Introduction to Psychology

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Psychology

Fall 2021

Taught By: Howard Steele

Section: L

CRN: 7380

Credits: 0

This course provides an introduction to the broad science of psychology. Weekly lectures are combined with weekly small group seminar discussions to provide the opportunity for exploring how the scientific method has been applied to the challenge of understanding age-related changes, and individual differences in, human thought, feeling and behavior. Who am I? What is real? How has the mere century-old discipline of academic psychology addressed these fundamental questions about human life? Are these cultural differences to be reckoned with? Further basic questions guiding the lectures include: How to design a psychological research investigation? Are there long-term influences of early experiences upon personality development? How does memory work? How do psychologists decide what is normal? How do psychologists treat anxiety or depression? How should we understand the interplay between nature and nurture reflecting, if not determining, who we are? By the end of the course, students will have answers to these questions, as well as an appreciation for the history and current status of cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. [This ULEC is in category 2, Introductions to Social Research.]

Note: Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course. The lecture meeting of this course will be delivered online at the time listed in this catalog entry. All discussion sections are scheduled to be delivered in-person and on campus, with the exception of section X (CRN 12976). Section X will be delivered online in order to accomodate students who must complete the ULEC requirement in Fall 2021 and who are also not able to access in-person classes in Fall 2021. All other students should plan to attend their discussion section in-person.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 219

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:33pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 10:15am - 11:30am

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021