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Unformatted text preview: T e m p le U n iv e rs ity , J a p a n C a m p u s P SYCH SYCH 1071 – P 1071 – P SYCHOLOGY SYCHOLOGY AS AS A N N ATURAL ATURAL S S CIENCE CIENCE S Y L L A B U S – S P R IN G 2008 Course Description Prerequisites: None (Formerly: Psychology 0070 .) This course examines human and animal behavior from a natural science perspective, providing the student with a sound basis in the biological determinants of behavior. The course begins with a foundation of neuropsychology, including brain processes, behavior genetics and evolutionary psychology. It continues with an examination of sensation and perception, the processes that provide us with information about the world and that allow us to interpret that information. The study of basic processes of learning, motivation, and emotion is followed by the study of cognitive psychology, including higher learning processes of memory, thinking, and problem solving. Note: Credit will not be given for this course and Psychology 0051. Course Objectives to provide a general introduction to psychology’s major theories, concepts and research in psychology to provide familiarity with classic/contemporary research through computerized simulations and current issues in psychology through online research to introduce scientific thinking and writing through written reports consideration of psychological research on cultural influences, differences, and similarities Class Meets: MWF, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Mita Hall Rm. 402 Required Materials: 1. Weiten, W. (2007). Psychology: Themes and Variations, 7e. 2. Psyk.Trek 2.0 CD-ROM Instructor: Suzi K. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Mita 401, 5441-9800 ext. 611, [email protected] Office Hours: MWF, 10:00-11:00 AM and other times by appointment The Course Blackboard Site Course documents and your grades are available to you at any time on the Blackboard site which can be accessed through TUPortal. Check this site often for updates. Contact Computer Services if you do not yet have a TUJ account which is necessary to access the TUPortal. Disability Disclosure Statement Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible....
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 1071 taught by Professor Curby during the Spring '08 term at Temple.
- Spring '08