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folder1 MPTUO1a: Introduction to Psychology – Fall 2020
Week 18 / Unit 14: Frontiers in Psychology

Psychopathology. “The study of abnormal cognitions, behavior and experiences. It can be broadly separated into descriptive and explanatory.” [1]

document  Required Reading

document  Homework

Health Psychology

Stress and coping

      • 1.1 Define stress as a psychophysiological reaction.
      • 1.2 Identify and explain potential sources of stress.
      • 1.3 Explain physiological and psychological consequences for health.
      • 1.4 Identify and explain physiological, cognitive, and behavioral strategies to deal with stress.

Behaviors and attitudes that promote health

      • 2.1 Identify ways to promote mental health and physical fitness.
      • 2.2 Describe the characteristics of and factors that promote resilience and optimism.
      • 2.3 Distinguish between effective and ineffective means of dealing with stressors and other health issues.

Vocational Applications

 Career options

      • 1.1 Identify careers in psychological science and practice.
      • 1.2 Identify careers related to psychology.

Educational Requirements

      • 2.1 Identify degree requirements for psychologists and psychology-related careers.
      • 2.2 Identify resources to help select psychology programs for further study.

Vocational applications of psychological science

      • 3.1 Discuss ways in which psychological science addresses domestic and global issues.
      • 3.2 Identify careers in psychological science that have evolved as a result of domestic and global issues.

Major Assignments and Deadlines

    • Participate. Make a minimum of 2 original comments or discussion posts and 2 responses to someone else.
    • Watch the Unit 14 Videos.
    • Study the Unit 14 Slides.
    • Review the Unit 14 Resources.
    • Review the Unit 14 Study Guide.
    • Take 3 Quizzes
      • Quiz 19: Frontiers in Psychology
      • Quiz 20: Final Exam Review
    • Take the Final Exam.

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  1. Dewey, Dr. Russell A. (2017). Psychology: An Introduction. Psych Web. https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/
  2. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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