Psychology | Introductory Psychology I
P101 | 3342 | Wellman C.


P101 3341 Wellman P1 01 3342 Wellman Introductory Psychology I
Description: This course provides an introduction to experimental
psychology as a natural science, focusing on an overview of the biological
bases of behavior. Topics covered include function and structure of the
nervous system, ethology and sociobiology, sensation and perception, the
biological bases of motivation and emotion, learning and memory, and
research methods.
Format: Because of the large class size, the format is necessarily
restricted to lecture. However, I encourage discussion with students after
class and during office hours.
Tests and Grading: Course grades are based on total points earned on
weekly in-class, short-answer quizzes and four multiple-choice tests.
Texts: Kalat (1998). Introduction to Psychology, 5th Edition (required).
Study Guide for Introduction to Psychology. 5th Edition (recommended).