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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Summer 2009

PSY f301 • Intro to Psychology - Chang-Schneider

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
86799 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
SEA 2.108
CHANG-SCHNEIDER

Course Description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. In this course we will begin by discussing the historical roots of, and basic methods employed in studying psychology, and then we will survey a wide variety of disciplines in the field. In particular, we will critically examine theories and explanations of psychological phenomena. By the end of the course, I hope that you will have gained many new insights into human behavior, and that you will have a greater understanding of the ways in which a large variety of behaviors can be studied scientifically.

Grading Policy

There will be four non-cumulative exams, all of which will be worth equal weight toward your final grade. Due to time and other constraints, THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. However, your lowest score of the three exams will be dropped when I calculate the final grades. Exams will consist of multiple choice and several short-answer questions.

There will also be three short written assignments. There is no extra credit for this course.

Texts

Exploring Psychology by Meyers, (7th Ed.)

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