Psychology 1



S01 Introduction to Psychology I

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be double spaced; refer to the Format section at the end of these instructions for specific format requirements.

Part I: Discuss the four major perspectives of Psychology and give an example of each.

Part II: Explain why the following course objectives are important to understanding psychology:

1. Define the science of psychology.

2. Distinguish between a theory, a hypothesis, and an operational definition.

3. Explain how genes, chromosomes, DNA, and genomes all relate to one another and their importance to psychology.

4. Identify and describe the major structures of the central nervous system and their primary functions.


Please reference and include at least three scholarly articles within your response. Your minimum word count should be at least 750 words. Format your overall response according to APA style. The total assignment should be between three to six pages, not including title page and reference page.

Refer to the rubric on your Assignment page to see how your submission will be graded.