Click on the Session 1 Discussion link and create a new thread to respond to the discussion prompt. After posting your initial response, please comment on classmates’ responses. Respond by making constructive responses or by raising other questions that will promote further discussion and learning by all of us.
It is best practice to post early and continually participate throughout the session. You will be graded not only for your posting, but your participation in this discussion. Your initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59 P.M. (MT) of the session in which the discussion is assigned. A minimum of two (2) additional response posts are due by Sunday at 11:59 P.M. (MT). These are minimum requirements. Be sure to follow any additional guidelines posted by the instructor.
Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.
Review the discussion prompt. Then prepare a list of talking points in order to be prepared for the class discussion. Please bring a printed copy to class.
Discussion Prompt: The Power of Psychology
According to Bernstein, Psychology is the science that studies behavior and mental processes and seeks to apply that study in the service of human welfare (2019, p. 3).
- What are the benefits of studying human behavior?
- What are some potential costs or dangers associated with studying psychology?
- Of the various different subfields within psychology, which one interests you the most and why?
- Reflect on any hesitations you have regarding studying psychology.
Bernstein, D. (2019). Essentials of Psychology (7th ed.). Cengage.