PSY 1102

PSY 1102 A- Dr. Haddad
Class Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays
From: 5:30 till 8:30
: CRX C140
Office hours are:
- By appointment
- I am also available in the classroom before
and after the lecture, as well as during the
- You can also reach me by phone at:
This phone number is exclusive to my
Please check p. 9 for further details.
Office location:
VNR 2019
[email protected]
Table of Contents
: pp. 3
Course Content
: pp. 4
Student Evaluation
: pp. 4 & 5
ISPR *Worth 4% of your grade : pp. 6 & 7
Absence from Exams
: pp. 8
Contact Information
: pp. 9
Religious Accommodations
: pp. 10
Sexual violence
pp. 11
Campus –Useful Resources
: pp. 11 -13
Academic Fraud
: pp. 13
Course Objectives
The goals of this course are to provide an overview of the vast field of psychology and to
illustrate the scientific methods used to study behavior.
The textbook is entitled "Psychology" (11th Edition), by David G. Myers. It is available
at the University Bookstore. We strongly suggest that you buy your own copy; it is a recent
document on modern psychology and it covers the course program efficiently and
pleasurably. Online student resources are available at the following website:
ALL EXAMS are based on the 11th edition. Make sure
this is the edition you use to study from. Please do not
email me about using the 10th or the 9th edition because
I do not advise using them.
Course content
A total of eight chapters will be covered in this course. They are listed below in the order
with which they will be presented in the classroom:
1. Chapter 4: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity, pp.133-175
2. Chapter 5: Developing Through The Life Span, pp. 176- 227.
3. Chapter 10: Intelligence, pp. 384-417.
4. Chapter 12: Stress and Health, pp. 488- 513 only (Emotions are not included)
5. Chapter 14:
Personality, pp. 570-607.
6. Chapter 15:
Psychological Disorders, pp. 608-655.
7. Chapter 16: Therapy pp. 656-693.
8. Chapter 13:
Social Psychology pp. 516-569.
NOTE: If you did not take PSY1101, we strongly suggest that you read pages 1 to 17 of
your textbook
Teaching method:
Student evaluation
The passing mark for this course is 50%. The final exam, identical for all English sections,
is worth 45% of your final grade. This exam, containing 100 multiple-choice questions, will
be based on the textbook only. The date of the final exam is set by the central administration
of the University, and it is usually scheduled at the end of the exam period. THEREFORE,
Of the remaining 55%, four marks will be attributed to participation in research projects (see
ISPR in the table below plus pp. 6 & 7), and the allocation of the remaining 51% will be
determined by each professor. Please see next for information specific to PSY 1102E.
PSY 1102A: Your final grade will be based on
See table below for more details
Component Worth
1st midterm
three exams plus the ISPR.
Monday the 9th of
4 ; 5 ; & 10
Study from
Notes & book
Multiple choice
T and F
@ 5:30 (till 6:50)
Lecture afterwards
Monday the 23rd
of July
12* ; 14 ; & 15
Notes & book
@ 5:30 (till 6:50) * Only pp. 488 Lecture afterwards
Multiple choice
T and F
513 from Ch. 12
Wednesday the 1st
Final exam
of August @ 5:30
All 8 Chapters
(till 8:30)
Notes & book Multiple choice
+ Ch. Reviews
Opens: June 18th
@ 9 am
SEE pp.6 & 7 SEE pp. 6 & 7 SEE pp. 6 & 7 for
Closes: July 27th for
@ midnight
more for more info.
more information
ISPR (Worth 4% of your grades)
Participation in research: Integrated System of Participation in Research (ISPR)
The ISPR gives students the opportunity to learn about ongoing research in psychology
through the experience of participating in studies. The system is about cooperation between
researchers and students; students learn about psychological studies and their methodologies
while contributing directly to the advancement of research. While we would like all students
to participate in research, we realize that some students may not be interested for a variety
of reasons, and these students can come in to view educational films in lieu of research
ISPR participation accounts for four points of your final grade. Participation options
include completing online surveys, participating in laboratory studies, or viewing
educational films for those not interested in being a research participant. Generally, one
point is earned for each hour of participation, with details listed online in study descriptions.
