Psychology Syllabus


Course Description

Survey course which presents both a brief history of Psychology movements and a survey of the topics are included in this field. These topics include research, physiological and social psychology, sensation and perception, human behavior and personality, cognition and memory, study of psychopathology through a summary of the DSM-5, and personality theories.


  • Text: Psychology: Principles in Practice

What will I need for this class?

  • Earphones (to keep in your backpack)
  • One Bottle of glue
  • One 4 -Pack of Play Doh (any colors)
  • One White Poster

General Objectives

A. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the topics listed in the Scope and Syllabus

B. Students will demonstrate thinking critically and logically about research findings and explain human behavior in terms used in text

C. Students will integrate principles and applications through key concepts and psychological studies

D. Students will employ respect for human unity and diversity through understanding psychological concepts

E. Students will research and analyze contemporary psychological issues

Student Expectations

  • Study each section as it is taught.
  • Listen and participate attentively in class.
  • Respect others property and views.
  • Complete Vocabulary.
  • Complete assignments and study guides.

How will I be assessed?


  • Quizzes: 5-10 m/c questions (2 pts. each)
  • Tests: Are 100 points – 50 questions (multiple choice format)
  • Vocabulary quizzes

What if I miss class?


  • If you are absent contact me (email is best) ASAP for what you missed.
  • PPTs will be posted to Moodle; you are to copy these before the next class as you will be responsible for the information.
  • If you miss a test or a quiz, you must contact me within 3 days and we will schedule a make-up time. If not scheduled or taken within 3 calendar days it will be scored a “0”.
  • All missed work will remain a “0” in the Gradebook until made up.

What can I do to be successful?


  1. Pay attention and participate in class.
  2. Take notes.
  3. Study each section the night it was taught.
  4. Teach another person what you have learned.
  5. Make an outline your notes (simple, but very effective). It will help you an understanding how concepts fit together. (also makes it very simple to study)
  6. Make a cumulative vocabulary Quizlet and study them progressively.
  7. See me if you don’t understand something.
  8. Do NOT procrastinate.

Kimberly Foreman

Office Hours


Or by appointment