Class 1 - Introduction and Syllabus - Psychology 6 Stress...

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Psychology 6 Stress and Coping Christopher Gade, PhD Office: 3412 Tolman Office hours: Tu 12:00-1:30 Email: [email protected] Class: Tu/Th 5:00-7:30 PM
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Introductions
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Course Specifics Required Text: Harrington, R. (2013). Stress, Health, and Well-Being: Thriving in the 21st Century. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (Cengage). ISBN-13: 978-1-111-83161-5 Website for Course Postings: bcourses.Berkeley.edu (Note: this site will have all of our class slides, assignments, updates, and other info on it) Additional Website of Use: (supplementary informative videos on topics covered in this class)
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Question #1 of the year… Why are you taking this class?
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Why We Think You Should Take This Course Betterment: This class will allow you to better recognize your daily sources of stress and how they impacts your life, it should also help you better cope with the stress that you encounter Enjoyment: This topic is so diverse and interesting, you won’t only benefit from knowing information about the field, but you also will learn some interesting pieces of information Application: A number of you will eventually find yourself in careers or life situations where stress must be dealt with appropriately-- Using this information could be of great benefit
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What Our Weekly Classes Entail? Lectures covering information from the text and additional information related to the topics Several videos that bring to life several of the most interesting discoveries about stress and coping that have been found within the field A hands-on opportunity to participate and/or witness several of the most entertaining and interesting coping methods that we’ve come up with over the years
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How You’ll Be Graded Grading Policy Final grades will be calculated out of 180 points distributed as follows: Requirement Points % of grade Exam 1 50 27.78% of your grade Exam 2 50 27.78% of your grade Exam 3 50 27.78% of your grade Final Paper 30 16.67% of your grade Final Exam (50) (27.78% of your grade) Final grades will be based on a standard 100% scale: A=90%-100%, B=80%-90%, C=70%-80%, D=60%-70%, with + and – for the upper and lower 3% extremes of those ranges (e.g. B- = 80-82.9%, B = 83-86.9%, B+ =
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