PSY 410U - AP Psychology:
In accordance with American Psychological Association (APA) recommendation, this is a two-semester course. It exposes you to the science of psychology while developing a basic understanding of sensation, cognition, emotion, and behavior. You are invited to examine new ideas and hypotheses. Indeed, with a healthy dose of informed introspection, you may even begin to replace old habits, cognitive or behavioral, with new ones. There will be some hands-on activity, but the course is chiefly an exchange of information, some detective work, and a lot of analytical reading. An award-winning video series, Discovering Psychology, complements the text, and web-based resources provide opportunities for personal research. You should expect a blend of lectures, discussions, note-taking, oral reports, audio-visual presentations, unit quizzes,semester exams, and an APA-formatted capstone written project, a compilation of biweekly written research and reflection that relates to a common, pre-selected topic.