PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 003 Cognitive Science of Academic Success
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major nor the major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class will consider the factors underlying academic success. Research on human learning and memory has discovered a great deal about how people can study and learn effectively. Many of the topics in the class will include specific ways to study and interact with course material that will improve performance on exams and papers. We will, however, also pay particular attention to other strategies, attitudes and behaviors that students can change to improve their success. We will look closely at important individual factors like grit, self-discipline, willpower, mindsets, motivation, expectations, values, and anxiety. We will see how sleep, exercise and relaxation are also important. Students will assess their own study habits and individual characteristics, and they will apply the techniques to specific examples drawn from their own academic work in other classes.

Course Requirements:

Students who enroll in Psych 121-003 must be available to attend all meeting dates below for guest speaker presentations:

  1. Weds, 9/12, 7-8:30 pm
  2. Weds, 9/26, 7-8:30 pm
  3. Weds, 10/10, 7-8:30 pm
  4. Weds, 10/24, 7-8:30 pm
  5. Weds, 11/14, 7-8:30 pm

Intended Audience:

First year students.

PSYCH 121 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Natural Science
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Note: Psych 121-002 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator located at the Church St., Psych side entrance of East Hall to floor "4M".
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Note: Psych 121-006 Topic Title: Thinking
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