Fall 2020 - PSYC 391 D200
Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
Class Number: 3205
Delivery Method: In Person
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, and ingrained beliefs, expectations, and motivations. In this course, you will learn about the development and consequences of key individual differences in social psychology.
A preliminary copy of the course syllabus is available at https://www.rewelab.com/teaching
Fixed and Growth Mindsets, Approach and Avoidance Motivations, Self-Determination Theory, Regulatory Mode, Identification with the Natural World and Environmental Activism, Attachment Insecurities, Self-Esteem, RWA/SDO and Prejudice, Sexist Beliefs, and Individual Differences in Singlehood.
This course will be taught remotely due to COVID-19. Lectures will involve ASYNCHRONOUS podcast episodes and the occasional pre-recorded PPT lecture.
THERE WILL BE NO PREREQUISITE WAIVERS GIVEN FOR THIS CLASS.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The major objectives of this class are to understand how individual differences have a distinct impact on peoples’ intrapersonal and interpersonal processes, interactions, and wellbeing.
- Participation: 10%
- Term Paper/Project: 15%
- Final Exam: 12%
- Mastery Quizzes 7% x 9 63%
This course uses MASTERY GRADING. Thus, this course is designed to provide students multiple opportunities to try, face setbacks, figure out what they did not understand as well as they thought they did, and then succeed. Students demonstrate mastery by achieving 90% on a series of Mastery Quizzes and get THREE opportunities to master each quiz.
Office hours: Tuesday’s 1pm – 2pm & Thursday’s 10am – 11am (via Zoom)
This course will be taught remotely due to COVID-19: access to internet and a laptop and/or computer will be required.
There is no textbook for this course. Readings will be available via the SFU library.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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
TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).