Students explore case studies and experiments to understand human behavior.

Subject Matter Experts:
David Perkins, PhD
Kristin Ritchey, PhD
Stephanie Simon-Dack, PhD

Lesson 1

The Neuron

  • Parts and Functions of a Neuron
  • Action Potential
  • Function of Proteins

Lesson 2

Anatomy of the Neuro Brain

  • Central Nervous System
  • Anatomy of the Brain
  • Neuropsychological Dysfunction

Lesson 3

Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development

  • Stages of Cognitive Development

Lesson 4

Moral Development

  • Stages of Moral Reasoning

Lesson 5

Erikson’s Stages of Development

  • Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development

Lesson 6

Decision Making

  • Base Rate Fallacy
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Availability Bias
  • Gambler’s Fallacy

Lesson 7

Thinking

  • Metacognition
  • Metacomprehesion
  • Metamemory
  • Categories & Concepts
  • Schemas
  • Semantic Networks

Lesson 8

Measuring Intelligence

  • Intelligence Testing
  • Reliability, Validity and Fairness

Lesson 9

Social Class – Clarity, Conflicts, and Consequences

  • Class: Definitions, Ideology, and Scope
  • Social Mobility
  • Poverty
  • Critiquing Class Systems

Lesson 10

Psychological Disorders

  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Recovery

Lesson 11

Causes of Psychological Disorders

  • Depression
  • Biological, Cognitive and Environmental Factors

Lesson 12

Understanding Treatment

  • Medications
  • Insight Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • 12-Step Recovery Groups

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