Course Syllabus




Professor Contact Information

Name: Dr. J. Davis Mannino


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Syllabus - Summer, 2023

Welcome to the Syllabus page for Canvas Online Psych 1A, Sections 8089 & 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.

Home Page

Course Home Page - This page is the "Home Page" also called the "Front Page." It provides a brief and quick overview of the course. Go here first when beginning your review and understanding of directions for this course. Welcome to the course. Now let's have some fun!

Course Description - Psych 1A - Sections 8089 & 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, 2023 - Sections 8089 & 8552- On the left side of this web page you will see 22 useful links. Not all will be used in this course.  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

Course Basics Online Psych 1A - Summer, 2023- 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.

Course Modules 

The following 15 modules comprise the entire course. During the Six-Week 2022 Summer Program, students must choose one out of three modules each week to complete --- for a total of five. 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.


New day

Mod #0: Course Check List

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Mod #1: Internet & Psych

O is for Occipital Lobe

Mod #2: Science & Psych

Oslo Science MuseumMod #3: Biology & Psych


Mod #4: Lifespan


Mod #5: The Senses 


Mod #6: Consciousness

Legal research

Mod #7: Learning & Memory


Mod #8: Cognition


Mod #9: Motivation-Emotion


Mod #10: Well-Being-Stress

Dethklok @ Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA (11/01/07) (40)Mod #11: Personality

SuicideMod #12: Intelligence

Keys to Happiness

Mod #13: Social Psychology

Heaven is a place on earthMod #14: Mental Health

DeathMod #15: Gender-Sexuality


Revised -  Dr. J. Davis Mannino - June 12, 2023 - 12:50 PM

Course Summary:

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