Summer 2023 - PSYC 391 D200
Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2984
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
1 778 782-6580
Office: RCB 6240
Prerequisites:PSYC 201. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.
Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.
This course will focus on the effects of stress using the bio-psycho-social model. Topics will include the physiological manifestations of stress, changes in brain anatomy and cognition during stress, and the effects of different kinds of coping on brain and behaviour. As a seminar-level course, class will be highly interactive with student-led discussions, presentations, activities, and reflections and thus attendance is mandatory.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
• understand the effects of stress at a physiological and cognitive level.
• know in what ways coping affects the brain and mind.
• evaluate the impact of social interactions on stress and coping.
• develop science literacy through communicating, assessing and critiquing ideas.
- Discussion Forum: 15%
- Personal Reflection: 15%
- Participation: 20%
- Term Paper/ Project: 25%
- Final Exam: 25%
This course will be conducted in-person, synchronously. There will be on-line components available on Canvas.
Reading list and/or excerpts will be available on-line and through the library.
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