INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

TEXT


Passer, M. W., Smith, R. E., Atkinson, M. L., Mitchell, J. B., & Muir, D. W. (2011). Psychology: Frontiers and Applications. (4th Custom ed.). Toronto, Ontario: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. 

A custom printing of the 4th edition is available at the bookstore.



DESCRIPTION OF COURSES


Psychology 101 and 102  introduce students to the history and current status of psychology, major approaches in contemporary psychology, and research methods important to psychologists.  The same textbook is used for both courses.


Psychology 101 familiarizes students with major findings and issues associated with such topics as behaviour, biological psychology, genetics, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, and child and adult development.


Psychology 102 covers the remaining chapters of cognition, language, intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, treatment, social psychology, stress, health, and coping.  These courses also introduce students to the style of writing and referencing used in psychology and as specified by the American Psychological Association (APA) manual. Grading is based on approximately 70% objective exams and 30% assignments.

 

Psychology 101

Psychology 102

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, and
Appendix A
 

9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16



Note:

Actual course content may vary by instructor.  A complete outline, with details on the methods of  evaluation and the schedule of specific topics, will be available on the first day of classes from your instructor. General inquires may be directed to the Department Head or the Department Assistant. If you require specific information on a course you are either enrolled in or intend to enroll  in, please contact the instructor.

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