Fall 2019 - PSYC 100 D100
Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Class Number: 9874
Delivery Method: In Person
Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.
This course is the first of a two-part introduction to the main concepts and theories in psychological science. The course begins by exploring historical approaches to psychology, as well as scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and research methodology as it applies to current psychological investigation. Then, the modern understanding of various psychological concepts will be explored, including the relationship between brain and behaviour, the senses, learning and memory, emotion, motivation, and states of awareness. Students will be encouraged to apply their understanding of psychological theory by evaluating research/scientific claims regarding real world circumstances.
- Exams (Best of 3) 66%
- Research Participation: 6%
- In-Class Activities 28%
There is no final exam in this course.
Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2019). Psychology: Themes and Variations (5th Canadian edition). Nelson.
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