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PSYC 1: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

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, 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. College-level English skills highly recommended for success.

 

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.

 

 

 

Grading

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 (required), comprehensive, i.e. all previously tested topics

3) 10% Term Paper

4) 5%: Participation

5) 5% Attendance and Late. Earned if total penalty score is 3 pts. or less. Absence=1pt, Late (after roll call, before 50% of class time)=1/2 pt.

6) Extra Credit Option, 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. Larger cards not allowed.

--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.)

 

 

 

 

PSYC 1: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

Important Dates

 

July 2: Class begins

July 4th : Holiday

Aug 3rd: Final Exam

 

 

Readings

Read assignments prior to class meeting. Read entire chapter, unless specific pages listed.

 

Testing: No make-up tests.

1

 

Chap 1: Intro and Science

 

2

 

(continued)

 

 

 

Holiday July 4th, Independence Day

 

3

 

Chap 2: Neuroscience, also Drugs p. 204-216

 

4

 

(continued)

 

5

 

Chap 3: Nature & Nurture

Quiz #1 (Chap 1,2)

6

 

(continued)

 

7

 

Chap 9: Intelligence p. 310-330

 

8

 

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

 

9

 

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

Quiz #2 ( Chap 3,9,12)

10

 

Chap 5: Sensation, Vision 139-151, 163-168

 

11

 

(continued)

 

12

 

Chap 6: Consciousness: Sleep p. 186-199

 

13

 

Chap 7: Learning

Quiz #3 (Chap 4,5,6)

14

 

(continued)

 

15

 

Chap 8: Memory

 

16

 

Chap 10: Motivation p. 338-362

 

17

 

Chap 11: Emotions, p. 371-395

 

18

 

Chap 13: Disorders

Quiz #4 (Chap 7,8,10)

19

 

Chap 14: Therapy

 

20

 

Chap 15: Social Psychology

 

21

 

 

Quiz #5 (Chap 11, 13, 14, 15) PLUS Final Exam (comprehensive, previously tested topics)