Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 67011106 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 心理学概論A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Psychology A
モリナガ ヤスコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:IAS K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords human development, group dynamics, interpersonal relationship 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course designed to introduce students to psychological studies and theories in the field of developmental psychology and social psychology.  
Class Schedule lesson1 What is psychology?
lesson2 Who and what are BABIES?  
lesson3 How human babies develop.  
lesson4 Physiological development  
lesson5 Language acquisition and cognitive development  
lesson6 Social development
lesson7 Growing into adulthood
lesson8 "Self" in social psychology
lesson9 How does "self" work in interpersonal relationships?
lesson10 Social cognition
lesson11 Stereotypes and prejudice
lesson12 Intergroup relationships
lesson13 Culture and individuals
lesson14 How social psychologists study social issues
lesson15 Summary of the class

Students must take the final exam and are assigned with a task every week. They are encouraged to submit another task. Details of the tasks are instructed in the first class. 
No textbooks. A list of references (reading assignments) will be provided in the first class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts (mainly printed matter), Audiovisual (DVD) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reading assingments for every week will be provided in the first class.  
Grading Method Final exam (60%) and tasks(40%). Students must submit a short essay every week, and they are encouraged to submit an essay about one of reference books. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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