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Psychology 300 - General Principles


Updated for Spring Semester 2018



Course Information for

Psych 300 Hybrid , Psych300 Online , and Psych 300 T Th Classes


Below please find information for all Psychology 300 courses I teach:

*Required Textbooks

Same for all Psych 300 sections I teach

Image of Stangor book cover

Author: Stangor, C.
Title: Introduction to Psychology, v.2.1

Publication date: 2014
2nd edition

ISBN: 978-1-4533-6576-2
ISBNs may differ depending on which format a student chooses: I don't care which format (digital, paperback, etc.) a student chooses, I am only concerned that students use v.2.1 for my Psych 300 courses. Feel free to email me with questions.

Image of Ariely book cover

Author: Ariely, D.
Title: The Upside of Irrationality

Publication date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0061995040


*Please note the publication dates.

Please note as well that a student in a recent semester purchased the Stangor book from a book seller that was neither the publisher (Flatworld Knowledge) nor the ARC Bookstore, and was provided with the wrong edition: a first edition with a second edition cover pasted on top. Where you purchase is your choice, but caveat emptor.


About the course:
Psychology is a fun and challenging subject that is used to understand every aspect of our lives.Much of this course is focused on the "how" of psychology: how psychologists investigate questions, how to determine whether one method should be used over another, how to understand the conclusions drawn within context. Classic studies in psychology plus current trends will be discussed as an overview of this very broad field is provided in this course. I hope you leave the course understanding yourselves better, the people and animals in your lives, as well as leaving a better consumer of research.

Required Hardware/Software:
All of my psychology courses require the use of a computer, including the Internet. The courses are not designed to be worked on using small mobile devices, e.g., a phone or an iPad or the equivalent. A desktop or laptop computer is expected. Enrolled students may use any computer available on any Los Rios campus to access the course.

Browser - any of the following: Google ChromeFirefoxSafari, Internet Explorer

Media Readers and Players - any of the following or the equivalent: Adobe ReaderFlash PlayerShockwave, Java