Foundations of Contemporary Psychology|
This course will include an introductory-level presentation of ideas and research findings in the major areas of psychology. It will serve as both preparation for upper-level courses in psychology and as a valuable contribution to students' liberal arts education. This course will help students discover what psychology is and what psychologists do. Not only will students learn the basic content of psychology, but the course should help them to think critically about such everyday issues as, In what ways are we like other humans, and how do we differ? What do babies perceive and think? Why do we dream? Content areas include history of psychology, methods of psychological research, biological basis of human behavior, motivation and emotions, learning and memory, sensation and perception, cognitive and social development, personality, intelligence, and psychopathology.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
, David Meyers and Nathan DeWall, PSYCHOLOGY. ISBN 978-1319132101
|Examinations and Assignments: |
, Three presentations and a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
, Students considering a major in psychology must take this course graded. This course is scheduled to be held In person. In-person courses may be moved online due to the pandemic. All Winter Session students should expect some readings and assignments to be due during winter break, prior to the beginning of Winter Session class meetings. Syllabi for Winter Session courses will be posted to https://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession/courses.html as soon as they are available.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-01:00PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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