CPSY 102-110, Fall 2018, N. Ghazban Page 1 of 7 Faculty of ArtsDepartment of PsychologyCPSY 102 - Introduction to Psychology IFall 2018Section 110 – Mondays 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Room: KHE225Instructor:Dr. Niusha GhazbanOffice Hours: By appointmentOffice: Chang School 2ndFloorE-mail:[email protected]Length of Course:One semesterCourse Designation:Professional/Professionally-RelatedCOURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVESThis course introduces students to psychology – the scientific study of behaviour and cognition – byexamining the basic principles of psychology and their applications to everyday experience. The coursesurveys 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-specialities2.Make students aware of the scientific nature of the study of behaviour3.Acquaint students with the multiplicity and interplay of factors involved in the explanationof any behaviour4.Demonstrate to students the relevance of psychology to professional life5.Prepare students for more in-depth study of psychology’s sub-specialities insubsequent courses6.Enhance students’ ability to evaluate critically psychological research findings reported inpopular media and in academic sourcesREQUIRED TEXTLilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Woolf, N. J., Cramer, K. M. & Schmaltz, R. (2017).Psychology: FromInquiry to Understanding (3rdCanadian Ed). Toronto: Pearson Canada.EVALUTATION SUMMARYNote that exam and assignment grades will be posted to your private My Grades section on D2LBrightspace.
CPSY 102-110, Fall 2018, N. Ghazban Page 2 of 7 Written Assignment 1Article analysis and write up8%Exam 1Chapters. 1, 2, & 325%Exam 2Chapters 4, 5, & 625%Written Assignment 2Article analysis and write up14%Exam 3Chapters 1-6, 7, & 825%Research ContributionsResearch Participation Credits3%COURSE SCHEDULEPlease note that the amount of time spent on each topic may vary slightly.Dates:Lecture Topic:Readings:September 10Psychology and Scientific ThinkingChapter 1September 17Research MethodsChapter 2September 24Biological Psychology (Part 1)Chapter 3October 1Biological Psychology (Part 2)Chapter 3October 5ASSIGNMENT 1 (8%) DUE ON TURNITIN @11:59PMOctober 8Study Week – NO CLASSOctober 15EXAM 1 (25%): In our regular classroom and class timeChapters 1, 2, & 3October 22Sensation and PerceptionChapter 4October 29ConsciousnessChapter 5November 5LearningChapter 6November 12EXAM 2 (25%): In our regular classroom and class timeChapters 4, 5, & 6November 16Last day to drop CPSY102 in good academic standing (no refund of fees)November 16ASSIGNMENT 2 (14%) DUE ON TURNITIN @11:59PMNovember 19MemoryChapter 7November 26Chapter 7 Continued; Language, Thinking, and ReasoningChapter 8December 3Chapter 8 Continued; Exam ReviewDecember 3RESEARCH CONTRIBTIONS (3%) DUEDecember 10EXAM 3 (25%): In our regular classroom and class timeMajor emphasis onCh. 7, 8, & somequestions from Ch.