Spring 2020 - PSYC 102 D900

Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Class Number: 7579

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is the second half of an introduction to the field of psychology. We will begin with a brief overview of research methods in psychology (not tested), before moving on to examine past and present topics such as language, personality, childhood development, and social behaviour.  The course will also focus on current research questions and work taking place within these areas.

Grading

  • 4 Exams (lowest score dropped) 66%%
  • 4 In-class open notes group assignments 28%%
  • Research participation 6%

NOTES:

All exams must be written for the lowest score to be dropped. There are no make-up exams or assignments.

REQUIREMENTS:

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.

For complete information regarding the research participation credit, please go to internet location:

http://www.sfu.ca/psychology/ugrad/student-research/research-participation.html

To sign-up:
https://www.psyc.sfu.ca/rps/part/part_login.htm

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.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2018). Themes and variations. (Canadian, 5th ed.).
     
      Scarborough, ON: Nelson.

Registrar Notes:

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

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