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Passer, M.W., Smith, R.E., Atkinson, M.L., Mitchell, J. B., & Muir, D.W. (2017). Psychology: Frontiers
and Applications. Sixth Canadian Edition. Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson
4.0 COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is an introductory level survey of the methods and findings of modern scientific psychology.
The goal is to provide students with an overview of various topic domains within the realm of psychology.
As such, students will be exposed to diverse theoretical viewpoints and various methods and procedures
for the scientific investigation of psychological issues. Note: Modern psychology is scientific in nature.
Consequently, we will spend a lot of time discussing science-related topics such as research design,
research findings, neural functioning, sensory mechanisms, etc.
4.1 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Each chapter in the text covers a major interest area in psychology. By the end of this course, the
successful student will be able to:
o Identify the major concepts, theories and topics in Psychology
o Distinguish between and identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of various theories in
o Apply concepts and theories from Psychology to everyday problems
o Interpret statistical information presented in tables or graphs
o Ask questions about topics in Psychology
o Apply DSM criteria to provide the most plausible diagnosis for a set of psychological problems
o Identify common research designs used in Psychology
Learning Outcomes, Activities, and Assessment
Identify major concepts, theories,&
topics in Psychology
Reading and attendance at