Winter Semester 2016

Winter Semester 2016

Welcome to PSYC101-Principles of Psychology. We hope that you will enjoy this course and benefit from it. This course is being taught by Frank Torigoe. Please read the Meet Your Instructor section that will give you information about me and especially how to contact me. Also, please be sure to read the Supplemental Syllabus and the Tracking Calendar which gives you the basic information about the course. We know that you enrolled at Bryant & Stratton College because you wanted to develop a career. Knowledge of Psychology can be a great help in achieving that goal. Psychology is involved in everything in your life. It is part of your thinking and feeling. It can be helpful in your relationships. It is involved in learning and remembering. The theories of Freud and B.F. Skinner are still being used today. Please use the information found in the Meet Your Instructor section to contact us for any help that you may need or seek.

Psychology 101-Principles of Psychology Winter Semester 2016

Frank Torigoe

Work Phone 440-520-3631

Office Location Collaboration in Blackboard

Office Hours Thursdays 7 pm – 8 pm ET


I have been with Bryant & Stratton College for 18 years. Thirteen of those years my role has been as an instructor. The other four years(2006-2010) I was the Dean of Student Services for the Parma campus. Courses I have taught are: Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Sociology, Human Relations, Critical Thinking, Career Management, and Internship. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in Psychology from Western Reserve University, now changed to Case Western Reserve University. Prior to Bryant & Stratton College, I worked as a Psychologist for the State of Ohio Department of Mental Health at two state hospitals, Cleveland State Hospital and Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare(previously called Hawthornden State Hospital). I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio with my wife and our cairn terrier.

My teaching philosophy is that teaching is helping someone learn. Learning is not accomplished by having someone pour information into your head but by having information available and effort to understand and retain information. Another basic belief I have about learning is that everyone has the ability to learn and to be successful. I hope that I can be an aid in making that happen. I also believe that people learn in different ways and it helps to have information available in different modes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in your journey towards a career and success in life.