PSYC 1101
Fundamentals of Psychology
3 Semester Hours

Dewar College of Education
Valdosta State University
Department of Psychology and Counseling
Conceptual Framework: Guiding Principles (DEPOSITS)
(adapted from the Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program Accomplished Teacher Framework)

Dispositions Principle: Productive dispositions positively affect learners, professional growth, and the learning environment.

Equity Principle: All learners deserve high expectations and support.

Process Principle: Learning is a lifelong process of development and growth.

Ownership Principle: Professionals are committed to and assume responsibility for the future of their disciplines.

Support Principle: Successful engagement in the process of learning requires collaboration among multiple partners.

Impact Principle: Effective practice yields evidence of learning.

Technology Principle: Technology facilitates teaching, learning, community-building, and resource acquisition.

Standards Principle: Evidence-based standards systematically guide professional preparation and development.

Feldman, R. (2013). Understanding Psychology (11th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Bookstore Price: $188.90. The book comes packaged with access to Connect at no extra charge. Students are required to have access to Connect, a learning platform associated with the text. All tests and quizzes will be given in Connect so you must have access in order to take the tests.

A general survey course designed to introduce the student to the fundamental methods and content of contemporary psychology. PSYC 1101 is required of all psychology majors.


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