Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to Psychology 2

Introduction to Psychology 2 (PSY108)


PSY108 Introduction to Psychology 2 introduces the basic principles, concepts and theories of Developmental Psychology, Learning, Personality, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Health Psychology. The human life-span will be explored with reference to theories of physical, perceptual, cognitive, intellectual, language, moral, social, and emotional development and how they might be influenced by nature versus nurture. The learning journey will include pre-recorded lectures, interactive and instructive online resources that supplement the textbook and study guide, multimedia tutorials, videos, simulations, animations, tests and quizzes that will enhance one’s knowledge and mastery of the key concepts covered in this course.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Human Development
  • Cognitive & Psychosocial Development
  • Classical & Operant Conditioning
  • Observational Learning
  • Emotion
  • Motivation
  • Social Behaviour
  • Pro-social Behaviour
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Indicators of Mental Health Disorders
  • Personality
  • Stress & Health

Learning Outcome

  • Define major concepts of Psychology
  • Describe basic theories or principles of Psychology
  • Explain behaviour and mental processes using relevant theories or principles
  • Discuss behaviour and mental processes using theories, theoretical perspectives, or empirical evidence
  • Identify relevant concepts, principles, or theories that are evident or applied to real life situations
  • Apply psychological concepts to explain everyday behaviour
  • Use theoretical and empirical evidence to support one’s arguments in a critical analysis/review
  • Present the references following the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines
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