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Introduction - Psych - Syllabus

Introduction - Psych - Syllabus - PSYCHOLOGY 101...

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P SYCHOLOGY SYCHOLOGY 101 – I 101 – I NTRODUCTION NTRODUCTION TO TO P P SYCHOLOGY SYCHOLOGY Fall 2008 – Section 004 Meetings: Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 9:20pm, DC 1350 COURSE RESOURCES Required Textbook Myers, D. (2007). Psychology: Myers in Modules (8 th Ed.). New York: Worth Publishers. A Study Guide should be included with your new textbook. This resource is not required but is certainly recommended. You can think of this supplement as a study companion while you are reading the textbook – it should enhance your understanding of the text material. Course Websites On the course website, which registered students can find on UW-ACE (http://uwace.uwaterloo.ca) you will find each week’s PowerPoint slides, additional reading material when appropriate, weekly reviews and other helpful information. This is also where your grades will be posted following each test. There is also a publisher’s website for the text ( www.worthpublishers.com/myers ) that offers a wide range of helpful items, such as critical thinking exercises, quizzes, study aids, links, and demonstrations. Regular visits to this site will prove beneficial. COURSE DESCRIPTION and GOALS Like any other introductory course, Psychology 101 is designed to introduce you to the various subjects within the discipline. As such, we will explore topics ranging from the biological roots of behaviour, to human development throughout the lifespan, to learning and memory to psychological disorders and the therapies that are used to treat them. Based on those topics, I expect that you will develop a more thorough understanding of yourself and the world that you live in. But since psychology is in essence the study of our human experience, our thoughts, our feelings and our interactions with the world, I’ll also expect that each of you are coming into this course with some preconceived notions of what psychology is. As such, another goal of this course will be to encourage you to think critically about your preconceptions so that you can become a better consumer of the psychological information that is available in the media. COURSE GOALS: Instructor: Office: Office Hours: E-mail: Course Website: Amanda Clark PAS 4218 Mondays, 11:00am - 1:30pm or by appointment [email protected] http://uwace.uwaterloo.ca Teaching Assistant: Gelareh Karimiha [email protected] 1
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Become familiar with the broad range of topics that make up the discipline of psychology. Become familiar with the methods of investigation used in psychology, including the strengths and limitations of these methods. Develop an understanding of the vocabulary and concepts of psychology that will allow you to study further in advanced courses or through independent reading. Develop the ability to relate the findings of psychological research to your life and to
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