The aim of this course is to explain the foundations of the psychology of learning and examine how we learn. The biological bases of learning, behavioral approach, classical and instrumental conditioning, changing behavior, social cognitive theory, cognitive learning, memory, long term memory, developmental learning, socio cultural learning, meta-cognition, and transfer, problem solving and analytical thinking will be covered throughout the course.


This course aims to familiarize students with basic tenants of physiological psychology. These include an overview of the nervous system and its functions; the brains anatomy and physiology; the physiology of emotions, thoughts and behaviors; psychopharmachology; and how neurobiology translates into psychological processes 

This course aims to familiarize students with basic tenants of developmental psychology. Including the developmental study of humans from birth to death: childhood, adolescence and adulthood. As the course is divided into two semesters, the first semester will be focusing on theories of development from infancy to middle childhood. We will focus on the process of skills development, learning, physical and cognitive changes, and social and personality development


The goal of this course is to introduce the key features and theories of social psychology. Social psychology is around us at all times. Not only do we influence our environment but our environment also influences us. One of the aims of social psychology is to understand how these influences shape our ideas, our thoughts, our prejudices, and our behaviors as we interact with the social world. While examining these key concepts, we will also explore the base research that developed the key theories in social psychology that are still utilized today in explaining human behavior and interactions.


Research methods deals with data collection, analysis and interpretation, preparing a research report as well as a general overview of research methods and research process. Characteristics of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs will be introduced. Students will engage in data collection and analysis in these approaches. Data collection instruments and sampling practices will also be discussed. Validity and reliability concerns in quantitative and qualitative research designs will be discussed as well.

The aim of this course is to make an introduction to psychology by covering issues such as:

*the definition, history, branches and methods of psychology,
*research methods in psychology (as a science),
*issues related to physiology (neurons, hormones, brain, body rhythms and mental states), cognition (sensation, perception, thinking, intelligence, memory and learning) social and developmental psychology.