How to Get Started in Psychology
2015 - 2016
Courses with no prerequisites
PSYC W1001x or y. The Science of Psychology.
Fall 2015. Sec. 1: 3 pts. P. Lindemann. TR 1:10-2:25 PM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
Fall 2015. Sec. 2: 3 pts. K. Taylor. MW 8:40-9:55 AM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2016. Sec. 1: 3 pts. P. Lindemann. TR 1:10-2:25 PM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2016. Sec. 2: 3 pts. K. Kelly. MW 1:10-2:25 PM Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
We recommend that you start your study of psychology with this course.
Enrollment may be limited. Attendance at the first two class periods is mandatory. Broad survey of psychological science including: sensation and perception; learning, memory, intelligence, language, and cognition; emotions and motivation; development, personality, health and illness, and social behavior. Discusses relations between the brain, behavior, and experience. Emphasizes science as a process of discovering both new ideas and new empirical results.
Lindemann's syllabus] [Download Taylor's syllabus]
PSYC W1010x or y. Mind, Brain, & Behavior.
Fall 2015: 3 pts. K. Nautiyal. TR 11:40-12:55 PM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
Spr 2016: 3 pts. C. Marvin. MW 2:40-3:55 PM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
An introduction to the biological approach to the experimental study of behavior. Includes consideration of the types of biological data relevant to psychology, as well as the assumptions and logic permitting the interpretation of biological data in psychological terms.
PSYC W2630x. Social Psychology.*
Fall 2015: 3 pts. S. Komissarouk. TR 2:40-3:55 PM. Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
Description: Surveys important methods,
findings, and theories in the study of social influences on behavior.
Emphasizes different perspectives on the relation between individuals
* PSYC W2630 does not fulfill the natural science requirement. There is unlikely to be room for first-year students.
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