Spring 2018PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGEWelcome to General Psychology 1010!PSY-1010 – Online Spring 2018INSTRUCTOR:Anika Z. Hunter, M.EdFaculty, Department of Psychological, Sociological, and HumanServicesOFFICE:Marlboro Hall 2025PHONE NUMBERS: 301-546-0831 phone numberMonday-Friday emails and phone messages will be returned within 48 hours. Weekend emails and phone messages will be answered by MondayEMAIL ADDRESS:[email protected]All credit students (with the exception of Howard Community College students enrolled at Laurel College Center) are required to use Owl Mail for all college communication.OFFICE HOURS:Online Office Hours Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pmMondays and Wednesdays, COURSE DESCRIPTION:University-parallel introductory course which surveys the field of psychology, including the study of behavior, cognitive processes, the concepts of memory, perception and sensation, consciousness, personality development, psychological disorders, psychotherapy and social behavior. Prerequisite: Reading proficiency levelCOURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to: Course Outcomes 1 Explain major psychological concepts, theories, and perspectives. 2 Describe research methods and tools used by psychologists to understand and explain behavior. ENVISION SUCCESS, TAKE THE JOURNEY, COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE
Spring 20183 Describe the ethical principles inherent in research, teaching, and practice in the field of psychology.4 Apply psychological concepts to personal, social, and organizational issues.5 Explain how culture influences behavior and mental processes.6 Use appropriate technology to obtain scholarly information for the purpose of writing or making presentations on relevant psychological topics.REQUIRED TEXTBOOKWe are using the loose leaf version of Scientific American: Psychology, Licht, Hull, & Ballantyne, 2nd edition, Worth Publishers, New York, New York, (2017). You are encouraged to purchase this text from the PGCC Bookstore in order to get the textbook with required ancillaries(i.e. LaunchPad), and pay the lowest price. If you purchase a used copy, you will have to purchase an access code for Launchpad access; this will likely cause you to pay more than the College’s bookstore price. LaunchPad access is required to complete required assignments inthis course. Optionally, you may purchase just the eBook and the Launchpad tool through the Worth/Macmillan Website.Under the Course Content tab on Blackboard you will find the registration powerpoint for LaunchpadOTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: For those students enrolled in an online course, a desktop or laptop computer is recommended. You must use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser to ENVISION SUCCESS, TAKE THE JOURNEY, COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE
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