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PSY202A Intro to Psychology - Part 2

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Surveys the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in personality theory, psychological disorders, therapy, emotion, motivation, intelligence, health psychology, and social psychology. Provides an overview of popular trends, examines the overarching themes of heredity vs. environment, stability vs. change, and free will vs. determinism, and emphasizes the sociocultural approach which assumes that gender, culture, and ethnicity are essential to understanding behavior, thought, and emotion. Psychology 202A is the second term of a two-term sequence in introductory psychology. Recommended: PSY 201 or 201A. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 30839

From the Instructor:
Welcome to Intro to Psy202A. My name is John Olmsted and I will be your instructor this term. I have been at PCC for 15 years now. I have been a clinical therapist working in many settings. In addition I have taken a special interest in how we learn and remember. From the study of learning I have created methods in this course that may be different than you are used to. There will be no tests or term papers. The course is very writing intensive. However the writing is at the service of learning, no formal writing so don't worry too much if you have never gotten good grades for your writing. In addition the class will become a community of learners. All that you research and write will be shared with others. You will learn more from the work of your classmates than anything else.
Course Specific Requirements:
You will spend much time searching for and making sense of information on the web. You will need a text. The basic assignment is to get a used text to save money. There will be a list of texts you can choose from on the course information page. If you need to get one in advance I recommend texts by either Wade & Tavris or Dan Gilbert. Again get a used copy, back edition to save money. You will need to be versed in D2L and know how to post to D2L to be successful in the course. There are no on campus required meetings. I look forward to working with you this summer
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 30839 - 23-Jun-2014 thru 16-Aug-2014
Instructor: John L Olmsted
Notes: 8 week course, June 23-August 16.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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