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Revision Date: 24-Apr-19

PSY-1010-VT01 - Introduction to Psychology

Synonym: 184124
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday, 09:00A - 11:45A
Semester Dates: 09-04-2019 to 12-11-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Arlie Hart | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $5.00
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Behavior
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

A survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories and methods of psychology. Students will increase their awareness of the scientific approach to understanding human behavior through a study of sensory processes, perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, learning and personality formation.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss the development of psychology as a social science.
2. Analyze how current research in neuroscience influences our understanding of the biological and environmental foundations of behavior.
3. Explore how environmental stimuli are sensed and perceived.
4. Describe the nature of consciousness and its relationship to psychological well-being.
5. Experiment with learning and memory formation and evaluate how intelligence is measured.
6. Understand key milestones in language, cognitive, and socio-moral development.
7. Compare theories of motivation and emotion.
8. Identify psychodynamic, behavioral, social, cognitive, and humanistic theories of personality and discuss the approach each takes to understanding human behavior.
9. Give examples of how individuals and groups are influenced in social settings.
10. Evaluate how socio-cultural norms and values shape psychological diagnosis and treatment.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the scientific method and in interpreting and evaluating statistical and other quantitative data as applied to human behavior.



  1. Assigned reading from the text. You can see which chapters to read for the weeks work on the syllabus.
  2. Class discussion on appropriate topics. This will include information from the text, current research topics, and other topics.
  3. Student writing assignments and semester project. There are three short papers, culminating in a final paper project.
  4. Weekly quizzes. Each week we will have a quiz on the previous week's reading. These quizzes will be multiple choice and short answer format.

Evaluation Criteria:


Accomplishment of the course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of:

  1. Attendance
  2. Participation in class discussions
  3. Written assignments
  4. Weekly quizzes
  5. Student Presentations
  6. Mid-Term and Final Exams

Grading Criteria:

Your letter grade will be determined based on the percentage of points you have earned from the total number of points available during the semester based on the following table:

A+ 97-100

A 93-96

A- 90-92

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B- 80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C- 70-72

D 60-69

F Less than 60


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

PSY-1010-VT01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Arlington Hart
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Attendance Policy:


Attendance is vital to the learning process and is a requirement. Legitimate absences would include the illness of yourself or your child(ren), an accident, or another commitment that could not reasonably be avoided. Absences must be the result of a legitimate illness and/or medical or family emergency. Absences must be documented to be excused.

If you must miss a class for some reason, you must notify the instructor in advance. You must make arrangements for turning in any assignments that might be due, picking up hand-outs at the CCV office, and getting notes from another class member.

If you miss class for a reason that was not emergency-based, and fail to turn in an assignment by the date it is due, the assignment will be regarded as late. See below for the policy on late papers/assignments.


''''Fall Semester 2019''''

Class Schedule

September 04 First Class Read Chapter 1 for next week

September 11 Quiz 1 - CH 1 Read - Chapter 2

September 18 Quiz 2 – CH 2 Read - Chapter 3

September 25 Quiz 3 - CH 3 Read - Chapter 4

First Short Paper Due

Study Guide for Mid-Term available on Canvas

October 02 Quiz 4 - CH 4 Read - Chapter 5

October 09 Quiz 5 - CH 5 Read - Chapter 6

October 16 Chapter 1-6 Mid-Term Exam

Read –Chapter 7 for next week

October 23 Quiz 6 - CH7 Read - Chapter 8

Second Short Paper Due

October 30 Quiz 7 - CH8 Read - Chapter 9

November 06 Quiz 8 - CH9 Read- Chapter 10

November 13 Quiz 9 – CH10 Read - Chapter 11

Third Short Paper Due

Student Presentations

Study Guide for Final available on Canvas

November 27 Quiz 10/11 – CH11 &12 Read - Chapter 12 and 13

Student Presentations

December 04 Quiz 12-CH13 Read Chapter 14

Student Presentations

Final Written Paper Due

December 11 Final Exam Chapters 7-14 - Good Luck

All Extra Credit Due Today

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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