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B. Lab/discussion sections: There are five lab/discussion meetings for this course. These laboratories aredesigned to give you a chance to apply what you are learning from lecture (and related readings) to yourself and to the world. You will complete post-lab assignments that emphasize how the material relates back to your text and/or lectures. Post-labs will be due the Tuesday following your scheduled lab/discussion session.Option 1: You can make up the 15 participation points in the labs by writing a two-page, type written paper on a personal experience that relates to any topic being discussed in the current chapter(s). The paper will need to include a brief summary of the relevant information from the book followed by a description of the personal experience and how that relates to, or can be explained by, the information presented in the book. Make-up papers will be due either at the beginning of the following lab or in case of the lab 5 on the last regular class day (May 6).May. 3 – May 5 Health Psychology Chapter 18Name: ______________ Date Turned in: ______ TA’s Name: ________1Introduction to Psychology (Psyc 1051)TTh: 12:00 – 1:40HFA 6 Instructor Information: Dennis D. Stewart, Ph.D. Office: 4 West Annex Phone: 589 - 6196email: [email protected] web site: http://cda.mrs.umn.edu/~stewartd/Office Hours: Tues from 2:00 to 3:30 and Wed from 1:00 to 2:30 or by appointment Required Text:Kassin, S. (2004). Psychology, 4th edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Course Description: Kassin (2004) defines psychology as “the scientific study of behavior and the mind” (p. 757). As this definitionimplies, psychology covers a wide range of topics. For example, we will cover such diverse topics as learning,aggression, psychological disorders, and personality. Moreover, we will approach these topics from a scientificperspective. In addition, we will examine how the theories and research of psychology contribute to our understandingof a number of applied problems. For example, we will examine how the theories and research in psychology apply tosuch topics as: sleep deprivation, ethics, camouflage, eyewitness testimony, and prejudice. Finally after the completionof this course, I believe you will have a better understanding of how psychology can be applied to your life and toproblems that currently face our society. Course Format: The format of this course will be largely lecture. However, even though the class is relatively large, I encouragequestions from the class and I expect to have class discussions or other classroom activities. We will use class time toaccomplish three interrelated goals. 1. We will clarify the material from the class readings. Therefore, it is important that you come to class havingread the material for that day. You should bring your textbook to class because you will need to refer to it periodically. 2. We will elaborate and illustrate the material from the class readings. Therefore, you should think about how the material relates to your own experiences and be prepared to share these experiences in class. 3. I will add additional material to the class that cannot be found in the class readings. Therefore, you will need to be in class and to take notes to benefit from this additional material. Outside of class, I would recommend the following study habits. 1. Read the book: Reading the book will be beneficial because it will explain many of the topics covered in class from a different perspective. Also, there will be questions on the exams are based on the material from the book that was not covered in class. 2. Ask questions. You should not be afraid to ask questions of either your TA or me.3. Take good notes. You should take detailed notes of what is said in class. If you miss class then you shouldget notes from someone else in the class. 4. Distributed learning: People learn best when they look at their notes and book frequently instead of trying to cram the material into their head the night before the exam. 5. Outlines: I will provide outlines for each class (see section that follows). You should use these outlines to organize your notes and your readings. Course Outlines:1. In order to help you accomplish the three goals listed in the class format section, I will prepare outlines that illustrate2the major points in the readings and in my lectures. These outlines should help you focus on the main points of thereadings. These outlines should also help you organize your lecture notes. Finally, the outlines should help prepare youfor the exams. Although the outlines will serve as an excellent study guide for your exams, I should note a word ofcaution about using them exclusively. Ultimately, a student is responsible for all the material covered in class andin the readings. Occasionally, we will cover material that is NOT on the outline for a variety of reasons (e.g., currentevent, a topic that students want to discuss). Students are still responsible for knowing this non-outline material becauseit was covered in class. Additionally, students should keep in mind that an outline is simply a listing of the majorpoints. It is not intended to contain the depth of information that students need to understand about the topics. 2. These outlines will be made available on my website (http://cda.mrs.umn.edu/~stewartd/). I will put the outlineson my website a couple of days before we begin each new chapter or topic. 3. You must print off copies of the outlines and bring them to class. You will find it helpful to have the outlines in frontof you on the day we are covering the material in class. Course Requirements: 1. Percentages and PointsA. Exams Points Your PointsExam 1 165 ________Exam 2 165 ________Exam 3 165 ________Exam 4 165 ________Exam 5 165 ________**Exam 5 will be given during the week of finals.B. LabsLab 1Participation 15 ________Post-lab 20 ________Lab 2Participation 15 ________Post-lab 20 ________Lab 3Participation 15 ________Post-lab 20 ________Lab 4Participation 15 ________Post-lab 20 ________Lab 5Participation 15 ________Post-lab 20 ________C. Extra Credit (maximum of 30 points, see description below)2. Description A. Exams: There will be five non-cumulative exams during the semester. Each exam will consist of 55multiple-choice questions.3B. Lab/discussion sections: There are five lab/discussion meetings for this course. These


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