Accessing Your Course
Canvas (by Instructure)
Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
- Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be
able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
Success in this course mandates that you thoroughly read the text, ask questions about the concepts, answer questions on the discussion board and discuss textbook concepts and examples with the class. You need to make discussion board postings on a WEEKLY basis.
This is a survey class so we will cover a lot of material, however you are never alone in the learning endeavor. You will quickly discover that our online Introduction to Psychology class is a supportive community in which classmates assist one another. Further, I will guide you and convey specific instructions and expectations for successfully mastering this course.
Most students find the material both helpful and extremely interesting. You may even find yourself having fun while learning!
Specifically, this course will cover the following topics: The Science of Psychology, Research Methodology, Critical Thinking, Personality & Development, Biology of Behavior, Consciousness, Perception, Cognition & Memory, Learning, Sociocultural Similarities & Differences, Psychological Disorders & Therapies, Coping, Emotions, and Motivation. Although the textbook also covers sensation, we will NOT cover sensation.
This course demands that you be self-disciplined and achieve DAILY study goals. Success in this course is gained via studying everyday and CREATING examples of concepts, rather than simple memorization. The exams are, mostly, application of concepts so begin by knowing concepts inside and out but expand on this knowledge with examples (feel free to do this on the discussion board). Not making your studying a PRIORITY leads to a situation where you keep thinking you'll catch up, but rarely is that the case.
You are always free to visit one of my face to face Introduction to Psychology courses to reinforce the material you are learning - this is an OPTION. I am here to HELP you but the ultimate responsibility of course success lay in your court. That being said, if you do the work, stay engaged, and continually study you'll get a lot from this course, including (but not limited to) a grade that reflects your effort & knowledge.
WELCOME - IT WILL BE GREAT GETTING TO KNOW YOU THROUGH DISCUSSION POSTINGS!