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: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Myers, D., & Dewall, C.N. (2016). Exploring Psychology (10th Ed). Worth Publishers. ISBN: 1464154074
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three in-class exams and one cumulative final exam. Four hours worth of research exposure or equivalent.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Psychology majors and students considering major in psychology must take this course graded.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 200||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 20||JR non-major: 20||SO: 55||FR: 105|