Course outline 1
PSYC1000 Introduction to Psychology-Section 04, Fall 2012
General info Course Instructor Benjamin Giguère, Ph.D. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: MacKinnon Building (MACK) 4007 Telephone: 519-824-4120 ext. 56862 Office hours: Tuesdays 10:30-12:00; 17:30-18:00 Thursdays 13:00-14:30; 17:30-18:00 David Willoughby E-mail: email@example.com The course coordinator is the person to contact for absences, illness, and grade issues.
Seminar Teaching Assistants Name Anne Marie Levy Thomas Sasso Jasmine Mahdy Melissa Bell Chris Upton Dan van der Werf Jeff Franson Julia Wreford Course overview Description: The overall theme of this course is the examination of human behaviour and mental processes using a scientific approach. It will survey some of the major areas of the field such as neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, motivation, human development, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology. Lectures: Seminars: Tuesdays & Thursdays 16:30-17:20, Rozanski Hall (ROZH) 104 As assigned on your timetable. • You must attend the seminar for which you are registered, unless you made arrangements with your TA to attend another one of his/her seminars. • PSYC*1000*XXXX, where XXXX is your seminar section number Seminar Sections 0464, 0465, 0479, 0480 0461, 0467 0463, 0470 0471, 0478 0466, 0474 0472, 0473 0462, 0468 0469 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Course outline 2 Course material Textbook: Myers, D. G. (2013). Psychology in Modules (10th edition). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
Course website: Please visit regularly the course website at http://courselink.uoguelph.ca to obtain materials for this course (e.g., seminar readings, instructions for assignments, lecture slides). Lecture slides: Course objectives The main purpose of this course is to give you opportunities to: 1. Learn about some of the main areas of psychology and how they fit together 2. Gain an understanding of the theories and research methods used in these areas 3. Acquire knowledge and skills for critically evaluating psychological research 4. Gain experience in applying psychological concepts in what matters to you 5. Develop critical thinking skills, particularly as it pertains to understanding human behaviour Course format The course will be comprised of readings, lectures, and seminar activities and discussions. Readings from the textbook will follow the schedule presented at the end of this course outline. To genuinely benefit from this course you need to do the readings prior to attending weekly lectures and seminar meetings. Otherwise your experience will be mixed. Lectures will be coordinated with the readings. They are designed to both complement and supplement the readings. Material not covered in the readings will be presented during the lectures. Lectures are also designed to present links between the different topics we will be covering. This integration of the material is meant to help you create a more unified (and easier to remember) story for the course and to think more critically about psychological research. Any recorded material, regardless of format, that includes the entirety or any parts of the lectures cannot be shared or distributed whether it is in its original format or a modified version under any circumstances. Seminar meetings will (1) provide the opportunity for discussion, analysis, and evaluation of the ideas in a way that is impossible in a large lecture, and (2) provide the opportunity to explore an idea or problem in greater depth through both independent and shared inquiry (i.e., discussion of readings and/or presentations; individual writing assignments). The readings from the textbook will periodically be supplemented with other material pertaining to the seminar...
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