PSYC 1000: Introductory Psychology

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This course will provide you with an overview of how psychologists attempt to discover how we think, feel, and behave. I will introduce you to psychology as a science and to its subdisciplines, and I’ll expose you to psychology’s various theoretical orientations, methodologies, and applications to society. In addition, I will challenge your preconceptions about psychology by helping you think critically about its issues. Throughout the course I will help you enhance your understanding of yourself and others by relating to the material and applying it to your own life.

Required Text:

  • The textbook for this course is Exploring Psychology, 9/e. Access to the online interactive LaunchPad is also required to complete quizzes, worksheets and final exam.
  • David G. Myers, Exploring Psychology with Updates on DSM-5, 9th edition (2014), 978-1464163364

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Computer System Requirements:

  • See Macmillan Learning to purchase access code for LaunchPad

View a sample course syllabus.

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