BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-121 - Introduction to Psychology II - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-121 - Introduction to Psychology II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Psychology 121 provides an introduction to psychology in general and focuses on areas of special interest within the field of psychology. The course will provide students with a basic understanding of psychology as well as allowing them to develop a questioning approach to psychology as it is experienced in daily life. This inquisitive approach will be of benefit to students in any further studies they may undertake.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Indigenous Human Services Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • the major areas of psychology and an understanding of specific, critical thinking approach to the study of human behavior;

    • knowledge of the concepts, theories, methods, terminology and research findings appropriate to the field of psychology;

    • acquire a facility to analyze, interpret, evaluate and understand such phenomena as sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, intelligence, cognition, and language;

    • acquire an increased understanding of what the profession of psychology is about;

    • introduction to spiritual concepts of self from Indigenous world view perspective;

    • an increased facility for understanding, tolerating, and/or changing the thoughts and behavior of other people;

    • gain an enhanced level of competency in perceiving, analyzing and evaluation of circumstances;

    • acquire an increased facility for understanding an Indigenous world view perspective;

    • basic issues and methodology of development psychology;

    • motivation in terms of inborn and learned determinants;

    • motivation and its relationship to physiology and emotion;

    • theories of emotion;

    • personality theory and assessment;

    • the relationship between stress, health and disease;

    • perspectives on causes and treatment of psychological disorders;

    • insight, behavioral, conformity, obedience, and compliance, prejudice, and aggression; and

    • First Nations psychological perspective.

    Text and Materials: Wood, Ellen and Samuel. (1999, 1996). The World of Psychology. (2nd ed.). Prentice Hall Canada Inc.: Scarborough, Ontario.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024