Psychology | Introductory Psychology 1
P101 | 3423 | S. Keen
P101 is the first course in the Psychology Department's introductory
sequence, and provides an introduction to experimental psychology as
a natural science. The topics covered include the history of
psychology, experimental methods, physiological psychology, sensation
and perception, learning and memory, motivation, and emotion. It will
provide students with a working knowledge of the various fields of
psychology including their theories, research, and application. Thus,
the focus of the course is an overview of the biological bases of
Format: The format of the class is restricted to lecture. However, I
encourage students to ask questions in class, as well as discussion
with students after class and during office hours.
Tests and Grading: Course grades are based on short in-class quizzes
and 4 (out of 5) multiple-choice exams.
Required Text: Rathus, S.A. (1999). Psychology in the New Millennium,
Recommended Text: King, G. Rathus, S.A., & Nesmith, R.N. (1999).