THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
Department of Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
An introductory survey of the methods and findings of modern scientific psychology. The
following topics will be covered:
history and methodology, biological psychology, sensation and
perception, learning and motivation, verbal and cognitive processes, developmental psychology,
social psychology, individual differences (intelligence and personality), and clinical psychology.
Psychology 1100E (022E), Psychology 1200 (023)
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course
Dr. Laura Fazakas-DeHoog
Office and Phone Number: (SSC 3115) 519-472-8430
Office Hours: after class and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. by appointment
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mike Atkinson
Office Hours: TBA and posted on WebCT
Time and Location of Lectures: Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in NS 145
Passer, M.W., Smith, R.E., Atkinson, M.L., Mitchell, J. B., & Muir, D.W. (2008).
Frontiers and Applications
Third Canadian Edition.
Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson.
This course is an introductory level survey of the methods and findings of modern scientific
psychology. The goal is to provide students with an overview of various topic domains within the r
realm of psychology. As such, students will be exposed to diverse theoretical viewpoints and
various methods and procedures for the scientific investigation of psychological issues. Note:
Modern psychology is scientific in nature. Consequently, we will spend a lot of time discussing
science-related topics such as research design, research findings, neural functioning, sensory