Introduction to Psychology I and II

Are you interested in why people think, feel, and behave the way they do? If so, you’re interested in the science of psychology. In our Introduction to Psychology courses, a focus is placed on recent research and the application of psychological principles to everyday situations.

In PSYC 1001, you will have an opportunity to survey psychological research related to the biology of behaviour, learning and behaviour and the broad research topics of:

  • sensation
  • perception
  • memory and,
  • consciousness.

In PSYC 1002, a focus is placed on:

  • human development
  • motivation
  • emotion
  • personality
  • social interaction
  • psychological disorders
  • stress and health and,
  • therapy.

If you are a psychology major, then we strongly encourage you to register in one of the majors-only sections for a variety of reasons:

  • They include weekly two-hour lectures specifically designed for you. The classes will also be smaller than average with a cap between 90-120 students.
  • They also include weekly 60-minute tutorials with, at most, 30 other students. You will take part in fun and engaging activities that will allow you to take an in-depth look at the material. Note that these tutorials won’t involve more work. They will simply get you to learn more actively.
  • Because these sections are reserved for psychology majors, you will get to meet and know better other students who share your interests and aspirations.

To learn more about these majors-only sections, please view this informational video.

Otherwise, all students may choose from a variety of standard lecture sections or online course options.

These totally online courses have no physical classrooms or required meeting times. Proceed through the course at your own pace and experience maximum flexibility in terms of scheduling course tasks around your other commitments. More information on all these courses appear below.

Textbook Information:

The textbook for Introduction to Psychology I and II is available in a loose-leaf form, 3-hole punched together with a digital eTextbook for about $95 at the Carleton bookstore. It is the same textbook that will be used in all Carleton PSYC1001 and PSYC1002 courses.

Course Term Instructor
PSYC 1001 A : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1001 B : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1001 C : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1001 D : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Lacroix, Guy
PSYC 1001 E : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Sorley, Matt
PSYC 1001 F : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Tsuji, Bruce
PSYC 1001 G : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Aubin, Peter
PSYC 1001 H : Introduction to Psychology I Winter Lacroix, Guy
PSYC 1001 K : Introduction to Psychology I Winter
PSYC 1001 M/T : Introduction to Psychology I Fall Lacroix, Guy
PSYC 1001 N/V : Introduction to Psychology I Winter Thake, Jennifer
PSYC 1002 A : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1002 B : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1002 C : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Novoa, Danay
PSYC 1002 D : Introduction to Psychology II Fall O’Neil, Kim
PSYC 1002 F : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Tsuji, Bruce
PSYC 1002 G : Introduction to Psychology II Fall Tsuji, Bruce
PSYC 1002 H : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Tsuji, Bruce
PSYC 1002 J : Introduction to Psychology II Winter Tsuji, Bruce
PSYC 1002 K : Introduction to Psychology II Winter
PSYC 1002 N/V : Introduction to Psychology II Winter

Every effort is made to ensure accuracy.

However, the course list and information that appears on the individual course pages (e.g., designated instructor, evaluation criteria and instructor statements) are subject to change. Updates will be posted as necessary. Please keep this in mind when making registration decisions.