The Psychology (semester) course broadly investigates the behavioral and mental processes of human beings. The course emphasizes multiple theories and current research for students to critically evaluate the practices and subfields within psychology. Students learn to define, apply and use key terms as well as principles of psychology in their own lives. Topics include ethics, study methodologies, human development, abnormal behavior, feelings and emotions, personality, intelligence, altered states of awareness, sleep and dreams, biological basis for behavior, learning and memory, development and individual differences, and psychological disorders. Course Note: This course fulfills the Social Studies Elective (.5) requirement.