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UA - PSYCH 101 - Syllabus - Class Notes

School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Psychollogy
Name: Syllabus
Description: tester for soup study
Uploaded: 01/25/2017
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background image   Psychology 101-6 Introduction to Psychology Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45 Lloyd Hall 38 Professor: Jennifer Cox, Ph.D.
Office: Gordon Palmer, 255A
Email: Office Hours: Wednesdays 10am-12pm and by appointment   Graduate Teaching Assistant: Stephanie Chambers
Office: GP 400
Office Hours: Thursdays 11-12
**Contact Person for Students Aa-Lu
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Barbara-Shae Jackson 
Office: GP 400
Office Hours: Thursdays 12-1pm and by appointment 
**Contact person for students Ma-Zu  
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Katie Kouchi
Office: GP 400
Office Hours: By appointment 
Course Description:  This course will provide a basic foundation to understand the fundamentals of 
psychology. The content in this course is an overview of basic core topics and 
constructs including: research methods, biological processes, learning, cognition, 
human development, memory, mental illness and treatment, and personality. 
Student Learning Outcomes:  Develop and refine critical thinking skills;  Explain the scientific method and use it to evaluate scientific studies and 
Describe how cognitions, behaviors, and emotions are explained by biological
processes, environmental experiences, and culture; 
Apply psychological theories and constructs to personal and professional 
Understand the ever changing, sometimes subjective, nature of psychological
Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course.  Course Materials: 
background image Our textbook and the accompanying Mypscyhlab software are required. In addition, 
you must create an account for the PackBack community. 
Wade, C., Tavris, C., & Garry, M. (2014).  Psychology (12 th  ed.) . Boston: Pearson.  You may purchase this text from local bookstores. It is also available from the 
Pearson website ( with-DSM5-Update-Plus-NEW-MyPsychLab-with-Pearson-eText-Access-Card-Package-11E/ ) as a soft cover, an eBook, or loose leaf.  Mypsychlab: This software is available as a purchasing option along with your 
textbook. You may also purchase the software a la carte from the Pearson website. 
1. Go to  and select Student under  Register.  2. Select OK! Register now. 
3. Enter the course ID and select Continue. 
Course ID: cox61882
MyPsychLab Simulations, Course ID: PET2475
PackBack: You need to register and create an account with PackBack.  1. Navigate to  and click “Register as a new  student”. 
Note: If you already have an account on Packback you can login with your 
2. Make sure to register with your SCHOOL email address and real first name  and last name.  3. Enter our class community’s access code into the “Join a new Community”  module on your dashboard.
Our Community access code: 0ACEDAE3-49D0-1BF9-F98B-
What is my role?  Your job is to be  actively engaged  in this course. This means I expect you to  complete readings and assignments prior to each class, engage in class activities 
and discussion in a professional manner, and work with me when you have 
questions or concerns regarding course content. 
How will I be evaluated?  Your grade will be based on your performance on six online MyPsychLab activities, 
weekly PackBack participation, three exams, and the Department of Psychology’s 
research requirement. 
PackBack: To incorporate current events, explore questions and constructs more 
in-depth than classroom time allows, and connect psychological theories and 
constructs to everyday life, each week you will be required to actively participate on
the classroom PackBack community. You are expected to ask one question and 
respond to two of your classmates (1-2 rule) each week. This level of participation 
will be considered AVERAGE and more participation in encouraged. Your 
PackBack participation will consist of 13% of your final grade.
  In order to 
background image receive your points per week, your posts must be relevant to our class subject 
Before you start posting, be sure to read the  Community Guidelines  found in the  tutorial on Packback. If your post doesn’t follow the Packback Community 
Guidelines, there is a chance it will be removed and you won’t receive points for 
that post.
There will be a Sunday 11:59 PM deadline for submissions in your community 
each week. 
For a brief introduction to Packback Questions and why we are using it in class, 
watch this video: MyPsychLab Activities: To apply concepts and theories discussed in class and the
text, throughout the semester you will complete six activities through MyPsychLab. 
These activities include short experiments and surveys. The data from these 
activities will be electronically sent to me and we will discuss the aggregated data 
during class. MyPsychLab will NOT record your name or in any way connect your 
name to your data. The software does not tell me how well you did on an activity, 
only that you completed the activity. Again, no one besides yourself will have access
to your actual answers. You must complete each activity prior to the start of class 
on the activity due date. Completing the task after this time will result in a 
zero for that activity.
 Twelve percent of your final grade will be based on 
your participation in the six activities (i.e., each activity counts 2% 
towards your final grade). 
Exams: Four, non-comprehensive, exams will be given throughout the semester. 
The top THREE test scores will be calculated for your final grade. I will drop your 
lowest test score. Missed exams may count as the lowest score. All exams will be 
multiple-choice, true/false, matching, and/or short-answer in format and will cover 
material from the text, lectures, activities, articles and any films or presentations. 
You will need to come prepared to each exam with a scantron and a pencil. It is 
VERY likely that the exams will include information from the text that is not covered 
during class lectures and information from the lectures not covered in the text (i.e., 
it is in your best interest to do the readings AND come to class!).  The average of 
your top three exam scores will comprise 75% of your final grade. 
If you missed an exam and do NOT have a documented, excused absence (illness, 
accident, death in the family, etc.) you should drop the missed exam as your lowest 
exam grade. If you have an excused absence, you may contact Dr. Cox to schedule 
a make-up exam or choose to drop the missed exam as your lowest exam 
if you miss the exam on 2/9, you must contact Dr. Cox by 2/16). 
Research requirement: The Department of Psychology requires that all PY 101 & 
105 students satisfy a research requirement by participating in psychological 
research studies during the semester. The purpose of this requirement is to learn 
about different methods used by psychological researchers and to help advance our
knowledge of various psychological processes. Faculty members, graduate students,

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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Psychollogy
Name: Syllabus
Description: tester for soup study
Uploaded: 01/25/2017
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