PSYC101-921_Sum2014_Souza - PSYCHOLOGY 101 Section 921 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology 3 credits University of British Columbia

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(1/7) PSYCHOLOGY 101 - Section 921 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology 3 credits University of British Columbia, Vancouver Summer 2014 MWF 09:00 - 11:00 CIRS 1250 Instructor: Dr. Michael Souza (“sues-uh”) TA: Eleni Nasiopoulos E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays 8-9A in CIRS cafe Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3P in Kenny 3010 I. Your instructor and teaching assistant Dr. Souza is a faculty member in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Berkeley. His interests revolve around higher-order cognitive functions, neurological injury and rehabilitation. He is also interested in fostering opportunities that promote student development. Eleni is a PhD student in Psychology. She received her BA from the University of London, and her MSc from University College London. Her research spans from the working environment and its influence on creativity levels to how implied social presence of certain technologies influence human behavior. II. Course description and goals In this course, we will explore the biological and cognitive aspects of psychology. To this end, we will cover a number of topics, including research methods, neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning and memory, language, consciousness and thinking. After successful completion of this course, you will not only be able to demonstrate more knowledge about the science of psychology, but you should also have an improved ability to think critically about these topics. III. Required textbook Schacter, D.L., Gilbert, D.T. & Wegner, D.M (2011). Psychology (2 nd ed). New York: Worth. >> please note: I strongly advise AGAINST using the older edition… In the UBC Bookstore, this book may come bundled with supplemental materials. Please note that these materials are NOT required, although they may prove helpful to you as you navigate the textbook. IV. Course webpage (location for important announcements, lecture slides and grades) V. Course requirements Research participation (2% of the course grade) Psychology is an active and exciting scientific discipline. Many of the studies that you will learn about in this course were carried out at universities just like ours! As part of this course, you will be asked to complete a research experience component (REC) as way of introducing you, in a more hands on and
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(2/7) interactive way, to cutting edge research in psychology. This REC will be worth 2% of your grade in the class and you are free to choose one of two options: Participate in the Psychology Department Human Subjects Pool Most students will choose to earn their research experience component by spending two hours participating in psychology studies (worth 1% point for each hour) through the Department of Psychology’s Human Subject Pool (HSP) system. You can locate, create an account, and sign up for studies by going to . Please register in the system ASAP to have the opportunity to earn your first ½ hour credit with a brief online survey that will increase your eligibility for more studies.
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