Instructor:Dr. John Achee
Graduate assistants:Email:Assigned students:
NOTE: Please use these email addresses when contacting us, rather than the eLC email address
Textbook:Psychological Science (3rd Ed.) by Gazzaniga, Heatherton and Halpern Additional readings may be assigned. If so, they will be made available via the library’s electronic reserves.
The main academic objective is that you leave with a broad understanding of some of the areas of practical and theoretical interest to psychologists. For example, we will cover issues as diverse as social interactions, memory, dreaming, learning, and emotion, as well as many others. We will also discuss how the brain and other biological processes are related to all of these different experiences. It is equally important that you find the class enjoyable and interesting, so feel free to express your comments or criticisms about the class. Hopefully, you will discover that regular discussion and participation on your part will increase your enjoyment of the class as well as your understanding of the material.
In order to make meeting with us more convenient for you (and for us), neither the instructor nor the graduate assistants will have regularly scheduled office hours, but instead will be available by appointment. You can also talk to the instructor before and after class. Most problems will be handled via e-mail, but scheduling appointments allows us to be easily accessible for face to face meetings at times that will fit your schedule.
Regular class attendance is strongly recommended, but it is not mandatory with respect to your course grade (i.e., will not figure directly into your course grade). However, regular attendance will be essential to...