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Dr. Hu, Office: Batmale 332, e-mail:, website:






Advisory: ENGL 92 or ESL 82 or 160, or placement in ENGL 93 or 94 or ESL 170.

Required Text: Exploring Psychology, Myers, 7th Edition ISBN: 9780716771418, (not earlier editions). The textbook is available in the CCSF Library, On Reserve, 2-hour library use. Optional: Study Guide

Requirements: Commitment to good attendance, active learning in class, reading the textbook and completing homework assignments


Course Objectives

(CCSF Course Outline)


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. Describe the historical antecedents of psychology.

B. Identify psychology as a science and the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems.

C. Compare and contrast the major contemporary theoretical perspectives in psychology

D. Describe, contrast and evaluate the basic research methods of psychology

E. Evaluate psychological research and theory as presented both in the popular media and professional journals.

F. Summarize, discuss and evaluate current and past research and theory in the following major content areas: physiological correlates of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, motivation, emotion, psychological disorders and treatments for psychological disorders.

G. Apply the theories and research findings discussed in class to increase understanding of self and others.





1) 60% Quizzes, multiple choice/short answer. There will be 5 quizzes. The best 3 scores will be counted. No make-up testing. Note: Quiz #4 and #5 are optional if you have already completed 3 quizzes and are satisfied with your scores.

2) 20%: Final Multiple-Choice Exam, comprehensive (all previously tested topics)

3) 10% Term Paper

4) 10% Attendance and Participation. 5% attendance earned if fewer than 3 Unexcused Absences, 6 Unexcused Lates, or combination of absences and lates.

6) Extra Credit Options, up to 10%. Note: only limited extra credit (3%) is applicable towards an A grade. An A represents excellent knowledge of course material as measured by standard academic skills, e.g. comprehension and memorization of reading & lecture material, test-taking skills, writing papers.




Testing Aid

For each quiz and the Final Exam you are allowed to bring a one card of notes.

--maximum size is 3x5 inches (standard, not large, index card), both sides

--your original handwritten notes (i.e. not shared, not word processed, not photocopied)

--card will be turned in with test and will not be returned. (If you want to keep info, make a photocopy prior to test.)


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Summer 2011


Week beginning

Assigned Readings:

Testing on MONDAYS, unless otherwise specified. No make-up tests.


Jun 13

Chap 1 Intro & Science

Chap 2 Neuroscience




Jun 202

Chap 3 Nature & Nurture

Chap 9 Intelligence p. 310-330

Chap 12 Personality Freud p. 421-431, The Big Five p. 438-439


Quiz #1


Jun 27

Chap 4 Lifespan: Piaget p. 104-110, Attachment p. 111-114 Kohlberg p. 119, Erikson p. 120-121

Chap 5 Sensation, Vision p. 139-151, 163-168

Chap 6 Consciousness p. sleep 186-199, drugs 204-216


Quiz #2


Jul 4

Chap 7 Learning,

Chap 8 Memory

Chap 10 Motivation, p. 338-362


Quiz #3 (Holiday Mon Jul 4, Quiz on Wednesday)


Jul 11

Chap 11 Emotions, p. 371-395

Chap 13 Disorders

Chap 14 Therapy


Quiz #4


Jul 18

(Wednesday is last

lecture class.)

Chap 15 Social Psyc

Quiz #5) AND Comprehensive Final Exam (previously tested topics)

9:30 class: Exam Fri Jul 22.

11:00 class: ExamThur Jul 21


(Schedule subject to change)