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  • PSYCHOLOGY 001    Section: 3


    Fall Quarter 2004

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Note: This is a 4 unit course comprised of 4 hours of lecture per week. Students who have completed PSC 15 or 16 (or transfer equivalent) will receive only 2 units credit for PSC 1. No credit will be give for PSC 1 if PSC 15 and 16 (or transfer equivalent) have been completed.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: All students enrolled in PSC 1 are required to participate in approximately 5 hours of research studies or to write research papers representing the equivalent amount of work. This requirement must be completed by the last day of instruction (Friday, December 10, 2004). Details of the requirement will be explained in class.


    Course description: This course provides a general overview of the field of psychology. We will discuss major theories, research methods, and the results and applications of research.


    Course format: This is a 4 unit course comprised of 4 hours of lecture and discussion per week. Powerpoint presentations will be used with lecture, together with videos and demonstrations. Class participation is strongly encouraged.


    Course topics: Topics include major theories, research methods, human development, biological foundations of behavior, motivation and emotion, sensation and perception, learning, memory and cognition, language, intelligence, social and personality psychology, atypical psychology, and therapeutic approaches.


    Text: Psychology (7th Edition), by Carole Wade and Carol Tavris (Prentice-Hall, 2003).


    Course requirements and grading: Attendance and participation are important. Grades will be based on 2-3 noncumulative multiple choice exams and a noncumulative final exam. A short paper may also be assigned. Details concerning each will be provided on the first day of class.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    126 Wellman M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Ross Thompson , Ph.D. 279 Young Hall Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.