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                  Psychology] PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

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

  • Section 03  MWF 11:00-11:50 AM  ONLINE VIA CANVAS & this webpage
  • Section 04  MWF 12:00-12:50 PM  ONLINE VIA CANVAS & this webpage

FALL 2020


Remember you can find the link to this class's materials simply by going to www.hevern.com

Online Teaching
for the Fall Semester

For the Fall, 2020 semester, I am teaching my two sections of PSY 101 Introductory Psychology online (as a DISTANCE course) asynchronously. What does this mean? Rather than students having to attend lectures at the assigned class time (i.e., either 11 am or 12 Noon), students can access my lectures on the material for that class at anytime after 11 am on the scheduled class day. You can listen to each lecture at a time when it is most convenient for you. NOTE: these lectures will be found on canvas.lemoyne.edu and Canvas will record whether or not you actually watched the lecture (i.e., I will know which lectures you've seen or not seen). You should normally complete viewing a class lecture within roughly 36 hours after it is first available. Your viewing the lectures will be considered as part of your participation grade.

As you will see in the syllabus available at the link below, Canvas will also be the environment within which you will take your quizzes and exams as well as submit your questions for discussion or clarification. However, I make available all of my lecture notes or class slide presentations for each class that can be downloaded directly from the webpage below without you having to go into Canvas to get these notes/presentations. Students are strongly recommended to download and print out these lecture notes for each class.


General Course Information & Links

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

Lecture Notes & Classroom Presentations

To view recorded video lectures by Fr. Hevern, to ask questions/discuss materials from a class, to take quizzes or tests you should go to canvas.lemoyne.edu
Study Guides for Tests: Test #1 (9/21)  • Test #2 (10/12) • Test #3 (11/2) • Test #4 (Dec)

Extra Credit Opportunities: webpage/html

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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