For those who previously have selected the psychology major at BYU, the prerequisite courses are Psych 101, Psych 111, Psych 210, Psych 301, Psych 302, Psych 303, and Psych 304. Concurrent enrollment in one or more courses required to complete this sequence is allowable.
Otherwise, there are no prerequisite courses, though it likely will be advantageous to have completed the introductory course in psychology (at BYU it is Psych 111).
The objectives of the course are to:
The required textbook is:
Deckers, L. (2013). Motivation: Biological, psychological, and environmental (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.
In addition, the target articles in the following publications are assigned as supplementary readings:
The articles are available online in the Proquest Research Library database. You can use this course’s Library Services Portal to find them, and to take advantage of a variety of helpful library services. You can also go to the database directly from the Harold B. Lee Library’s home page by following these steps:
Four films are also assigned for viewing (you may buy, rent, or borrow these from a library as you prefer):
There are 4 lessons in this course, with a midcourse essay assignment after lesson 2 and a final essay after lesson 4. There is also a short, multiple-choice final examination at the end of the lessons.
The lessons are organized in triplets. For each set of three lessons, you will:
To make sure I can open and read your papers, please save them as Word .DOC or .DOCX files.
Use the course number, your first and last name, and the assignment name for the filename. For example, PSYCH365_JaneSmith_ApplicationActivity1.docx.
Here’s how to submit your completed Application Activity assignments:
You will take one final exam for this course.
The total number of possible points in the course is 550. The point values for each assignment, essay, and the final exam are:
|Lesson 1||Quiz 1||50|
|Application Activity 1||50|
|Lesson 2||Quiz 2||50|
|Application Activity 2||50|
|Lesson 3||Quiz 3||50|
|Application Activity 3||50|
|Lesson 4||Quiz 4||50|
|Application Activity 4||50|
The percentages of the total points assigned to each component of the course requirements are approximately:
|Course Requirements||Percentage of Grade|
|4 Application Activities||36%|
Your course grade will be determined by these percentages:
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