To earn all four points, at least one point must be earned in person, from either a lab
study or film. In-person appointments do fill up at the end of the term, so there may not be
availabilities if you wait until the last week.
To find out more
about the ISPR you can watch the following student
orientation video:
Important ISPR dates:
June 18 at 9:00 AM: ISPR opens for students.
July 27 at midnight: Is the deadline for completing all participation in the ISPR
To sign in to the ISPR:
To log in to the ISPR you need:
***UserID: your UOttawa email address,
your seven digit student number
If you have any problem logging in and for any
other problem or question please contact the ISPR administration at:
[email protected]
Absence from exams
In keeping with the policies of the School of Psychology, going on holidays/trip,
misreading the date of the exam, confusing the hour of the exam, forgetting the room
number etc. are not considered valid excuses for missing an exam.
In case you need to miss an exam due to illness or any other serious and valid excuse
please read the following very carefully. Make sure to follow the guidelines to the
In line with regulation 9.5.1 of the University of Ottawa, you must notify me
directly before the exam, unless the illness was unforeseeable. (For example, you
suddenly fell ill on your way to the exam).
In that case, you must get in touch with me within 24hours.
You notify me by emailing me at [email protected]
I will email you back within 24hours of receiving your email to let you know the
date and location of the make-up exam.
Make sure to check your email for the date and location of the make-up exam.
Claiming the email was lost or that you did not get it on time will not be accepted
as an excuse for missing the make-up exam. It is your responsibility to contact me
if you have not heard from me within 24hours.
Absence from an exam must be justified with appropriate documentation. An
example would be a medical certificate that clearly states the date of the exam that
you have missed.
Documentation should be presented within 5 working days following the exam.
Email: [email protected] Please use this email only to inform me that you will be
missing an exam. For all other questions or inquiries please use the phone number listed
613- 620- 7488
This phone number is exclusive to my students.
See below for more info
Please do not text me
I will return my calls within 24hours, except for the weekends. If you do not hear from
me, it means I am having difficulty reaching you or contacting you. In that case, please
do not hesitate to call me back. I encourage you to do so.
Make sure you leave me a phone number where I can reach you. Repeat it twice.
Make sure you do have an activated voice mail where I can leave you a message. If you
don’t, I will call you only once. It is up to you to get in touch with me after that.
Office hours: By appointment.
Office Location: VNR 2019
• I am also available in the classroom (or outside of it)
before and after class.
Other useful contact info
School of Psychology: Vanier Building, room 3002
If you need any kind of religious accommodations please read the following very carefully
and make sure to abide by the timelines listed below:
Academic Regulation 15: Religious Accommodations
“….Procedure for making a request”:
4. A student who wishes to make a request for an accommodation based on his or
her religious observance must do so by submitting a written or electronic request to
the professor responsible for the course or to the appropriate authority designated
by the faculty. The request for accommodation must identify the nature of the
religious observance and the requested accommodation. The student is expected to
assist the professor or designated authority in efforts to implement reasonable
accommodation, including in identifying solutions that may be reasonably pursued
to address the request.
The following timelines should be observed when a request for
accommodation is initiated:
a. for an academic requirement published in the course syllabus or otherwise
communicated during or before the first class: within two weeks of the start of the
b. for an academic requirement communicated after the first class: within five
working days of the requirement being communicated to the class; and
for a final examination within five working days of the publication of the
final examination schedule..
PLEASE NOTE that the timeline stated in section "a" of the regulation
APPLIES in this case to the first and second midterm. For the final exam, check
section “c” above.
