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Unformatted text preview: Subject Code APSS2814 Subject Title Psychology of Everyday Life Medium of Instruction English Contact Hours Lecture : 16 hours Seminar (including presentations) : 12 hours Total : 28 hours Exclusion Requirements Students of Offering Department or Students who have taken APSS222 “Introduction to Psychology” Objectives Overall Objective Introduce basic psychological concepts and theories as they relate to everyday life experiences. Specific Objectives Enable students to: 1. acquire a basic understanding of human behavior in everyday life; 2. gain a better selfunderstanding from a psychological perspective; and 3. clarify myths and facts about psychology through the exploration different psychological phenomena. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this subject, students are expected to: 1. understand and explain basic human experiences with psychological concepts and theories; 2. explain personally relevant life experiences from a psychological standpoint and show greater selfunderstanding; and 3. apply diverse psychological concepts to realworld problems and challenges. Teaching/Learning Methodology The learning and teaching approach is characterized by active experiential learning, which encourages students to master psychological concepts through interactive lectures, small group discussions, roleplays and small group work around a project. This learnbydoing focus engages students through active class participation, seminar discussions, group presentation and report, and quizzes.Oct 2009 Course Outline 1. What is Psychology? Discovering Major Psychological Perspectives 2. Exploring Diverse Psychological Experiences • Growing up : developmental psychology • You and your thoughts: snapshots of memory, thinking and creativity • You and your feelings: looking at motivation and emotions • You and sex: Gender differences, theories of love and interpersonal attraction • Your personality: major personality types • Your mental health: stress and coping strategies • You and Others: social perception, attitudes, social and group influence, communication Psychology as an integrated discipline of social sciences, arts and science, has become increasingly popular. This subject is designed to provide students from diverse backgrounds with a basic psychological understanding of their daily experiences in the world. It is hoped that students will acquire a better selfunderstanding and a better appreciation for diverse human experiences in general. Students are encouraged to explore salient and interesting features of various psychological specialisations in a studentfriendly format. Assessment Method 100% Continuous Assessment including: 1. Quizzes (30%) 2. Participation (10%) 3. Group presentation (25%) 4. Group paper (35%) Essential Reading 1. Weiten, W. (2007). Psychology: Themes & Variations (7 th ed). California: Brooks and Cole. 2. Gerrig, R. J., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2008). Psychology Oct 2009 and Life (18 th ed.). Boston, M.A.: Pearson Education Offering Department Department of Applied Social Sciences Subject Teacher Dr Alice Lai Enquiry Email :[email protected] Tel : 27666314 Office : EF712 ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course APSS 281 taught by Professor Cheung during the Spring '11 term at Peking Uni..
- Spring '11