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PSY-1010-VU04 - Introduction to Psychology


Synonym: 184128
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 107
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Friday, 11:45A - 02:30P
Semester Dates: 09-06-2019 to 12-13-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: David Tomasi | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Behavior
    Note
  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.

Textbooks:

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-VU04 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: David Tomasi
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Katherine Maynard

Syllabus:

'Intro to Psychology - FULL Syllabus FALL 2018'

PSY-1010-VU06 - Introduction to Psychology

PSY-1010-VU02 - Introduction to Psychology

Synonym: 174893

Location: Winooski

Day/Times: Tuesday, 09:00A - 11:45A

Dates: 04-Sep-18 to 11-Dec-18

Instructor: David Låg Tomasi, PhD, EdD-PhD, MA, MCS, AAT

Materials/Lab Fees: $ 0

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.

Methods:

· Small-group and whole-class discussion

· Lectures

· Small group activities, including exercises and simulations

· In-class reaction writing and writing assignments

· Tests and quizzes

· Mid-term and final exams

· field trips as possible

· hands-on community action practicum

· Research project

:::::: TEXTBOOK INFORMATION ::::::

Required Textbook:

  • Wade, C., and Travis, C. Invitation to Psychology. 6/E. Pearson Education

For further study, the following book is ALSO RECOMMENDED:

  • Tomasi, D. 2016. Medical Philosophy A Philosophical Analysis of Patient Self-Perception in Diagnostics and Therapy. Ibidem / Columbia University Press

For the required textbook you can useeitherthe 5th edition (ISBN 0205035191 )orthe 6th edition (ISBN 9780133770094).

Invitation to Psych w/ MyPsychlab access code paperback bundle (optional) Invitation to Psych e-text w/ MyPsychlab access code (optional)

6th Edition:

Invitation to Psychology, 6/E

Carole Wade, Dominican University of California

Carol Tavris

ISBN 10: 0133770095 / 0-13-377009-5

ISBN 13: 9780133770094

Publisher: Pearson

See more at:http://www.abebooks.com/9780133770094/Invitation-Psychology-NEW-MyPsychLab-Pearson-0133770095/plp

5th Edition:

Invitation to Psychology, 5/E

Carole Wade, Dominican University of California

Carol Tavris

ISBN-10: 0205035191 • ISBN-13: 9780205035199©2012

Publisher: Pearson

See more at:http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Invitation-to-Psychology-5E/9780205035199.page#sthash.MFgbTNZH.dpuf

Evaluation Criteria:

9-10 points

Engaged in the activity and participate in the discussion during the class period. Participated actively in group work. Volunteered often and in a meaningful way to the class discussion. All work handed in early. Listened attentively while others were talking.

8-8.5 points

Participated actively in group work. Volunteered occasionally but answered when called upon. All work handed in early or on time. Listened while others were talking.

7-7.5 points

Participated sometimes or halfheartedly in group work. Did not stay on task during group work. Answered sometimes when called upon. Some late assignments. Listened while others were talking.

6-6.5 points

Not very engaged in group activities and/or conversation. Did not volunteer during classroom discussion.

5-5.5 points

Was not engaged in group activities or got off-topic during group activities. Did things other than the assigned activities during class. Disrupted class by speaking while others were talking.

20% Homework (assignments, creative and written)

20% Attendance and Participation

30% Oral presentation/project

30% Tests and Final Exams

Note on Homework:The homework makes up 20% of your total grade and involves weekly reading assignments, short writing assignments, being prepared for class activities, and any (unannounced) quizzes we might have.

Note on Grades:I reserve the right to assign any grade from 0-5 (for that day) in the case that someone is disruptive or rude during class.


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Course Pedagogy:

· Participation: Your thoughts, ideas, and questions about course concepts are welcomed in our classroom community. You are encouraged to ask questions about concepts as they come up. Please remember that participation is part of your final grade, and that you must be actively engaged in class discussions on a weekly basis.

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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.

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