Topics: Psychology, Final examination, Examinations Pages: 7 (3602 words) Published: October 28, 2014

Faculty of Social Science & Humanities
Introductory Psychology - PSYC 1000U Section 001
Fall 2014

Lectures: Thursdays 11:10 am-2:00 pm; DTR100 (Regent Theatre) Course Website:Use Blackboard: http://uoit.blackboard.comLectures will also be available to view online. They can be accessed through the following link: course website contains this course outline, lecture slides, grades, and any special notices. COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces students to the study of human thought and behaviour. Through a survey of major theories, principles, and research findings across a variety of fields within psychology, students will gain a better understanding of why people think and behave as they do. Typical topics include: the history of psychology, research methods, sensation and perception, learning, memory, personality, consciousness, social influences, psychological disorders and treatment. Prerequisites: None

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Differentiate psychological facts from myths
Match definitions and explanations of psychological concepts with their appropriate terms and labels Match prominent psychologists with their theories, principles, or concepts Identify which psychological concepts are being used in particular examples Remember the methodological design and findings of key psychological studies Determine the implications of psychological findings for human behaviour CONTACT INFORMATION

Instructor:Karla Emeno (
Office:DTC 625
Phone:905-721-8668 ext. 5972
Office hours:Thurs 2-3 pm or by appointment
TA:Nora Dikho (
Online office hours:Mon 7-8 pm (on Blackboard course website) TA:Samantha Skinner (
Office:DTA 207
Office hours:Wed 2-3 pm
Note: Post questions to the Blackboard discussion boards or contact me or the course TAs directly via UOIT email. Please do NOT email through Blackboard’s message system. If you have something personal you need to talk to me about, I would highly recommend that you do NOT communicate electronically; come talk to me in person to discuss it. If you have a serious illness or there is a death in the family, talk to your Student Advisor and he or she will inform all of your professors that you need accommodations (after you provide appropriate documentation). It is still a good idea to inform your professor that you have spoken to your Student Advisor. LECTURE SCHEDULE

Approximate lecture dates are given so that you can keep up with the readings. Lecture Dates Topic Chapters
Thurs Sept 4 Introduction Prologue
Thurs Sept 11 Research 1
Thurs Sept 18 Class Cancelled – No Lecture
Thurs Sept 25 Brain & Biology 2
Thurs Oct 2 Consciousness 3
Thurs Oct 9 Test #1 – No Lecture (test covers Prologue and Chs. 1-3) Thurs Oct 16 Sensation & Perception 6
Thurs Oct 23 Learning 7
Thurs Oct 30 Memory 8
Thurs Nov 6 Test #2 – No Lecture (test covers Chs. 6-8)
Thurs Nov 13 Personality 13
Thurs Nov 20 Disorders & Treatment 15-16
Thurs Nov 27 Social Psychology 14
Dec 5-17 Final Exam – Scheduled by Registrar (exam covers Chs. 13-16) REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
Myers, D.G. (2014). Psychology (10th Edition) with Updates on DSM-5. Worth Publishers. (hardcover version: ISBN-10: 1-4641-6474-6, ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-6474-3; loose-leaf version: ISBN-10: 1-4641-6481-9, ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-6481-1) You can purchase the textbook at the UOIT Bookstore or purchase used or new copies through Chapters or Note: The 10th edition of the textbook with updates on DSM-5 is new this year. You may use the 10th edition without the DSM-5 updates (ISBN-10:1-492-6178-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-6178-4) instead, but make sure you print out the pdf file on Blackboard that discusses the DSM-5 updates (you will also be...
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