INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1010 6.0G FALL 2010/ WINTER 2011 LECTURES: Tuesday 11:30-2:30 in CLH-I COURSE WEBSITE: www.psych.yorku.ca/mongrain/teaching COURSE DIRECTOR: Dr. Myriam Mongrain Office Hours: By appointment in 132 BSB Phone Messages: 736-5115 Ext. 66193 Email: [email protected] TEACHING ASSISTANTS: OFFICE HOURS Adi Aviram [email protected] Thurs. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 305 BSB (grading) Caroline Barnes [email protected] Fri. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 022 BSB (discussion/moodle) Laura Branscombe [email protected] Wed. 10:00-11:00 a.m. 065 BSB (make-ups) Jacqueline McKinnon [email protected] (contact for grades) Kimberley Mercer [email protected] Tues. 10:00–11:00 a.m. 306 BSB (grading) Ashley Miles [email protected] Thurs. 1:30-2:30 072A BSB (grading) Susan Sergeant [email protected] Wed. 1:30-2:30 022 BSB (Winter tutorials) Leah Shapira [email protected] (contact for grades) Jessica Schroeder [email protected] Wed. 9:30-10:30 043 BSB (Fall tutorials) Genevieve Vrana [email protected] Tues. 2:30-3:30 p.m. 409E BSB (grading) Phone Messages: 736-5115 and press 2 to leave message with a TA. TEXT: Weiten & McCann (2010). Psychology: Themes and Variations, 2nd Canadian Edition. COURSE FORMAT: 3 hour lecture (with break) and optional tutorials. EVALUATION: Test 1: October 19th (20%) Test 2: December 7th (20%) Test 3: February 15th (25%) Final Exam: During final examination period (April 7-23rd) (31%) Research points: 4% (register at www.psych.yorku.ca/urpp) Tests and Final Exam: 80% multiple choice; 20% short answers The first three tests are non-cumulative. A small proportion (10%) of the final exam will be cumulative for the Winter lecture material only. ***Research points: 4% of your final grade will be based on your participation in research studies in both the Fall and Winter terms. You earn 2% by participating in 3 hours of research in the Fall, and an additional 2% by participating in 3 more hours in the Winter (6 hours total). Note: The last day to drop the course without receiving a grade is February 11th, 2010. MISSED TESTS: 1. If you cannot write an exam, you must contact my secretary Barbara Thurston at [email protected] within 48 hours of the test (or call Ext. 66253). Be sure to include the course number “1010G” in the subject line of your email, otherwise it will be considered trash mail. If you are unable to call or email during this 48-hour period, subsequent documentation accounting for the delay must be provided. 2. Appropriate documentation verifying the circumstances for the missed test must be provided at the time of the make-up exam. Failure to provide appropriate documentation will result in a grade of F on the missed test. A. Tests missed on the grounds of medical circumstances must be supported by an Attending Physician's Statement or a Statement by a Psychologist or Counsellor. The Physician's Statement must include (i) the full name, mailing address and telephone number of the physician, (ii) state the nature of the illness and its duration (i.e. specific dates covered), and (iii) an indication of whether the illness and/or medication prescribed would have SERIOUSLY affected your ability to study and perform over the period in question. B. Tests or examinations missed on the grounds of non-medical circumstances must be supported by appropriate documentation, i.e., death certificates, obituary notice, automobile accident reports, airline/train/bus tickets/receipt for emergency travel (with date of booking on ticket), etc. 3. A make-up opportunity will be provided, within approximately one month of the missed test. It is your responsibility to check with a teaching assistant as to the date/time of the make-up. A conflict in another course during the time of the make-up is not an acceptable reason for missing the make-up (unless there is an examination in the other course at that time). Missed make-ups must be supported by appropriate documentation (see 2. A. and 2. B. above). ** Note: All examinations must be written. Grades will not be pro-rated. ADMISSION IN OTHER PSYCH. COURSES: Students must obtain a minimum grade of C (60%) in this course in order to be permitted to continue as a Major or Minor in Psychology, as well as to take any further Psychology courses. York’s Policy on Academic Honesty http://www.yorku.ca/academicintegrity/students/index.htm http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/document.php?document=69#_Toc89156096 Will be applied for the tests and final exam administered in this course. Serious Offences against the Standards of Academic Honesty: Examples of cheating include: (i) cheating on examination or test, or providing unauthorized assistance to another (ii) obtaining test or examination questions in advance (iii) unauthorized collaboration on tests or assignments Examples of plagiarism include: (i) submission of another's work as own, in part or whole (ii) paraphrasing/reproducing another's work on an exam (iii) using unauthorized documents (e.g. notes) during an exam Range of penalties: (i) reprimand to student (ii) grade on test reduced (may be down to "0") (iii) final grade in course lowered (iv) transcript notation There is heavy surveillance during the exams which are held in class. Students suspected of cheating have their exam confiscated. An inquiry is then conducted to confirm unauthorized aid (cheating) on the exam and the student’s grade typically is lowered (maybe down to “0”). Depending on the seriousness of the offence, a complaint against the student may be communicated to the Officer of Student Affairs. LECTURE TOPICS AND REQUIRED READINGS PSYC 1010 6.0G FALL SEMESTER 2010 Date Topic Chapter in Text September 14th Introduction Ch. 1 September 21st Domain of Psychology Research Methods Ch. 1 & 2 September 28th Biological Basis of Behaviour Ch. 3 October 5th Perception Ch. 4 October 12th Reading Week No class. Study hard! October 19th Test #1 Chapters 1-4 October 26th Dreams Ch. 5 November 2nd Hypnosis and Drugs Ch. 5 November 9th Learning Ch. 6 November 16th Memory Ch. 7 November 23rd Thinking Ch. 8 November 30th Intelligence Ch. 9 December 7th Test #2 Chapters 5-9 *** HAPPY HOLIDAYS! *** LECTURE TOPICS AND REQUIRED READINGS PSYC 1010 6.0G WINTER SEMESTER 2011 January 4th Motivation Ch. 10 January 11th Emotion Ch. 10 January 18th Child Development Ch. 11 January 25th Adolescence and Adulthood February 1st Personality Ch. 12 February 8th Stress & Health Ch. 13 February 15th Test #3 Chapters 10-13 February 22nd Reading Week No class March 1st Psychological Disorders Ch. 14 March 8th Psychological Disorders " March 15th Treatment of Psychological Disorders Ch. 15 March 22nd Social Influences On Behaviour Ch. 16 March 29th Social Interaction & Course Evaluation Ch. 16 April 6th-23rd Final Exam Chapters 14-16 “ Final (during final exam period): 90% of questions are non-cumulative (everything since the 3rd midterm –Ch. 14-16) 10% of questions are cumulative for the lectures only in 2011 (not the textbook).