Course Description

General Psychology, PSYCH W1

Introduction to the principal areas, problems, and concepts of psychology.

Key Information

Credit: 4.5 quarter units / 3 semester units credit
UC Berkeley, Psychology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
General Education: Fulfills College of Letters and Science Social & Behavioral Sciences Breadth
Major Preparation: Pre-major credit - Social & Behavioral Sciences

UC Davis:
General Education: SS.
Course Equivalence: UCD PSC 001

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: PSCI 9

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Science Majors
Course Equivalence: Psychology 10

UC Merced:
Course Equivalence: PSY 001 Introduction to Psychology

UC Riverside:
Course Equivalence: PSYC 002

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 course Social Analysis GE, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Revelle - 1 Social Science; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; Muir:1 course in a matching Social Science theme in "Mind and Cognition".
Major Requirement: Psychology majors
Course Equivalence: UCSD PSYC 1

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area D - Social Science
Course Equivalence: UCSB PSY 1

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-H
Course Equivalence: Psyc 1

Prerequisites

PSYCH W1 Anti-Requisite

Course Fees

Students must purchase the ZAPS software, and course textbook.

More About The Course

The instruction for the course is asynchronous, but there are scheduled assignments and exams, so students must begin at the start of the scheduled semester.

Course Creators

Christopher Gade
Chris Gade is a Berkeley PhD who has a great deal of experience teaching Introductory Psychology. Chris Gade is a Berkeley PhD who has a great deal of experience teaching Introductory Psychology.
John F. Kihlstrom
John F. Kihlstrom is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at UC Berkeley. He received his BA degree from Colgate University in 1970, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He previously taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Yale. Prof. Kihlstrom identifies himself as a cognitive social psychologist with clinical training and interests. His research interests include unconscious mental life, memory, and social cognition, He is best known for his research on hypnosis. Kihlstrom has served on a number of advisory committees for the National Institute of Mental Health, and was editor of Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Prof. Kihlstrom has been teaching the introductory course for over 30 years. It is his favorite course. He has organized the course not just to serve the needs of prospective psychology majors, but also to serve the purposes of general education in the liberal arts. In addition to his lectures, Kihlstrom maintains a set of Lecture Supplements for the course, which constitutes an online textbook. In addition to the introductory course, he teaches upper-division undergraduate courses on "Scientific Approaches to Consciousness" and"Social Cognition". John F. Kihlstrom is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at UC Berkeley. He received his BA degree from Colgate University in 1970, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He previously taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Yale. Prof. Kihlstrom identifies himself as a cognitive social ...

John F. Kihlstrom is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at UC Berkeley. He received his BA degree from Colgate University in 1970, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He previously taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Yale. Prof. Kihlstrom identifies himself as a cognitive social psychologist with clinical training and interests. His research interests include unconscious mental life, memory, and social cognition, He is best known for his research on hypnosis. Kihlstrom has served on a number of advisory committees for the National Institute of Mental Health, and was editor of Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Prof. Kihlstrom has been teaching the introductory course for over 30 years. It is his favorite course. He has organized the course not just to serve the needs of prospective psychology majors, but also to serve the purposes of general education in the liberal arts. In addition to his lectures, Kihlstrom maintains a set of Lecture Supplements for the course, which constitutes an online textbook. In addition to the introductory course, he teaches upper-division undergraduate courses on "Scientific Approaches to Consciousness" and"Social Cognition".

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