Syllabus Mac Psych 001 spring 2010

Syllabus Mac Psych 001 spring 2010 - San Jos State...

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Psychology Department 29431, General Psychology, Section 08, Spring 2010 Instructor: Steven Macramalla Office Location: DMH 230 Telephone: (831) 234-8451 Email: smacram@yahoo.com Office Hours: Thurs 4.30 – 6:00 pm Class Days/Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:45pm Classroom: DMH 354 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional) Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/firstname.lastname or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor). Course Description We are examining the research methods, history and area topics of psychology including cognitive, social, developmental, and clinical psychology. We will be answering such questions as what makes good people evil, how much do we really remember, the stages of language learning, how you can be happier, and the effects of drug and addiction. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Goal 1. Knowledge Base of Psychology: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in cognitive psychology. Goal 2. Research Methods in Psychology: Students will understand basic methodological approaches used in cognitive psychology, including research design, analysis, and interpretation. Goal 3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology: Students will understand and be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behavior and mental processes. Goal 4. Application of Psychology: Students will understand and be able to apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues. Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year
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