Fall 2019 - PSYC 391 D300
Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
Class Number: 10129
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.
Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.
Predicting peoples’ thoughts, feelings, behavior, and happiness is complicated – it largely depends on peoples’ personality characteristics, beliefs, and motivations. In this course, you will learn about the development and consequences of key individual differences in social psychology such as peoples’ attachment insecurities, self-esteem, identification with the natural world, social goals, endorsement of sexist attitudes, and destiny versus growth beliefs.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The major objectives of this class are to understand how individual differences develop and shape peoples’ daily lives.
Attachment insecurities, self-esteem, identification with the natural world, approach versus avoidance social goals, endorsement of benevolent and hostile sexist attitudes, and destiny versus growth beliefs.
Lectures are designed to be highly interactive and include videos, iclicker opinion polls, and class and small-group discussions. Attendance and participation are STRONGLY encouraged. No lecture recordings are available.
- Mid-Term Exam: 20%
- Participation: 10%
- Term Paper/Project: 25%
- Final Exam: 40%
- Class Project Results: 5%
THERE WILL BE NO PREREQUISITE WAIVERS GIVEN FOR THIS CLASS.
This course requires the use of iclickers to collect in-class responses from students. You may use the iclicker1 or 2 for all iclicker assignments in class.
Office hours: By Appointment
There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be available via the SFU library.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS