Lecture 1. Introduction_to_Psychology_-_UWACE_versi

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Introduction to Psych 101 Fall 2008 - Section 004
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Your Instructor s Office: PAS 4219 s Office Hours r Mondays 11:00am - 1:30pm s Email: [email protected] s Ph.D Candidate in Psychology r Behavioural Neuroscience
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My Research Attention Errors of Everyday Living Disorders Of Attention Visual Search Distractions Traumatic Brain Injury Aging Disorders ADHD, Parkinsons, Alzheimers
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Your Resources s Textbook r Psychology : Myers in Modules (8 th edition) r Study Guide s Websites r UW-ACE r Text website – useful self-quizzes s Lectures
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Why Psychology 101 ?? s Introduction to various subjects within the discipline r Biological roots of behavior r Human Development r Learning r Memory r Psychological Disorders and Therapies s Challenge your preconceived notions about psychology r Become a more critical thinker
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Goals of this course s Become familiar with the broad range of topics that make up the discipline of psychology. s Become familiar with the methods of investigation used in psychology, including the strengths and limitations of these methods. s Develop an understanding of the vocabulary and concepts of psychology that will allow you to study further in advanced courses or through independent reading. s Develop the ability to relate the findings of psychological research to your life and to important issues in our society and the world at large.
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Evaluation Plan Bonus Opportunity 2% for more study participation 5% 75% 4% Experiments / Article Summaries 16% On-Line Assignments – UW ACE - (Complete 8 of 10) 2% value each In Class Assignment – November 18 In Class Tests – 25% each October 7 th October 28 th November 25 th
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Weekly Assignments (ON-LINE) s Weekly questions will be posted on UW-ACE s Answers are due on UW-ACE by Friday at midnight s You will receive 2% for each assignment that you hand in (up to a maximum of 16%)
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Final Assignment (IN-CLASS) s Complete during the final lecture day (November 18) s Short answer questions r Some choice will be given r You will be able to use your notes and text to complete this assignment (open book). r Marked out of 10
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Experiment Participation s ½ hour of participation = 0.5 participation credits (%) r Researchers will record your participation and the marks will be added to your final grade. s Online and In person Options are Available r You can only earn a maximum of 2% with online studies. s Online Mass testing Questionnaire (1%) r Next two weeks s Participation in Experiments (0.5 – 1 %) r Participate in psychological experiment
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An Alternative: Article Summary s Earn 1% for each article summary you submit r Identify newspaper / magazine article relevant to psychology s Email TA if you are unsure if the article is acceptable r 1) Article reviews are due on or before November 25 2)
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PSYCH 101 taught by Professor R.ennis during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.

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