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Psy1SyllabusFa111030 - General Psychology Psychology 1 Fall...

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1 General Psychology Psychology 1 Fall 2011 Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 11:30-12:20 in For1 Call # 2127 Section # 05 Instructor: Shannon Hassett Office: Forum 6F Office Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:20-11:20 Office Phone #: (408) 864-8297 E-mail: [email protected] ( Questions/emails: Due to the large number of students I serve, my ability to answer individual questions by email is very limited. Please ask questions before, during or after class or during my office hours.) Webpage: http://deanza.edu/faculty/hassettshannon/ ************************************************************************ Required Text: Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 3rd Edition, with WebTutor, Jeffrey S. Nevid ************************************************************************ Course Description: This is an introductory survey course of the general field of psychology. Some of the topics we will cover include: research methods, conditioning, memory, personality development, aggression, emotions, stress, therapy, sexuality, motivation, consciousness, biology and behavior and abnormal psychology. Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this class, you should be able to: 1) Describe the ways in which psychology is grounded in the scientific method 2) Demonstrate by reference to supporting research, findings that underlie everyday knowledge and beliefs as they relate to psychology 3) Create real life examples that show how psychology is present in many human endeavors 4) Contrast the 5 main models (cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, biological, social- cultural) used to explain psychopathology and treatment Course Format: This course will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, with demonstrations and in-class activities. We will also be utilizing WebTutor to facilitate in the learning of material as well as to evaluate your knowledge of class material (i.e., homework assignments & videos).
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2 Performance Evaluations: 1) Three exams will be given throughout the quarter. The first two exams will consist of
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