Psychology is the study of human behavior. Though the emphasis is on preparation for life situations, the course will include a measure of college-level psychology coverage. Units on emotions, learning, group behavior, child development, psychological characteristics of various stages of life (adolescence, young adulthood, old age), personality development, mental illness and mental health will be integrated with studies of various theories and approaches (schools) of psychology, therapies and career possibilities in the mental health field. Students will be asked to relate their own feelings, experiences and observations to psychology as a field of study. Case studies through reading, writing and films will illustrate various topics in psychology.