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1 Psych 120 General Psychology Christopher Gade Office: TBA Office hours: MW 4:30-5:30 Class MW 1:30-4:30 Room 1434

2 General Psych Specifics Required Text: Introduction to Psychology, James W. Kalat, 9 th Edition (8 th edition also works) Website for Course Postings: (NVC - Intro - Summer 2010 link on the left hand corner) Alternative Website of Use: (supplementary informative videos on topics covered in this class)

3 Syllabus (cont.) Your grade is based on: 3 exams (no cumulative final) Two written assignments Literature review paper DSM-defined disorder paper Other responsibilities: Attend classes Arrive on time Pay attention in class Keep up with the readings

4 General Psych Syllabus (cont.) Grading Policy Final grades will be calculated on the basis of 200 points distributed as follows: RequirementPoints% of grade Exam 15025% of your grade Exam 25025% of your grade Exam 35025% of your grade Pop. Press vs Peer Paper2512.5% of your grade Mental Disorder Paper2512.5% of your grade Final grades will be based on a standard 100% scale: A=90%-100%, B=80%- 90%, C=70%-80%, D=60%-70%, with + and – for the upper and lower extremes of those ranges (e.g. B+ = %).

5 Why Take this Course? To understand, explain and predict behavior. To be the happiest, smartest, most balanced, creative, efficient, constructive and beneficial contributors to the world that you can be (psychology can help you do this… maybe) Enjoyment: The world of psychology is so diverse and interesting, you not only can benefit from knowing information about the field, but you also will have a lot of interesting stories to tell. To recognize a number of misperceptions in our world that we consider “ obvious ”, or “ common knowledge ”.

6 What Will General Psych Classes Entail? Information on both the text and other topic related information found in each section. Several videos that bring to life several of the most groundbreaking psychological experiments and theories in history. A hands-on opportunity to participate and/or witness several of the most entertaining and interesting psychological studies and topics of our time.

7 How to Thrive in this Class Check the syllabus in advance of every lecture to see what readings are related to the topic that will be discussed during that day. Do the readings! The lecture slides will be posted prior to the class, and should be printed out in order to better understand lecture. There is no black lightning for this course, so come to class attentive and ready to take notes in order to understand what’s on the slides.

8 Admittance into the Class This class is extremely full. There are no more spots available. Admittance was be handled based on waiting list status automatically for this week, and then by my manual admittance of waitlist students after that. I will try to get as many students as I can into the class, please be patient and on top of things if you’re not in the class.

9 Now Its Your Turn On a 3 x 5 card, please write your: –Name –Best contact –Area/focus of study at NVC –Intended use for this class –Expected grade in the class –Additional information that you’d like to convey to me


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