Tompkins Cortland Community College

PSYC103 - Introduction to Psychology


This course provides students with a basic understanding of the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. Prevalent psychological theories and research will be introduced. Topics may include: psychological research, biology and behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, development, emotion, motivation, personality, mental disorders, therapy and social psychology. An honors offering is available. PSYC 103 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 or ESL 120, 121, and 112; prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.