Professor Contact Information
Name: Dr. J. Davis Mannino
Office Telephone: 707- 524 -1742
Office 1544 - First Floor - Emeritus Hall- Santa Rosa Campus
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Syllabus - Summer, 2020
Welcome to the Syllabus page for Canvas Online Psych 1A, Sections 8444 & 8552. The syllabus page is like a car engine! Everything evolves around it. As a car would not work without an engine, so an online course would not work without a syllabus. In Canvas, a syllabus is always the most up-to-date component. This is because the syllabus page automatically updates whenever any changes are made anytime at the course website throughout the duration of this course.
The syllabus also provides a series of quick hyperlinks to other important sections of this course website.
Welcome and Overview - This page is the "Home Page" also called the "Front Page." It provides a brief and quick overview of the course.
Course Description - Psych 1A - Sections 8444 & 8552
This general Introduction to Psychology course involves the scientific study of key concepts and theories in the academic discipline of Psychology.
In recognition of our "global village" of multiculturalism, a major cultural and diversity component is woven into the entire course fabric.
Particular emphasis will be given to the following Psychology related topics: (1) Cyberspace, (2) Science, (3) Biology, (4) Lifespan, (5) Sensation and Perception, (6) Mind and Consciousness, (7) Learning and Memory, (8) Cognition and Learning, (9) Motivation and Emotion, (10) Stress, (11) Personality and Individuality, (12) Intelligence and Creativity, (13) Social Issues, (14) Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, and (15) Gender and Sexuality.
Calendar - Summer, 2020 - Sections 8444 & 8552- On the left side of this web page you will see 14 useful links. Further to the left of these links (in the gray area) you will find 6 Canvas operational links. The one marked Calendar has great importance and use. The course calendar provides you with a list of important due dates for (1) assignments, (2) exams, and (3) the course workbook project. You may also click on these due dates to preview more detail about each course requirement. This Calendar link in Canvas is always current as this page updates automatically anytime course changes are made throughout the duration of this course. Value it! Use it! You may also find a listing of all course assignments, requirements, and dates at the very end of this Syllabus.
Course Basics - Canvas Online Psych 1A - Summer, 2020 - Everything you want to know about this course --- workload, calendar, textbooks, grading policy, student needs, how to study, essay writing, workbook particulars, FAQs, resources, and a lot more.
The following 15 modules comprise the entire course. Modules are to be completed in sequence. Once inside a module be sure to also complete all tasks and assignments in sequence as well.
Before beginning any of the course modules --- be sure to complete all tasks --- in the section that precedes Module #1, called Module #0. That section precedes Module #1 and is entitled: Module #0: Things To Do Before Starting This Course! You may find this module below or by clicking on the "Modules" link in the "Navigational Toolbar" a the left of this course website.
At the end of the list of course modules below, you will find listed all course requirements and their deadlines by date.
Mod #13: Social Psychology
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
To add some comments, click the "Edit" link at the top.