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[Psychology Images]PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

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

  • Section 01 MWF 1:30 PM-2:20 PM Grewen Hall 207
  • Section 02 MWF 2:30 PM-3:20 PM Grewen Hall 207

Fall 2008


First Day of Class

•    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

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games & Michael Phelps

Beijing 2008 Icon
Phelps SI Cover
Fireworks Birds Nest

How might psychology be interested in Michael Phelps and his performance at the 2008 Olympics?

What about 2008 Beijing Olympics themselves?
What would psychologists be interested in studying these games?