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Unformatted text preview: 1 Psychology 100 Introductory Psychology Section 1 Spring 2008 (61188) MWF 9:05-9:55 Mahar Auditorium (108) Instructor: Carolyn Cave, Ph.D. Office: Tobin 502 Phone: 545-4774 Office Hours: Tue 3-5 or by appointment email: ccave@psych.umass.edu Graduate TA: Nicolas Planet Office: Tobin 653 Office Hours: Mon 10:15-11:15 email: nplanet@psych.umass.edu Graduate TA: Mihoko Yamamoto Office: Tobin 537 Phone: 545-4383 Office Hours: Wed 10:30-11:30 email: myamamot@nsm.umass.edu Undergraduate TAs: Kelly Allison, Timothy Balise, Leila Griffith, Jenna Hart, Nekelle Lemoine, Britany Sousa Undergraduate TA Office: Bartlett 15A Office hours and email addresses will be posted on SPARK. Catalog Course Description: Overview of the field. The natural and social science sub-areas of psychology; includes biological psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Relating research and theories to contemporary issues and problems in day-to-day life. (Gen.Ed. SB) Required Materials: 1. Myers, David G. (2008). Exploring Psychology, Seventh Edition. New York, Worth Publishers. ISBN: 1-4292-0821-X There is also an optional study guide available. The textbook is available at the textbook annex. Be sure you get the right book; different intro psych sections use different books! If you are on a tight budget you can buy an ebook access code also available at the annex or online with the publisher . If you choose this option, bear in mind the challenges of doing all your reading and studying from the computer screen. Most people find it much easier to read and study from a real textbook. If you take the risk of purchasing your book online or some other way than through the textbook annex, please dont complain to us about your book not arriving on time, etc. Two copies of the textbook will be on reserve at the library. Bear in mind that there are a lot of people in this class and that the books will be available only for 2-hour checkout, so plan your use of these resources accordingly. 2. PRS: We will use Personal Response Systems (Interwrite PRS) in the classroom. Part of your course grade will come from classroom responses (see below). If you dont already have one, you can purchase a PRS transmitter at the textbook annex (either new or used) and you can sell it back at the end of the semester. Bring your PRS unit to every class. You will receive instructions in class about registering your unit in the class so you can receive credit for your PRS responses. There is more info about PRS below. 3. You must have a valid OIT computer account (every student should have one) in order to access SPARK. You should also monitor your UMass email account regularly. Periodically, important announcements about the class will be sent to your UMass email address. You are expected to read your UMass email . You should also send email inquiries from your UMass email account and always include your name in your emails. UMass email account and always include your name in your emails....
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