Fall 2021 - PSYC 100 D900

Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Class Number: 2569

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SRYC 5280, Surrey

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYC 5280, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2021
    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    SRYE 1002, 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 survey course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of psychology (i.e., the scientific study of the brain, mind, and behaviour). Students will learn about basic concepts, terminology, scientific methods and research design, historical antecedents, and on-going debates in the field. Specifically, topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation, social psychology, development, cognition, and personality will be covered.

Please note:  select Monday lectures will be asynchronous and online and the exact schedule will be confirmed in advance by the instructor


  • Exam #1 20%
  • Exam #2 20%
  • Exam #3 20%
  • Exam #4 20%
  • Assignment: 14%
  • Research Participation: 6%


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:


To sign-up:



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.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.