Psychology for Winter 2020

PSYC1000
Introduction to Psychology


CRN: 81320
Instructor(s): Mercer, Michele


Description
is the first half of a two-semester introduction to Psychology as a biological and social science. Topics may include history, research methodology, behavioural neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, and memory.

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2010
Biological and Cognitive Development


CRN: 87345
Instructor(s): Mercer, Michele


Description
is a survey of principles underlying human development from the prenatal stage to adolescence. Topics covered will include biological, physical, linguistic, sensory, cognitive and intellectual changes. CR: PSYC 2025, PSYC 3050 PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2020
Social and Personality Development


CRN: 84831
Instructor(s): Mercer, Michele


Description
(same as the former PSYC 2011) is an examination of relevant research on human socialization and personality development with special emphasis on parenting influences, attachment, imitation, sex role and moral development in childhood and adolescence. CR: PSYC 2025, the former PSYC 2011 PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2100
Attitudes and Social Cognition


CRN: 90281
Instructor(s): Fowler, Ken


Description
is an examination of the concepts and principles involved in the interaction between the individual and others. Emphasis will be on the theoretical and empirical concerns of attitude formation and change, social perception, and social cognition. CR: the former PSYC 2125, PSYC 3100 PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2150
Introduction to Forensic Psychology


CRN: 69970
Instructor(s): Snook, S. Brent


Description
will provide an in-depth overview of the relationship between psychology and the law. A variety of topics will be discussed and critically evaluated, including the use and misuse of psychology-based investigative methods such as offender and geographic profiling, detection of deception, investigative interviewing, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, corrections and treatment, risk assessment, and criminal responsibility. PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2151
Health Psychology


CRN: 84833
Instructor(s): Fowler, Ken


Description
will explore the history, aims and future of health psychology. Topics covered will consider the contributions of a wide range of psychological theory within the context of psychosocial risk factors for illness, illness prevention, health promotion, and the health care system itself. These theories extend from rather individualistic notions of health and wellness (e.g., personality, attitudes, and behaviour) to concepts associated with characteristics of the broader social environment (e.g., social support, economic challenges, and organizational factors). An overall bio-psycho-social approach to health and wellness is explored. PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.

PSYC2920
Research Methods in Psychology for Non-Majors


CRN: 88618
Instructor(s): Hebert, Mark


Description
provides an introduction to the design, understanding, and application of psychological research. Topics covered include understanding and applying scientific method, creating and testing hypotheses, constructing reliable and valid experiments, and the proper use of controls. An emphasis will be placed on thinking critically about psychology and common errors of judgment. PR: PSYC 1000 and 1001 UL: cannot be used towards the Psychology major or any Psychology honours or joint honours programs

Note: Please be advised the course information above is subject to change. Please consult the University Calendar for the official course description.


TEXTBOOK INFO: E-texts are available for many online courses. For specific information about the textbook(s) for this course, please visit the MUN bookstore website.
IMPORTANT: Questions about textbooks should be directed to the Academic Unit responsible for the course.
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