Psychology is an introductory course to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and animals. Subjects explored include: Methods (history, perspectives, careers); Biopsychology (nervous system, endocrine systems, brain, sensation, perception, motivation, emotion); development (mental and physical from birth to death, personality); Cognition (learning, memory, sleep); and Abnormality (disorders, treatments). Learning is facilitated through lecture, discussion, reading, writing, student research/experiments, in-class labs, guest speakers and possible field trips. Students should be aware that this course is rigorous, requiring independent study time outside of class hours.