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                      Images]PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, SJ, Ph.D.

  • Section 01 MWF 11:00-11:50 AM Grewen Hall 207
  • Section 02 MWF 12:00-12:50 PM Grewen Hall 207

Spring 2018


First Day of Class

    Instructor introduction 

    Psychology as most fascinating subject in college
    Probably broader than many of you know or may suspect
    May be among the more difficult classes you take (!!!) Not because of me, but
    • The subject matter is enormous
    • Psychology is not just common sense: science
    • Biological, cultural, and other approaches
    • If you had psychology in high school, often not taught as a college-level class

Need to confront some of the myths about learning that can keep you from your best
  • My ability to learn is fixed by my intelligence
  • Learning is easy
  • Learning is mostly up to what teachers do in the classroom

Mindset: Intelligence is Fixed vs. Can Grow
(Claro et al., 2016)


College Success

The Death of Michael Jackson
August 29, 1958 June 25, 2009

[Usher Sings]
[MJ Memorial
                  Program Booklet]
[Fans Cry]

How might psychology be interested in Michael Jackson and the news of his death?

What are the types of questions psychology might try to answer about this event
and about Michael Jackson himself?