I wish you a wonderful and successful semester
Dr. Haddad
Please consult the rest of the document for useful campus resources and policies
regarding academic fraud
“The University of Ottawa does not tolerate any form of sexual violence. Sexual
violence refers to any act of a sexual nature committed without consent, such as rape,
sexual harassment or online harassment. The University, as well as student and
employee associations, offers a full range of resources and services allowing
members of our community to receive information and confidential assistance and
providing for a procedure to report an incident or make a complaint. For more
information, visit”
Should you desire to receive support or help with an emotional issue, here are some
useful resources both on and off Campus:
On campus: The Counselling and Coaching Service (613-562-5200);
The Health Services Clinic (613-564-3950);
The Peer Support Phone line (7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 613-562-5604).
Off campus: the Crisis line is open 24/7. You can reach them on the numbers listed below:
Within Ottawa (613-722-6914)
Outside Ottawa (1-866-996-0991).
The goal of the Mentoring Centre is to help students with their academic and social wellbeing during their time at the University of Ottawa. Regardless of where students stand
academically, or how far along they are in completing their degree, the Mentoring Centre is
there to help them continue on the path to success.
A student may choose to visit the Mentoring Centre for very different reasons: talking to
older peers to gain insight into programs and services offered by the University, or to simply
brush up on study skills (time management, note-taking, exam preparation, etc.)
In sum, at the Mentoring Centre, you can discuss all things academic and everything about
life on campus with mentors who are social science students themselves and trained to
answer all your questions.
The Academic Writing Help Centre provides free, individualized help and advice for
writing academic assignments. With the help of our advisors, you learn to correct your
errors, to write well independently, to improve your critical analysis and to sharpen your
argumentation skills—everything you need to master the official language of your choice.
This unit provides an array of career-development services and resources designed to help
students identify and put forward the critical skills they need to enter the work force.
There are many reasons to call on the Counseling Service, including:
• personal counselling
• career counseling
• study skills counseling.
The University has always strived to meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities
or with other temporary or permanent functional disabilities (hearing/visual impairments,
sustained health issues, mental health problems), and the campus community works
collaboratively so that you can develop and maintain your autonomy, as well as reach your
full potential throughout your studies. You can call on a wide range of services and
resources, all provided with expertise, professionalism and confidentiality.
If barriers are preventing you from integrating into university life and you need adaptive
measures to progress (physical setting, arrangements for exams, learning strategies, etc.),
contact the Access Service right away:
in person in Desmarais, room 3172
online at
by phone at 613-562-5976
Deadlines for submitting requests for adaptive measures during exams
midterms, tests, deferred exams: seven business days before the exam, test or other
written evaluation (excluding the day of the exam itself
final exams:
o November 15 for the fall session
o March 15 for the winter session
o Seven business days before the date of the exam for the spring/summer
session (excluding the day of the exam itself).
Student Resources Centre -
These centers strive to meet all sorts of student needs.
Be aware of academic fraud!
Academic fraud consists of dishonest and wrongful acts on exams, test or assignments,
resulting in flawed grades and assessments. The University does not tolerate academic
fraud, and anyone found guilty of this behaviour is liable to severe penalties.
Here are some examples of academic fraud:
• Plagiarizing or cheating in any way
• Presenting falsified research data;
• Submitting an assignment of which you are not the sole author
• Presenting the same work from another course without written permission from the
professors concerned.
With the development of the Internet these past years, it has become much easier to detect
plagiarism. Indeed, given the powerful tools now at their disposal, your professors can, by
typing a few simple words, readily trace the exact source of a text on the Web.
For more information on fraud and how to avoid it, you can refer to the Faculty web page,
which offers tips to help you with your studies and the writing process for university-level
projects at the following address:
You can also refer to the Faculty web page for information on plagiarism in university
Persons who commit or try to commit academic fraud, or who are accomplices in fraud, will
be penalized. Here are some of the possible sanctions:
• a grade of F for the assignment or course in question
• the imposition of three to 30 more credits as a condition of graduation
• suspension or expulsion from their faculty.
To consult the regulation, see section 14.2 of the Academic Regulations