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Introduction to Psychology Summer 2006

PSYCHOLOGY 1

General Psychology 1

   
Summer 06
Instructor: Charles B. Ramskov Phd.
De-Anza College
T-TH 12:30-2:50-pm For. 4
Office F21a

I. Catalog Description

   

Psychology 1, General Psychology
Prerequisites: None
Parallel: Psychology 1, University of California
Four hours lecture

Factors influencing human behavior including: motivation, emotion, development, conflict, attention, perception, learning, intelligence, adjustment, personality, and psychotherapy.

Textbooks:

1. Exploring Psychology (6th edition)D.G. Meyers
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Study Guide to accompany text (recommended)

   
   

II. Major Course Objectives

   

A. Recognize the significant features of psychological theories of motivation, perception, learning and personality.
B. Recognize the names and accomplishments of important psychologists.
C. Recognize the vocabulary of psychology.
D. Evaluate the basic methodology of psychological studies.
E. Identify genetic, physiological, environmental, and cultural factors that shape human behavior.

III. Course Content

Welcome to Introductory Psychology! This course is a survey of the entire field of psychology; consequently, breadth rather than depth of coverage is emphasized. I will try to make class as interesting and varied as possible. Text material will be supplemented by a variety of films, slides, demonstrations and discussions.
   

IV. Course Outcomes

   

Greater appreciation for the abilities and limitations of the human organism. Increased ability to interpret the multitudes of articles concerned with psychological topics that appear in newspapers and popular periodicals.

   

V. Attendance

 

Students who accumulate two absences may be dropped from the class.

VI. Examinations

   

There will be two midterm tests and a final exam. These examinations will be multiple choice and essay type. Scoring will be on total number of correct answers. All exams require a pencil. The course grade will be determined by the total number of points earned on all exams. Some unannounced quizzes may also be given. In-class discussion and participation is expected. Extra credit may be announced. (experimental participation, video write-ups, psychology news articles) A hand out will be given to explain the details and guidelines. Disruptive student behavior may result in permanent explusion from class (see student handbook). Students must complete final exam to avoid a failing grade. Taking notes and paying attention is expected!!

   

VII. Cheating

   
Those discovered to be cheating (unauthorized collaboration etc.) will be given an F grade for the course and may be expelled form the college.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Week
Date
Topic
Text Assignments
1
July 5-6

Introduction to Psychology

Psychological Research

Biopsychology and Neuroscience
Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
2
July 11-13

Nature/Nuture

Mind and

Consciousness Exam 1
Chapter 3

Chapter 6

Chapters 13, 6
3
July 18-20

Sensation and Perception

Learning and Behavior
Chapter 5

Chapter 7
4
July 25-27

Memory

Testing and IQ

Exam 2


Motivation
Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapters 5, 7, 8, 9


Chapter 10
5
Aug. 1-3

Emotion and Stress

Personality Abnormal

Psychology
Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13
6
August 8-10
Therapy
Chapter 14


FINAL EXAMINATION August 10, 2005- 12:302:30 p.m.

 Updated Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 6:53:53 PM by Charles Ramskov - RamskovCharles@fhda.edu
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