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 to 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.
Part of the class material focuses on systematic errors in judgment and decision making and the implications of such errors for interpersonal and inter-group interactions, as well as ways of overcoming some of these erroneous categorizations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Myers, D., 2010, Psychology (9th Ed), Worth Publishing Co., ISBN 9781429215978 Required
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four exams and one short paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Psychology majors and students considering majoring in psychology must take this course graded (A-F).
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 150||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -52||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 10||JR non-major: 10||SO: 40||FR: 90|