PSYC 1001 R - Introduction to Psychology I

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The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

A survey of topics associated with psychology's role as a natural science, including neuroscience, cognition, and learning. Precludes additional credit for PSYC 1000.

PSYC 1001 will introduce you to the world of psychology. We will work from the “ground-up,” starting with some of the biological bases of behaviour, including the brain and nervous system, then make our way through the building blocks of sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, language and thought. This will prepare us to tackle the more observable elements of human behaviour such as emotion, personality, psychopathology, health, and social interaction in PSYC 1002.

This course was funded by the Government of Ontario through the Shared Online Course Fund.

This is a credit course, but do you want to “test-drive” Introduction to Psychology 1001 or 1002 before committing to a credit section? Are you hoping to learn more about psychology without the pressures of exams and tuition fees? If you answered yes, then our Open Access version of this course is for you! While you won’t be able to participate in exams or assignments, you will have access to all of the learning materials, such as the video modules and self-evaluation quizzes. Learning takes place anytime, anywhere; the course runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All you need is an Internet connection and a curiosity about why people think, feel, and behave the way they do.

If you take the Open Access course and decide that you would like an opportunity to earn a credit for your participation, you can! This can be accomplished by transferring from Open Access to Flex Term PSYC 1001 or PSYC 1002. See the Department of Psychology’s website at for all the details on the Open Access and Flex Term versions of this course.

CRN for section R: 21039

Instructor: Bruce Tsuji

About the instructor: Bruce is an award-winning teacher who specializes in leading introduction to psychology classes both online and face-to-face. He also takes advantage of his business and technology experience to lead graduate courses in human-computer interaction. Many students claim that it is this combination of real world experience coupled with his passion for psychology which lends itself to Bruce's unique perspectives and the engaging nature of his classrooms, both virtual and real.

Bruce's research is concerned with expertise, how people understand data, urban navigation by those with visual impairment, anti-terrorism software, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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