Course: SS661 Psychology

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Social Studies

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

The purpose of this course is to introduce and explore the basic principles and theories of psychology. Units will include history/research in psychology, brain structure/function, sensation/perception, memory, motivation/emotion, learning, cognition, language, intelligence, individual differences, social/cultural behavior, personality, personality assessment, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders, states of consciousness, sleep/dreams, and developmental psychology.


  • Understanding of scientific methodology and problem solving techniques related to psychology

  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychological concepts, perspectives, theories, terminology and their interconnectedness

  • Demonstrate uses of psychological concepts in everyday life

  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research