Psychology | Introductory Psychology I for Majors
P151 | 3756 | C. Wellman
Description: P151 is the first course in the Psychology Department's
introductory sequence for potential psychology majors, and provides an
introduction to experimental psychology as a natural science. Topics
covered include function and structure of the nervous system,
sensation and perception, learning and memory, and the biological
bases of motivation and emotion. Thus, the focus of the course is an
overview of the biological bases of behavior.
Format: Because of the large class size, the format is necessarily
restricted to lecture. However, I encourage students to ask questions
in class, as well as discusison with students after class and during
Tests and Grading: Course grades are based on total points earned on
weekly in-class short-answer quizzes; four tests consisting of a
combination of multiple-choice, short-answer, identification, and
matching questions; and four short papers.
Texts: Kalat (1998). Introduction to Psychology, 5th ed (required).
Study Guide for Introduction to Psychology, 5th ed (optional).