PSY 001_1_ Greensheet Spring 2010

PSY 001_1_ Greensheet Spring 2010 - SAN JOSE STATE...

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1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY PSYC 001( Sect 1) LECTURE Spring 2010 M/W 7.30am to 8.45am DMH 354 FACULTY: DR. SHARVARI DIXIT Office Hours: Thursday 9.00am to 11.00am (or by appointment if urgent) DMH Room 310 Phone: (408) 924 5613 not regularly checked. I PREFER EMAIL: [email protected] (PLEASE put your course and section number in the subject line. Do not send any attachments via email, no credit will be given.) Textbook: Psychology Core Concepts Sixth Edition. Authors: Zimbardo, Johnson, McCann. Publishers Allyn and Bacon. Materials and Forms: 1. You will need to purchase a set of #882-E Scantron Forms, and keep them with you for tests. 2. Use only standard #2 pencils on this form. 3. This is the address for my Faculty Website. This site contains information about the course, the assignments, notes, reviews etc, and you are responsible for viewing it regularly. I will also include specific announcements from time to time. When you go to this website, please click COURSES on top of the page, and find your course. Course Objectives: Student Learning Objectives (Area D1 GE requirements) 1. Students will be able to identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation. 2. Students will be able to place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts. 3. Students will be able to identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age- based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them. 4. Students will be able to evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues. 5. Students will be able to recognize the interactions of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals.
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2 These objectives shall be met through lectures, reading and discussion of articles, discussion of relevant research, and from videos designed to accompany the text, as well as classroom and assignment exercises. Objective 1 : This objective is met through Chapters 1: Mind, Behavior and Psychological science; Chapter 2: Biopsychology and Human Nature; Chapter 3: Learning and human nurture; Chapter 9: Emotion and Motivation; Chapter 10: Personality; Chapter 11: Social Psychology along with several other chapters in the course. These chapters highlight psychology and critical thinking, what psychologists do, psychology and life, historical roots of psychology, perspectives in psychology, and the scientific method in psychological research. They also highlight emotional development, control of emotions, emotional intelligence and motivation, social development, personality factors, emotions
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