DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 050- INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - FALL, 2014
Instructor: Ms. Nere Ayu
Office: Room N-286/299 C. B. Powell
TA: Porsche Boddicker
CLASS MEETINGS: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays & Wednesdays - 2:10 - 3:00 and by appointment
This course examines the basic topics in psychology. It is designed to provide an introduction to and overview of the general concepts and theoretical perspectives associated with some of the major areas in the field of psychology.
Final grades will be based on research credits (5 required points), two tests and two exams (one mid-term and one final). All exams will be multiple-choice.
Test #1 20 points
Test #2 20 points
Midterm Exam 30 points
Final Exam 25 points
Experiments 5 points --You MUST participate in designated on-campus research
FINAL GRADE Based on 100 potential total points
**NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS and YOU MUST TAKE EVERY EXAM. However, you will have the option of dropping your first test grade, assuming your midterm exam is satisfactory. In this case, your second test (not the midterm) will be counted twice. Your final grade will be based on a total of 100 points.
10% OF THE QUESTIONS ON ALL EXAMS WILL COME DIRECTLY FROM LECTURES (not based on the textbook).
The required text for the course is:
Zimbardo, P.G., Johnson, R.L. & McCann, A.L. (2014). Psychology: Core Concepts, 7th Edition. Boston: Pearson
Additional readings may be assigned throughout the course.
Students are expected to complete the indicated readings BEFORE coming to each class.
Week Topic Reading
1Ã¢ÂÂ¦.8/25 Introduction and Course Requirements
1Ã¢ÂÂ¦.8/27- 8/29 Mind, Behavior, and Psychological Science Ch. 1
Monday 9/1 LABOR...