Introduction to Psychology
PSY 1305, Section 03, CRN 12505
MWF 12:00 - 12:50 AM, Baylor Sciences Building (BSB),
Renee Michalski, Ph.D.
A308 - 3
floor, A wing, Baylor Sciences Building
710-2814 or PSY Dept. @ 710-2961
M-F 9:30 -10:30 AM, or afternoon by appointment.
Meyers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. (8th Edition).
New York: Worth.
Study guide is not needed and entirely optional.
Publishers website with study aids and activities is listed above.
This course serves as an introduction and overview of basic concepts, theories and current state
of knowledge for a representative sample of areas within psychology including neuroscience,
sensation and perception, learning and memory, development, personality, social, motivation,
intelligence and psychological disorders. It will introduce major methods of study and research in
psychology and provide some insight into how and why people think, feel and act as they do. I hope
attending this course will spark an interest in and enthusiasm for the field of Psychology.
I uphold Baylor’s official attendance policy
(Baylor University undergraduate catalog, 2006-
2007, p. 33):
University policy requires that to
earn credit in a course
the student must be officially
enrolled by the end of the second full week of the semester and
attend at least 75%
class meetings . . . ‘Any student who is not present for at least 75% of the scheduled class
sessions for any course will automatically receive a grade of “F” in the course. Any
University-related activity necessitating an absence from class shall count as an absence
when determining whether a student has attended the required 75% of class meetings’.
For an MWF class this means missing more than
class periods (including test days),
, will lead to an automatic "F" for the course. Leaving early or arriving late could be
counted as a missed class. Being present for any class means that you are present, awake and attending to
the presentation during the entire class period. Attendance will be taken by sign-in sheet for each row.
This will be distributed the second class-day. The seat that you are in on the second day of class will be
your seat for the rest of the semester.
It is dishonest to sign in for someone else, even if they are just
'running a little late'. If a student arrives after the attendance sheet for their row is distributed, it is their
responsibility to come up to the front of the classroom and sign the sheet at the end of that class period.
You may not sign on another day or for another person.