Reporting Topics and Learning Goals
Unit 1: Introduction and Research
Methods LG1 Students will learn contemporary perspectives used by psychologists to understand
Domain behavior and mental processes in context.
LG2 Students will explore the major sub-fields and career opportunities that comprise
Unit 2: Biological Bases for Behavior
Biopsycho- LG3 Students will learn how heredity interacts with environment to influence behavior
logical Sensation and Perception
Domain LG4 Students will study the interaction of the person and the environment in determining
Motivation and Emotion
LG5 Students will know the major theories of motivation
LG6 Students will understand the role of values and expectancies in determining choice and
strength of motivation
Stress, Coping, and Health
LG7 Students will identify the sources of stress
LG8 Students will understand the difference between the physiological and psychological
reactions to stress
LG9 Students will identify the cognitive and behavioral strategies for dealing with stress and
understand the promotion of health
Unit 3 Lifespan Development
Develop- LG10 Students will recognize how biological and cultural notions of gender shape the
mental experiences of men and women.
Domain LG11 Students will examine the development of ethnic identity.
LG12 Students will explore developmental theories as they relate to cultural bias.
Personality and Assessment
LG13 Students will define personality as the individual’s unique way of thinking, feeling and
Unit 4 Learning
Cognitive LG14 Students will discuss learning from a psychological viewpoint.
Domain LG15 Students will speculate on the role of culture in determining what behaviors will be
LG16 Students will explore how biological and cultural factors interact to impede or enhance
LG17 Students will describe strategies for improving memory based on our understanding of
Life Skills Working in Groups
LG18 Students will exhibit group maintenance and interpersonal skills.
LG19 Students will follow classroom rules and procedures.
LG20 Students will complete assigned work at the time it's due.