How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching human development across the life span in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section introduces students to biological mechanisms that underlie behavior. Specifically, students will be introduced to the structures and functions of the nervous system, and how the nervous system interacts with the endocrine system.Biology of Behavior is a core topic in the APA’s recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology, and is also a core topic in the Ohio TAG learning objectives. This topic is required for all Introduction to Psychology courses in Ohio as part of Pillar 1: Biological. Recall that the TAG requirements call for a second topic to be included from this pillar, which can be either Sensation or Consciousness or, time permitting in your course, both.
Ohio TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences (OSS) Standards
Core OSS015 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete an Introduction to Psychology Course
Standard: Describe psychological theories, principles, and concepts relevant to the following topics: Biological (Biology of Behavior, Sensation, Consciousness), Cognitive (Memory, Cognition, Perception, Intelligence), Developmental (Learning, Lifespan Development, Language), Social and Personality (Social, Personality, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, Motivation), Mental and Physical Health (Abnormal, Health, Therapies)