Students and Instructors are accountable for all information on the Course Syllabus, as well as the Institutional Syllabus Addendum, which is located on the students’ Blackboard Site for this course. For further information regarding Library resources, academic honesty, accommodations, and more, please refer to the addendum on Bb.
This survey course is an introduction to psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of thinking, emotion, and behavior. This course introduces students to the diverse research areas of psychology such as psychobiology, motivation, learning, cognitive and social processes, personality, and abnormality, emphasizing empirical findings of ...view middle of the document...
This class will provide you with many more opportunities if you wish to take them. Throughout the course of this semester you will be provided with opportunities to better understand yourself and the people around you, create a strong foundation for your future learning experiences, and enhance your skills as an information consumer.
Course Objectives and Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
• Demonstrate familiarity (breadth and depth) with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology
o Discussion Boards and Quizzes
• Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, cultural, and organizational issues
o Weekly Assignments
• Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes
o All Assignments
• Understand basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, interpretation, and how it applies to the discipline
o Research Analysis Paper, Synthesis Assignment
• Demonstrate skills gained towards effective communication in a variety of formats
o All Assignments
Success will be measured through the completion of assignments, quizzes, research papers, and presentations.
• Grades are based on a standard scale: 100-90=A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-60=D, 59-0=F
|Assessment Tool |Points |Total |
|Weekly Assignments |10-20 pts each |200 |
|Discussion Boards and Quizzes |10-20 pts each |200 |
|Research and Synthesis Assignments |Varied |350 |
|Participation Points | |50 |
| |800 |
Textbooks and Required Materials
We will be using:
Myers, David G. & DeWall, C. N. (2014).
Psychology in Everyday Life
(3nd Ed) New York: Worth
In order to be prepared for this class each student will need to bring paper and functioning writing utensils to class with them each day. Any other supplies needed will be announced in class and on Blackboard prior to needing them.
Methods of Delivery
In this class I will be using multiple methods...