Introduction to Psychology 2500-EN_O_01
This course is an introduction to the theories, concepts, and viewpoints
that comprise the discipline of psychology, and to the research
methodologies used to study these concepts. As you are being introduced
to the lecture material you will develop a working vocabulary used in the
field along with an understanding of the range of topics that psychologists
study and the ways in which they do it. Since we do not have many class
sessions and psychology is such a vast discipline, we will not be able to
cover everything in-depth. However, you will get the opportunity to
discuss and engage critically with the topics covered during the lectures.
Type of course
By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major concepts,
theoretical perspectives, links to other sciences, empirical findings and
historical trends in psychology; you will be able to analyse and evaluate
the impact of the various perspectives (biological, intrapersonal
[conscious and non-conscious], interpersonal, intergroup) in psychology;
explain, describe and follow the process of psychological research; use
psychological terminology to account for psychological phenomena; you
will gain a strong base for your further, more specialized courses.
Assessment methods and criteria
30% of your grade will be calculated based on 5 of 6 quizzes held in-class
during the semester. They will be made up of multiple-choice and fill in
the blank questions, and their purpose is to keep you up-to-date with
your readings, to help you prepare for the mid-term and final exams, as
well as to develop your fluency with the vocabulary used in the field. Your
overall quiz grade will be calculated based on your top five scores,
provided that you write all six quizzes.
The remaining 70% of your grade will come from a final exam. The exam
will be made up of multiple choice questions and a few short-answer
open questions. The exam will be based on the lectures, textbook
material and additional readings. If for some non-trivial reason, you
cannot come to the exam, you must let us know as soon as possible. A
make-up exam will be scheduled.
Attendance at lectures is mandatory (and attendance will be taken every
week), as you will be tested on the material discussed during the lectures,
which might not be covered in the textbook. You are allowed to miss 2
classes during the term.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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