YORK COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK School of Arts and Sciences Department of Behavioral Sciences PSY 102 -V (42382) Introductory Psychology Spring 2019: Wednesdays, 6:00PM – 8:50PM Room: 1M06 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Instructor: Scott W. Smith, Ph.D. Office: Counseling Center, AC-1G03 Email: [email protected] Phone: 718.262.2080 Office Hours: by appointment Required Text Myers, D. G. & DeWall, C.N. (2015). Psychology (11 th ed.). New York: Worth Publishing. [ISBN: 978-1- 4641-4081-5] Course Description 3 hours, 3 credits; no prerequisite Basic concepts and methods of contemporary psychology emphasizing the biological basis of behavior, learning, cognition, consciousness, development, stress and personality, abnormal behavior, group behavior, and social interaction. Learning Objectives By the end of this course, students will be able to: ● demonstrate a command of the vocabulary of the discipline; ● identify the methods used to investigate human behavior and understand the ways that psychological theories are used to describe, predict, and modify behavior; ● distinguish among the major perspectives of human thought and behavior; ● recognize the applicatio n of the discipline’s theoretical models to every day settings. Course Requirements Evaluations: How Your Final Grade is Determined: Percentage weights: 1. 2 Exams = 90% 2. Research Participation = 10% A. Exams There will be 3 exams, 2 of which are weighted to account for 90% of the final grade (the lowest of the three exam grades will be dropped). If you are absent for an exam, you will earn a zero for that exam. There are no makeup exams. B. Research Participation - York College Research Pool The research pool provides students in specified courses in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology an opportunity to take part in actual research studies in the disciplines by making participation
a class requirement. Your participation in the research pool is mandatory and is worth 10% of your grade. Your participation has the potential to increase your course average or decrease it significantly.
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