CPSY102_110_Outline_Fall2018.pdf - CPSY 102-110 Fall 2018 N Ghazban Page 1 of 7 Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology CPSY 102 Introduction to

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CPSY 102-110, Fall 2018, N. Ghazban Page 1 of 7 Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology CPSY 102 - Introduction to Psychology I Fall 2018 Section 110 – Mondays 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Room: KHE225 Instructor: Dr. Niusha Ghazban Office Hours : By appointment Office : Chang School 2 nd Floor E - mail : [email protected] Length of Course: One semester Course Designation: Professional/Professionally-Related COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES This course introduces students to psychology – the scientific study of behaviour and cognition – by examining the basic principles of psychology and their applications to everyday experience. The course surveys some core areas of psychology including research methods, biological bases of behaviour, learning, memory, and cognition. The primary objectives of this course are to: 1. Introduce students to psychology and its sub-specialities 2. Make students aware of the scientific nature of the study of behaviour 3. Acquaint students with the multiplicity and interplay of factors involved in the explanation of any behaviour 4. Demonstrate to students the relevance of psychology to professional life 5. Prepare students for more in-depth study of psychology’s sub-specialities in subsequent courses 6. Enhance students’ ability to evaluate critically psychological research findings reported in popular media and in academic sources REQUIRED TEXT Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Woolf, N. J., Cramer, K. M. & Schmaltz, R. (2017). Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (3 rd Canadian Ed) . Toronto: Pearson Canada. EVALUTATION SUMMARY Note that exam and assignment grades will be posted to your private My Grades section on D2L Brightspace.
CPSY 102-110, Fall 2018, N. Ghazban Page 2 of 7 Written Assignment 1 Article analysis and write up 8% Exam 1 Chapters. 1, 2, & 3 25% Exam 2 Chapters 4, 5, & 6 25% Written Assignment 2 Article analysis and write up 14% Exam 3 Chapters 1-6, 7, & 8 25% Research Contributions Research Participation Credits 3% COURSE SCHEDULE Please note that the amount of time spent on each topic may vary slightly. Dates: Lecture Topic: Readings: September 10 Psychology and Scientific Thinking Chapter 1 September 17 Research Methods Chapter 2 September 24 Biological Psychology (Part 1) Chapter 3 October 1 Biological Psychology (Part 2) Chapter 3 October 5 ASSIGNMENT 1 (8%) DUE ON TURNITIN @11:59PM October 8 Study Week – NO CLASS October 15 EXAM 1 (25%): In our regular classroom and class time Chapters 1, 2, & 3 October 22 Sensation and Perception Chapter 4 October 29 Consciousness Chapter 5 November 5 Learning Chapter 6 November 12 EXAM 2 (25%): In our regular classroom and class time Chapters 4, 5, & 6 November 16 Last day to drop CPSY102 in good academic standing (no refund of fees) November 16 ASSIGNMENT 2 (14%) DUE ON TURNITIN @11:59PM November 19 Memory Chapter 7 November 26 Chapter 7 Continued; Language, Thinking, and Reasoning Chapter 8 December 3 Chapter 8 Continued; Exam Review December 3 RESEARCH CONTRIBTIONS (3%) DUE December 10 EXAM 3 (25%): In our regular classroom and class time Major emphasis on Ch. 7, 8, & some questions from Ch.

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