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  • PSYCHOLOGY 001    Section: 3


    Fall Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: None
    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.

    Additional 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. Details of this requirement will be explained in class.

    Text: Psychology (8th Edition), by Carole Wade and Carol Tavris (Prentice-Hall, 2003).

    Course requirements and grading: Attendance and participation are important. Grades will be based on 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.

    Instructor: Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D. E-mail: rathompson@ucdavis.edu Office: 279 Young Hall Room: Time:


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    206 Olson M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Ross Thompson , Ph.D. 279 Young Hall Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.