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Title: Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology
  • Prof. Dr. Myriam Mongrain
  • Music
  • One U2
  • Interpreted by Adam Lambert

PSYC 1010G Todays Agenda
  • A. Ground Rules
  • B. Course Information
  • C. Short Lecture
  • 1) Formal Definition of Psychology
  • 2) Goals of Psychology
  • 3 ) Careers in Psychology

A. Ground Rules
  • When the music stops
  • We begin! i.e. Stop talking
  • 1 hour lecture followed by break (get a snack!)
  • Another 1 hour lecture followed by brief films
  • Exams held in class
  • Tutorials
  • Optional
  • Student questions
  • Review of text/ Multiple choice questions
  • Official times and locations will be posted next

B. Course Information
  • Your TAs
  • Ritu, Eric, Paula, Jacqueline, Susan, Michelle,
    Genevieve, Adi, Marwan
  • Exams
  • Policy on Academic Honesty (see course outline)
  • Missed exams Consult course outline
  • Grades
  • Minimum grade for Psych. Majors
  • Text
  • Weiten McCann (2010). Psychology Themes and
    Variations, 2nd Canadian Edition (comes with
    study guide --optional)

C. Short Lecture (p. 24-28 of text)
  • 1) Formal definition of Psychology
  • 2) Goals of Psychology
  • 3) Careers in Psychology

C. 1) Formal Definition
  • Psychology
  • Scientific study of behaviour and its causes.
  • Overt (directly observable) and covert behaviours
  • Psychologists study
  • How you act (behaviour/overt)
  • How you think (mental/covert)
  • How you feel (covert overt)
  • How your brain and body respond

C. 2) Goals of Psychology
  • i) Measure and describe behaviour objectivel
  • e.g. Extraversion
  • ii) Understand (explain) and predict behaviour
    using the scientific method
  • Rudimentary statistics demonstrated with
  • iii) Modify behaviour to improve quality of life
    and increase well-being

C. 2) Pick your letter Birthdays March 21st -
Sept. 22nd
A. The Homebody Nurturing, traditional,
emotional, shy, good memory
C. The Intellectual Witty, intelligent, restless,
adaptive, curious, wishy-washy
B. The Hedonist Indulgent, creature of comfort,
independent, persistent, reliable
D. The Perfectionist Detail-oriented,
hard-working, modest, logical, critical
F. The Extravert Ambitious, creative, dramatic,
overbearing, organized
E. The Leader Energetic, driven, fearless, bossy,
C. 2) Birthdays After Sept. 22nd and before March
G. The Introvert Spiritual, private, imaginative,
easy-going, self-sacrificing
I. The Philosopher Open-minded, meaning-seeking,
argumentative, like to explore
H. The Detective Solution-focused, intuitive,
resourceful, need for control
J. The Humanitarian Visionary, social,
unconventional, clever
L. The Worker Determined, industrious, strive to
succeed, disciplined
K. The Peacekeeper Just, objective, enjoy
company, dislike conflict
3.) Whats your sign?
  • E The Leader Aries (March 21 April 19)
  • B The Hedonist Taurus (April 20 May 20)
  • C The Intellectual Gemini (May 21 June 21)
  • A The Homebody Cancer (June 22 July 22)
  • F The Extravert Leo (July 23 August 22)
  • D The Perfectionist Virgo (August 23
    September 23)
  • K The Peacekeeper Libra (September 23 October
  • H The Detective Scorpio (October 23 November
  • I The Philosopher Sagittarius (November 22
    December 21)
  • L The Worker Capricorn (December 22 January
  • J The Humanitarian Aquarius (January 20
    February 18)
  • G The Introvert Pisces (February 19 March 20)

C. 3) Careers in Psychology
  • i) Professional Practice
  • Clinical/Counseling
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • (vs. psychiatrists, psychoanalysts)
  • Educational/School Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational

C. 3) Careers in Psychology
  • ii) Research/Academia
  • Developmental
  • Social
  • Experimental
  • Physiological
  • Cognitive
  • Personality
  • Psychometrics
  • Abnormal/Clinical
  • Health

See you next week
Happy Reading!