Welcome to Intro Psychology (PSY 203)!
I really love teaching Intro Psychology because we cover so many different topics that relate to our everyday lives. No, we won't sit in a circle and have group therapy. But we will talk about child & adolescent development, how the brain works (including the effects of illegal & prescription drugs), memory & memory disorders, clinical diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and dissociative identity disorder, and much more.
My teaching style in this class tends to be an interactive lecture. I give short lecture notes using PowerPoint. Often, I'll try to put in graphics and short video clips for visual learners. I also encourage lots of discussion and questions. If you find you need additional support, whatever it is, please ask me. I'm more than willing to work with you to be successful in this class!
Below you will find important documents related to the class, including the syllabus. What is a syllabus? A SYLLABUS is the document that tells you everything about the class - including what is required & when. Please read through them thoroughly and let me know if you have any questions.
Check out the Psychology Club page for lots of extra credit opportunities - yes, I give extra credit for attending one or more of these talks!
Enjoy the semester!