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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Summer 2004

PSY w301 • Intro to Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
87345 MTWTh
MWF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
CPE 2.220
CPE 2.220
COUGLE

Course Description

This course is intended to give students exposure to a wide range of topics in the field of psychology, with a special emphasis on clinical disorders (mental illness) . Lectures and class discussions will focus on learning, memory, intelligence, brain and behavior, personality, development, stress, and health, among other  topics. Psychology is a science, and this class will emphasize critical evaluation of all material covered. Special attention will also be given to practical applications of psychology to everyday life.

Grading Policy

There will be four in-class exams. These exams will take a multiple choice format and will consist of approximately 40 items each.  The top  three exams will be worth 30%  each, and the lowest exam will be worth 10% of the final grade.  Make up exams can be taken on a special day at the end of the semester, August 16th. At the end of the semester, 89.5 – 100 = A; 79.5 to 89.49 = B; 69.5 to 79.49 = C; 59.5 to 69.49 = D; 59.49 and below = F.

Texts

Exploring Psychology (6th Ed.) by Myers.

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