Discussion Questions

  1. Why do you think psychology courses like this one are often requirements of so many different programs of study?
  2. Why do you think many people might be skeptical about psychology being a science?
  3. Why is an undergraduate education in psychology so helpful in a number of different lines of work?
  4. Freud is probably one of the most well-known historical figures in psychology. Where have you encountered references to Freud or his ideas about the role that the unconscious mind plays in determining conscious behavior?
  5. In the “Contemporary Psychology” section you were briefly introduced to some of the major areas within psychology. Which are you most interested in learning more about, and why?

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