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

Spring 2006

PSY 301 • Intro to Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42820 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
CPE 2.208
SPIVEY

Course Description

Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Students will explore the diverse interests of modern psychology by concentrating on the research findings and competing theories which guide scholarship and service in the field of psychology.

Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on three, 80-point, "hour" examinations, each covering about one-third of the course material and a cumulative final exam worth 240 points for a possible course total of 480 points. The final exam will be divided into three, 80-point sections, each representing one-third of the course. For a student excused from an hour exam, the student's score on the corresponding section of the final will be assigned as a make-up grade. Also, for all students with an earned score for each of the hour exams, the hour exam scores will be compared with the corresponding sections of the final, and the higher of the two scores will be recorded as both the hour exam score and final section score. An unexcused absence for an exam cannot be made up, and a zero will remain as the credit for that exam. All Psychology 301 students are required to serve as subjects in research being conducted in the Psychology Department or to write a research paper.

Texts

Myers, D. G. EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (6th ed.)

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