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: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gazzaniga, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 5th ed. (2016), W.W. Norton & Company, Incorporated.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The exams for intro will include three in-class exams and a final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Any courses taken by pre-majors and majors in spring 2020 and AY21 can be taken CR/U (a temporary waiver of the requirement). The class would be split into two groups of 50 students. One half would attend in person on Tuesday, the other would be in person on Thursday. Whichever day they do not meet in person they would be accessing online materials that would allow them to view that day's lecture.
|Instructor(s): Carney,Sarah Kristin Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 110||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 13||SO: 24||FR: 73|
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