Never Was I Ever

Course Syllabus PSY   General Psychology
Class Times/Location: | LAC1237 MW 9 – 10:15 a.m. |
Division: | Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) |
Withdrawal Date: | Oct. 31 |
Office | LMB 8019 |
Office Hours | MW: 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    
T: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   (Online Hours)
T: 3:00-5:00 p.m. (LAC1243)      
Other times by appointment |

In this course we will be exploring some of the most difficult questions that have troubled mankind since we began to walk upright. What does it mean to be a human being? What is the mind? Where is the mind? How does the mind interact with the body? Do we have free will? Why do people act as they do? Why do they act at all? Can we trust our senses?

This is a course about you; who you are; what you are; why you do the things you do, and how you do them. Every chapter in our text is the subject of its own college course. As a result we will be moving quickly across a very broad discipline. I hope that you will find something amazing in each topic that we will cover.

Welcome to PSY!

Text:   Psychology in Everyday Life, 3rd Edition
David Meyers, Worth Publishing, 2011
(Note: This class will not require the use of the textbook’s online resources. You do not need the Access Code that accompanies new texts. This will allow you the option to purchase used copies.)

Contacting Me: The best way to contact me is through PAL e-mail. My PAL e-mail address is listed above. You can also e-mail me or any of your classmates by clicking on Classlist in PAL and then clicking on the individual’s name.
Method of Instruction: PAL site designed for this class. All assignments will be turned in through PAL.

Reading Assignments

Chapter 1: Roots of Psychology | Week 1 | 8/17 - 8/23 |
Chapter 2: Biology | Week 2 | 8/24 - 8/30 |
Biology | Week 3 | 8/31 - 9/6 |
Chapter 3: Lifespan Development | Week 4 | 9/7 - 9/13 |
Chapter 4: Sexuality and Gender | Week 5 | 9/14 - 9/20 |
Chapter 5: Sensation...