COURSE RATIONALE: This course is the basis for all future psychology courses. It is used to satisfy social science graduation requirements. It is also a requirement in many degrees. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: PSY 180: Introduction to Psychology. This course is an introduction to the scientific study and explanation of human behavior. It surveys topics such as the biological basis of behavior, development, consciousness and its alterations, sensation, perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, learning, intelligence, personality, abnormal behavior and treatment. The role of theory, research findings, and practical applications in psychology are covered.