Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 5620

Technology, Efficiency, and Happiness

Considers various dimensions for evaluating the behavioral effects of any technology: efficiency, safety, time cost, complexity, environmental impact, social impact.


Credit Hours: 3


Psych 1100(H), or graduate standing.

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research


Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, & global levels



  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes


Professional Development

  • Apply psychological content & skills to career goals

Psychology Major:


Psychology Minors:

Elective for Organization and Performance

General Education:

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