PSY1102 F:INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
PROFESSOR TEACHING ASSISTANT
Victor Emerson Angela Priede
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CLASSES OFFICE HOURS (VANIER 2019)
Monday 14h30-16h00, MNT202 Wednesday 08h30-11h00
Thursday 16h00-17h30, MNT202 Friday 13h00-16h00
Myers, David G. (2013). Psychology, 10th edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
We will be covering material from Chapters 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 only.
See the announcement from the School of Psychology that follows the schedule.
I try to maintain a collegial atmosphere in the class, because my experience has been that
students learn best in a comfortable environment. However, “comfortable” is not
synonymous with “lax”. I expect that you will adhere to accepted academic ethics
standards and will not engage in academic fraud of any sort. Plagiarising someone else’s
work or committing some other type of fraud risks your academic career and wastes my
time, and of course will be prosecuted as severely as possible.
Please refer to www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/eng/ugrad_academic_fraud.asp for
guidance on what constitutes fraud; you should also check
www.uottawa.ca/academic/info/regist/fraud_e.html. Most important, if you have any
doubts about whether or not you’re risking fraud, ask me ahead of time, even if this
means a late-night e-mail. There is no penalty for asking ahead of time, but there are
severe penalties for committing fraud.
The final mark in the course will consist of several components:
Research participation (ISPR) 4%
Two midterm exams @ 25.5% each 51%
Final exam (exam period) 45%
Both midterm exams and the final exam consist of multiple-choice questions. The final
exam is cumulative, but the second midterm is not cumulative. C OURSE SCHEDULE
The list below provides a preliminary schedule for classes.
Slides will be posted on Virtual Campus for each lecture.
D ATE W EEK CLASS C HAPTER T OPIC
06 Jan 1 1 4 Introduction and course overview.
09 Jan 1 2 4 Nature, nurture, and human diversity (128-165).
13 Jan 2 3 4 Nature, nurture, and human diversity (128-165).
16 Jan 2 4 5 Developing through the life span (166-215).
20 Jan 3 5 5 Developing through the life span (166-215).
23 Jan 3 6 5 Developing through the life span (166-215).
27 Jan 4 7 10 Intelligence (366-401).
30 Jan 4 8 10 Intelligence (366-401).
03 Feb 5 9 10 Intelligence and review.
06 Feb 5 10 Mid-term 1 (chapters 4, 5, and 10).
10 Feb 6 11 12 Stress and health (486-511).
13 Feb 6 12 12 Stress and health (486-511).
17-21 Feb 7 Study week – no classes.
24 Feb 8 13 13 Personality (512-551).
27 Feb 8 14 13 Personality (512-551).
03 Mar 9 15 14 Psychological disorders (604-649).
06 Mar 9 16 14 Psychological disorders (604-649).
10 Mar 10 17 14 Psychological disorders and review.
13 Mar 10 18 Mid-term 2 (chapters 12, 13, and 14).
17 Mar 11 19 15 Therapy (650-687).
20 Mar 11 20 15 Therapy (650-687).
24 Mar 12 21 15 Therapy (650-687).
27 Mar 12 22 16 Social psychology (552-603).
31 Mar 13 23 16 Social psychology (552-603).
03 Apr 13 24 16 Social psychology (552-603). 2013-2014
PSY 1102 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY:
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 behaviour.
Organization of the course
Each student is assigned to a specific section: A, B, C, D, E, or F. Due to the large
number of students registered in this course (over 3500), we have to control the
registration in the different sections. When you register, you are automatically assigned to
one section. If, for a serious reason, you wish to change section, you should meet, before
the deadline, with an academic advisor of your faculty.
A professor and a teaching assistant are assigned to each section. Each Intro
professor follows a similar procedure. Thus, all Intro sections are substantially the same
in content and approach.
The textbook is entitled "Psychology" (10th 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: http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers10e/ 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, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU CONSULT THE
EXAM SCHEDULE BEFORE PLANNING