Psyc 100H: Introduction to Psychology
In the Digital Age

Course Description:

This course reviews the general areas of psychology from sensation and perception to memory and problem solving and from personality to psychopathology. However, all areas will be placed in the context of the emerging digital age. This means that we will talk about virtual reality, machine intelligence, and even on-line psychotherapy.

Course Grade:

The course grade will be based on a weighted combination of tw exams, a final, homework, and class participation, as follows: Exam 1 = 20%; Exam 2 = 20%; Final = 20%; Homework = 25%; Class Participation = 15%.

On-line Textbook and Materials including:

Franzoi, S. (2002). Psychology: A Journey of Discovery Cincinnati, Ohio: atomicdogpublishing.com.

Syllabus

Psyc 100H: Introduction to Psychology

DateTopicReadingsAssignments
9/3/2002
Labor Day


9/4/2002
Introduction and logging in
Chapter_1
class roll
9/6/2002
Overview of Psychology

discussion 1
9/9/2002
issues and areas in the 21st Century


9/11/2002
Scientific Method
Chapter_2
personal problem solving 1
9/13/2002
continued


9/16/2002
new science
Chapter_3
problem description
9/18/2002
Biological Bases

discussion 2
9/20/2002
continued


9/23/2002
humans and machines
Chapter_4

9/25/2002
Developmental

problem analysis
9/27/2002
continued


9/30/2002
Sensation and Perception
Chapter_5
team project input
10/2/2002
continued


10/4/2002
virtual reality


10/7/2002
*** First Exam ***


10/9/2002
Consciousness
Chapter_6
discussion 3
10/11/2002
continued

analysis of exam
10/14/2002
Learning


10/16/2002
e-learning
Chapter_7

10/18/2002
Memory


10/21/2002
continued
Chapter_8
schemas
10/23/2002
online databases


10/25/2002
Language and Thinking


10/28/2002
continued


10/30/2002
Intelligence
Chapter_9
discussion 4
11/1/2002
tests online


11/4/2002
Motivation and Emotion
Chapter_10
children
11/6/2002
continued


11/8/2002
continued


11/11/2002
*** Second Exam ***


11/13/2002
Personality
Chapter_11
IQ tests
11/15/2002
avatars


11/18/2002
Psychological Disorders
Chapter_12
discussion 5
11/20/2002
continued

cognitron
11/22/2002
modern pathologies


11/25/2002
Therapy
Chapter_13
interview
11/27/2002
continued


11/29/2002
Thanksgiving Break
Chapter_14
discussion 6
12/2/2002
online therapy


11/4/2002
Stress and Coping
Chapter_15
personal problem solving 2
12/6/2002
techno-stress


12/9/2002
Social Behavior
Chapter_16

12/11/2002
continued


12/13/2002
on AOL IM



*** Final Exam *** (8:00 - 10:00 am)