Fall 2023 - PSYC 100 D100
Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Class Number: 2385
Delivery Method: In Person
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 foundational course will familiarize students with key concepts and basic research methods used in psychology. The assignments are designed so that students will be applying course content to examine everyday life through the lens of psychological science.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
In this course, we will examine topics such as the history of psychology, research methods, the biological basis of behaviour and cognition, sensation and perception, learning, consciousness, memory, and emotion.
- Syllabus Quiz: 4%
- Research Participation: 6%
- Chapter Assignments (8 chapters, 1.4% each): 11%
- Term Project (3 parts, 7% each): 21%
- 4 Exams (2 chapters per exam, 14.5% each): 58%
- The grading breakdown is tentative and will be confirmed in the first week of class.
An iclicker is NOT required for this course
Exams may include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and/or brief essay questions
Students are expected to engage in group work and actively participate in class discussions
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:
Psychology Around Us. (2022). Ogden, Boyes, Field, Comer, and Gould. Canadian 4th edition.
Since assignments are textbook based and require accurate within-text citations
this edition of the textbook is mandatory. Please DO NOT use any other edition of the textbook.
ISBN: 9781119830504 (e-book)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.