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Psychology 100
Always enter the course through this page


This page is the gateway to the Introductory Psychology course offered in the Department of Psychology at Saint Joseph's University. The course resources were developed by Dr. Philip Schatz, and originally designed and created by Dr. Alistair Fraser.

If you would like to use these materials, it is appropriate to send a letter of inquiry. Conditions for the use of this material are discussed on the Copyright & permission page in the Formalities part of the Introduction section of the course. At present, the course is in the early stages of development with only a portion of the eventual materials in place.

It is unwise to enter the course unless you have the proper browser and plugins (see below), for without them some of the course resources may be absent. Further, it would be best to be operating on a machine which displays at least 256 (8-bit) colors and preferably thousands of (16-bit) colors and has about 16 Mb (preferably much more) of free RAM (memory beyond that required by the system and other programs). Some of the graphic resources are fairly large and will take some time to download on a slow link. For study purposes this is not much of an issue, but for presentation, a high-speed Internet connection is certainly desirable.

This course material is designed to be used both by the instructor (in the classroom) and by the student (in the dormitory room). To facilitate classroom presentation, a new browser interface has been built. When you enter the course (the black and white button below), the window is replaced with another one containing new controls along the bottom rather than the standard controls across the top.

If you have the proper browser installed, its preferences set correctly, and have the necessary plugins installed (see below), should you click on the image to the left and enter the course.

Prerequisites to viewing this course material

This course should run on IE, Netscape, Safari, etc
You must have the appropriate plugins to show QuickTime. It may have been installed automatically with your browser.
Remember: For the QuickTime plugin to work, you must also have (the appropriate version of) QuickTime, itself, installed on your machine. It is available at the same place.
If you are not running the Shockwave plugin, get and install it.
If you had installed the Shockwave plugin a few months ago, it is worth bringing in a updated version.

Setup guide for various machines

It is necessary to have both JavaScript and Java enabled. This is accomplished by choosing the menu item Edit > Preferences... and then, under Category, choosing Advanced. Make sure there is an x in the box to the left of 1) Automatically load images, 2) Enable JavaScript, 3) Enable Java.

Mac This material was developed on a Mac, so it is likely that it will also look best on that machine. Font sizes may matter where the layout is fairly tight. The proportional font used was Times 12, and the fixed font was Courier 10. These can be set in the Font section of the General Preferences.

On a Mac, you should increase the memory allocated to your browser to at least 12. As a rule, give it as much memory as you can allow.

Windows It may be necessary to change font size to view these pages properly. If text extends below the bottom of the page, font size will need to be reduced. Times New Roman size 9 or lower is recommended.

Once again, some 14 or so Mb of memory should be available for the program.

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