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Welcome to the Psychology Learning Center Web Site


COURSE INFORMATION (syllabus) for PSY 101


The Psychology Learning Center is located in Room 11-110 at Brighton (inside the Electronic Learning Center: see the slideshow on the "location and hours" page), and inside the Learning Commons at the Downtown Campus. The Psychology Learning Center provides a system of learning aids, tests, tutors, and other professional support designed to help Introductory Psychology students at MCC succeed in their course.

Studying human behavior, mental processes, and all the factors that contribute to these is absolutely fascinating, but studying it through the systematic approach of science is often more challenging than expected. We've created the Psychology Learning Center and the structured approach to this course to help you learn as much as possible about the science of psychology while you're in the course. See the links at left for information about the Learning Center and PSY 101 in general.

PSY 101 Textbook and MyPsychLab: see the syllabus for detailed information. Fall 2016 began use of a new textbook. The 2017-2018 textbook is a custom edition of Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding ISBN = 9781323425046. It includes access to MyPsychLab, which you can use for practice quizzing, videos, and audio book access. (If you buy a similar book cheaper, or a used book, you will not have access to MyPsychLab.) You can purchase online-only access through the MyPsychLab website, which will give you access to the online textbook and all MyPsychLab materials, but not a physical, paper version of the book.

See the MyPsychLab info page for details about MyLabs login procedures and navigation.

MyPsychLab: You can log in directly to MyLabsPlus for access to MyPsychLab. Or...

Blackboard: You can use Blackboard to get to the MyPsychLab site. Access through MyMCC or through the Blackboard login page. In the testing center, you will need to log into Blackboard to take your unit tests.


PRACTICE TESTS: You can access a set of practice tests at computers in the Psychology Learning Center (the desktop icon "Practice Tests" in the Psychology Learning Center at Brighton or any of the computers in the Learning Commons downtown). The questions in these practice tests are taken directly from our official test bank. The quizzes in MyPsychLab are also for practice, but are not questions in our official test bank.


PSY 101 faculty: Reviewing student tests is now done through Blackboard. Log into the Psychology-101 Testing course to find all student tests. (If you are using an Internet Explorer browser, and are logged in on campus with your faculty ID, you can access the Faculty FAQ and the older Instructor Info Manual, which are on the M-drive following the path "Offices" → "Academic Services" → "Divisions" → "Liberal Arts" → "Psychology" → "Learning Center" → "LC Faculty Info" → "Instructor Info Manual & FAQs," and which contain detailed information about the operation of PSY 101, including current policies. However, it has not been updated to refer to the Blackboard testing system or MyLabs.)



Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

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