Spring 2024

Introduction to Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-100


Allison Bair (Section 02)
Michael A. Cohen (Section 01)


An introduction to the nature of psychological inquiry regarding the origins, variability, and change of human behavior. As such, the course focuses on the nature-nurture controversy, the processes associated with cognitive and emotional development, the role of personal characteristics and situational conditions in shaping behavior, and various approaches to psychotherapy.

Not open to five college students. Limited to 40 students in the fall semester (20 seats reserved for first-year students) and limited to first-year students in the spring semester. Fall semester: Professors Sanderson, Baird, Hart, and TBA.  Spring semester:  Professors Cohen and TBA.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to first- and second-year students .

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: In class quizzes and exams.

PSYC 100 - LEC

Section 01
M 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM SCCE A131
W 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM SCCE A131

Section 02
Tu 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM SMUD 206
Th 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM SMUD 206


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, January 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024