Fall 2017

Introduction to Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-100

Formerly listed as: PSYC-11

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Julia D. McQuade (Section 01)
Catherine A. Sanderson (Section 02)


An introduction to the nature of psychological inquiry regarding the origins, variability, and change of human behavior. As such, the course focuses on the nature-nurture controversy, the processes associated with cognitive and emotional development, the role of personal characteristics and situational conditions in shaping behavior, and various approaches to psychotherapy.  STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN AP PSYCH AND RECEIVED A 4 OR A 5 ON THE EXAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PSYCHOLOGY 100.

Limited to 40 students per section. Not open to five college students. Fall semester: Professors Sanderson and McQuade. In the Fall, 20 seats will be reserved for first year students. Spring semester:  Professors Sanderson and Cohen. Spring semester priority given to first-year students. Only first-year students may pre-register in the Spring semester.


If Overenrolled: Preference given to first- and second-year students .


2018-19: Offered in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018