Students explore selected topics in contemporary psychology, including the history of
psychology, methodology, heredity and learning, physiology and neuropsychology, consciousness,
sensation and perception, learning, and memory.
- Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
- Describe how psychological ideas and knowledge apply to everyday life.
- Demonstrate scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills for different purposes.
- Demonstrate how sociocultural factors relate to scientific inquiry into psychological
Unit 1: An Invitation to Psychology
Unit 2: Biological Processes
Unit 3: States of Being
Unit 4: Learning and Memory
Required text and materials
The following Open Education Resources (OER) textbook is required for this course:
- Walters, S. (2020). Psychology (1st Canadian Ed.). Thompson Rivers University.
The textbook for this course is offered for free online at the TRU Pressbooks website. You can read it in your
Internet browser window, download it in a number of e-book file formats, or print it from PDF if
Print students will require computer with internet access to download the OER textbook.
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1 – An Invitation to Psychology
|Assignment 2 – Biological Processes
|Assignment 3 – States of Being
|Assignment 4 – Learning and Memory
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.