INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY PSYC ________
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Ms. Amy Madewell
Wed 5-7 pm,
North Murray 316
, or by appointment
Teaching Assistant: Robyn Resnick,
Wed 5-6 pm, North Murray 316
24 hour advance notice policy
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hours, you MUST send an e-mail 24 hours in advance.
This will guarantee that either Ms. Madewell or Ms.
Resnick will have all the necessary paperwork with them when you meet.
The course surveys the principles, theories, vocabulary, and applications of the science of psychology.
course is required of all Psychology majors.
The course also fulfills the University’s general education
requirement for the social sciences.
As a general education course, students will learn:
about the relationship between historic and contemporary issues and will understand
contemporary issues with sensitivity to a rapidly changing, diverse, and complex world;
how psychology applies to the practice of their discipline and to other disciplines, to society,
and to their own lives;
the causes of human behavior and their consequences;
to identify, evaluate critically, and seek solutions to complex problems related to psychology;
learn about tools of statistics and biological sciences to solve analyze complex problems related
to psychology; and
how to communicate original thought in written assignments.
Schachter, D., Gilbert, D., & Wegner, D. (2008).
New York: Worth Publishers.
is a vital component of the course.
Copies of course handouts and important
course information will be posted weekly.
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posted for this course.
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Course Requirements (700 points possible)
1. Examinations (560 points) - Four exams worth 140 points each
There are 4 non-cumulative exams, including the final.
Each will contain 70 multiple choice questions; each
question is worth 2 points.
Each exam represents 20 percent of your overall grade.
For each exam, you will