Intro to psychology syllabus

Intro to psychology syllabus - Psychology 110 C Fall...

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Psychology 110 C, Fall Semester 2009 Introduction to Psychology Flipse 536, MWF, 10:10-11:00 Instructor: Dr. Charles Carver Teaching Asst: Catherine D’Avanzato Office: Flipse 457 Phone: 8-2817 Office: Flipse 432 Office Hours: MWF 1:30-2:30, and by appointment Hrs: R 11:00-2:00, and by appointment E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] Text: D. Coon & J. O. Mitterer, Psychology: A Journey , 3rd Ed. Thomson-Wadsworth, 2008 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to a broad range of topics that make up today’s discipline of psychology. My version of the course emphasizes areas of psychology that deal with the human being as a “whole person,” though we will also spend time on specific subsystems within the person (the nervous system, perception, cognition, motivation, and so on). My focus will be on how people grow and change; how everyone is unique yet also is the same as everyone else; how people experience life’s stresses; how psychological problems sometimes develop; and some ways in which people are affected by each other. These topics form the areas of Developmental, Personality, Health, Abnormal, and Social Psychology. These are the main focus of the course, though other topics are also included. My first goal for the course is to make you more thoughtful “consumers of psychological information.” For the rest of your life, you’ll encounter information pertaining to psychology in newspapers, magazine articles, and on TV and radio. After you finish this course, you will be better equipped to understand and interpret this information. There are at least 3 ways the course will help you do this.
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