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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 100 Introduction to Psychology Course Syllabus Fall, 2010 Instructor Information Instructor: Allison Jessee, M.A. Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm Instructional Teaching Assistant or by appointment Office: Room 612, Psychology 603 East Daniel Street Mailbox: 3 rd Floor, Psychology Champaign, Illinois 61820 E-mail: [email protected] Section Information Section U1 Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:00–10:50 AM Allen Hall, Room 40 Course Goals There are four goals of this course that I think are especially important. First, by the time you have completed this class, I want you to understand what psychology is (and what it isn’t), including all of the different areas that psychologists study. Although some of you may have a general sense of what psychology is all about, many people mistakenly think that all psychologists do is "help people” either through therapy or counseling. While it is true that therapy and counseling are part of psychology, they represent just one area of many in the field. Different types of psychologists study many different topics, and you may be surprised at some of the topics that fall under the heading of “psychology.” Second, I want you to understand that psychology is a research science , and to realize that research psychologists test their assumptions using the scientific method (which we will discuss throughout this course). I hope to dispel some of the myths you might have about human behavior and to understand why psychology is more than “common sense.” I think it’s very important to understand and appreciate how we know what we know in the field. Third, although this class will be fast-paced, I do want it to be enjoyable and interesting, and I hope that you will all be active participants throughout the semester. I hope to get you to really think about what you’re reading and learning. Finally, I hope that you will find some part of this course relevant to your own lives. Human behavior Psychology 100 Jessee Syllabus Page 1 relates to so many other fields and so much of our daily experiences. The material that you learn in this course should inform your other studies as well as your everyday life. To benefit from and do well in this course, you will need to keep up with the readings and lectures. Because we will move quickly and cover a lot of material, it can be easy to fall behind if you don’t stay on top of things. But, if you follow the guidelines outlined below, you’ll be in great shape come exam time. Course Materials The materials shown below are required in the course. They can be purchased new at UIB or TIS. For more information about course materials, see page 11 in the Course Guide....
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