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                  Psychology] PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, S.J., Ph.D.

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


Announcements Monday, April 16
Note that I will not be preparing a study guide for Test #3. At this point, you should be able to review your notes on your own and judge what is most important. However, I will offer a review session on Saturday, May 5, at 10 AM on the 1st floor of Romero Hall (C-STEP)

Course Information

Textbook:  Weiten, Wayne (2017). Psychology: Themes & variations (10th ed). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

  • ISBN 13 = 978-1-305-49820-4
  • ISBN 10 = 1305498208

Syllabus    webpage/html

Class Schedule & Reading Assignments   webpage/html

Study Guide for   Exam #1  Exam #2  

  Notes   Lectures, Notes, & Classroom Presentations  
Study Aids 

Tutoring @ Le Moyne College

Students in this course who believe that they would benefit from tutoring can sign up to meet with a tutor at this link:  lemoyne.mywconline.com

Approaches to Class & Study   Some Notes 

Video Guide: How to Study Long and Hard and Still Fail…or How to Get the Most Out of Studying

These are short individual videos (4-7 min.) made by Prof. Stephen Chew, a psychology professor at Samford University and an expert on student learning strategies. I suspect that they will be helpful for almost any college student whether in psychology or any other class.
  • Video 1: Beliefs That Make You Fail…Or Succeed. The first video examines common mistaken beliefs students often possess that undermine their learning. The video tries to correct those misconceptions with accurate beliefs about learning.
    Video 1:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH95h36NChI

  • Video 2: What Students Should Understand About How People Learn. The second video introduces a simple but powerful theory of memory, Levels of Processing, that can help students improve their study.
    Video 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O7y7XEC66M

  • Video 3: Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning. The third video operationalizes the concept of level of processing into four principles that students can use to develop effective study strategies.
    Video 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xeHh5DnCIw

  • Video 4: Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning into Practice. The fourth video applies the principles of deep processing to common study situations, including note taking and highlighting while reading.
    Video 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9GrOxhYZdQ

  • Video 5: I Blew the Exam, Now What? This video addresses what students should and should not do when they earn a bad grade on an exam.
    Video 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QVRiMkdRsU


  This page was originally posted on January 12, 2004
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