PSYC 1001 General Psychology

Instructor Contact:

Diane Sasnett-Martichuski, Ph.D.

About the Course:

PSYC 1001, General Psychology, provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.

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Your course content is delivered online. The main course material, which is available on the Canvas learning platform, consists of introductory material, videos, slide presentations of chapters, reading assignments from the textbook, and learning objectives. Each chapter has a discussion and a quiz or exam. In order to successfully complete this term-based course, you must keep up with the reading and all assignments, and do well on quizzes and exams. This is not a self-paced course. All assignments have specific deadlines and must be completed. If you have any questions about the reading or discussion assignments, please contact me, Diane Sasnett-Martichuski, at If you have questions about administrative policies, registration or dropping, or graduation or transcript deadlines, please contact the Continuing Education Program office at

Required Texts:

Weiten, W. (2022). Psychology: Themes and Variations (11th ed). Boston: Cengage. ISBN: 978-0-357-37482-5

Grading (out of 400 points):

Assignments and Projects: Total points
10 best discussions (10 points each) 100
Quizzes (10 points each) 100
First two exams (50 points each) 100
Exam 3/Final exam (100 points) 100
                    TOTAL 400

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