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Psychology 381: Principles of Learning, Section B1

Winter 2014, Tuesday & Thursday 14:00-15:20 TL B2


Instructor: Dr. Christopher B. Sturdy (
: BS P441
Office Hours
: W 13:30-14:30 or by appointment

Teaching Assistants: Allison Hahn, Office: BS-P539, e-mail:; Office Hours: T 12:00-13:00 or by appointment

Student Responsibilities

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: ‘The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.  Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect.  Students are particularly urged to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student Behaviour (online at and avoid any behaviour which could potentially result in suspicions of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an offence.  Academic dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the University.’

All forms of dishonesty are unacceptable at the University.  Any offense will be reported to the Senior Associate Dean of Science who will determine the disciplinary action to be taken. Cheating, plagiarism and misrepresentation of facts are serious offenses.  Anyone who engages in these practices will receive at minimum a grade of zero for the exam or paper in question and no opportunity will be given to replace the grade or redistribute the weights.  As well, in the Faculty of Science the sanction for cheating on any examination will include a disciplinary failing grade (no exceptions) and senior students should expect a period of suspension or expulsion from the University of Alberta  

EXAMS: Students will not be allowed to begin an examination after it has been in progress for 30 minutes or if a student has handed in their exam, whichever occurs first. Students must remain in the exam room until at least 30 minutes has elapsed. Electronic equipment cannot be brought into examination rooms and hats should not be worn.

CELL PHONES:  Cell phones are to be turned off during lectures, labs and seminars.  Cell phones are not to be brought to exams.  

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Students who require accommodation in this course due to a disability are advised to discuss their needs with Specialized Support & Disability Services (2-800 Students’ Union Building). 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTRE:  Students who require additional help in developing strategies for better time management, study skills or examination skills should contact the Academic Support Centre (2-703 Students’ Union Building). 

Policy about course outlines can be found in §23.4(2) of the University Calendar. 

Note: Recording is permitted only with the prior written consent of the professor or if recording is part of an approved accommodation plan.


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