An introduction to the major facts, principles, methods, and theories of psychology. Topics include the history of psychology, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, psychological development, clinical and abnormal psychology, and biological, social, and personality determinants of behavior. (Not open to students who have aken both Psychology 1 and 2.)
Professor: Ivy Tran
Course Name: PSYC1000 Introductory Psychology
Please email me to set up an appointment for office hours via Zoom video conferencing.
I am generally available after class on Saturday until 2pm, but please email me for office hour visit at least 2 days in advance of when you would like to meet. I also have availability Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Appointments can also be arranged with the course tutor via email.
I am a graduate student at Hofstra University in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. My clinical work involves evidence-based treatment of phobias, trauma, and anxiety. My research explores motivation and learning in psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, particularly in first-episode and early psychosis. During undergrad, I studied Psychology at Boston University with a minor in history and am happy to talk about my experiences during undergrad or to answer career/school questions if you are interested in pursuing further study in psychology.
My favorite hot sauce is Texas Pete's, my favorite dog is a German Shepherd, and my favorite move is Inglorious Basterds. I love plants and baking and hope that you find something in this course that you love!
Course Goals and Learning Objectives:
Evaluation of Course Goals and Learning Objectives: Students will demonstrate their achievement of the learning objectives by:
Noba Textbook Series: Psychology Compiled by Ivy Tran
Citation: R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF publishers.
Textbook is FREE.
Can access directly from the NOBA site by clicking the link above
Or by downloading the pdf (if you like to highlight material) via the "resources" tab on the course website.