Spring 2020 - PSYC 100 D900

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 7577

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey



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 half of an introduction to the field of psychology, the study of mind, brain, and behaviour. We begin with a brief examination of the history of the field and then move on to examine questions that have dominated the attention of psychologists, past and present.  We will also discuss how technology is playing a role in today's research programs.


  • Best 3/4 Exams 66%%
  • 4 In-Class Open Book Group Assignments 28%%
  • Research Participation 6%%


All 4 exams must be written. The lowest score of the 4 exams is dropped. Each exam will include two textbook chapters, non-textbook and video content, as well as the occasional question generated from in-class discussion.

Please note that this is a face-to-face course with no online tests or iclicker tests. There are no makeup exams, re-writes, or alternative assignments for missed exams and assigments.


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).

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