Fall 2019 - PSYC 100 D200
Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Class Number: 9878
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.
Psyc 100 is an introduction to the field of psychology and will include such topics as the history of psychology, theoretical perspectives in psychology, research methodology, genetic influences, biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, principles of learning, memory and thinking, consciousness, sleep and dreaming, motivation and emotion. Exams will be based on material presented in lecture and assigned readings.
- 4 Term Exams: 68%
- Research Participation: 6%
- Term Assignment: 6%
- iClicker Quizzes (best 6): 20%
Office: RCB 6240
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30 & Thursdays, 14:30-15:30.
** there is NO Final Exam in this class
In addition to the other course requirements listed on the syllabus, each student in Psychology 100, 102 & 201 is required to complete three hours of research participation.
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Criteria for the determination of letter grades in this course will be presented during the first week of lectures. This course may be counted towards a certificate in liberal arts.
Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2019). Psychology: Themes and Variations (5th Canadian edition).
You will need an i>clicker (any physical version) to complete certain course activities.
You must register your purchased clicker via Canvas by September 16th.
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