Summer 2020 - PSYC 385 D100

Evolution and Psychology (3)

Class Number: 3161

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201W: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Topics such as altruism, parental care, mate choice, sex differences in behavior, aggression, dominance and territoriality are considered from an evolutionary perspective. The role of heredity and environment in the development of these behaviors is also discussed.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course reviews and applies the main evolutionary theories in the behavioural sciences in order to examine the extent to which evolution can serve as an explanation for human behaviour. We will discuss a variety of topics from an evolutionary perspective, such as the meaning of life, the family, sociality, sex, sex differences, religion, health and popular culture.

Grading

  • Mid-Term Exam: 30%
  • Writing Assignments: 40%
  • Final Exam: 30%

NOTES:

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.

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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

 
 

 

Intersession Final Exam:  TBA

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course. The readings will be available through the course Canvas site.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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 SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.

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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.