Final Exam Information

The final exam is non-cumulative and the format is the same as the others: 50 multiple choice questions, roughly 1/2 based on readings and 1/2 based on lectures. It will count for 1/3 of your grade (all exams are weighted equally). We are officially given 2.5 hours, but it will not take any of you this long!

Time/Location. Thursday, December 19, 7:00-9:30 pm in Barton Hall.

The final exam covers the following material: 


  • Michael Goldstein Guest Lecture
  • Emotion, Pt. 3
  • Sex, Pt. 1 & 2
  • Health Psychology
  • Tom Gilovich Guest Lecture
  • Social Psychology: Two Big Ideas
  • Milgram Film
  • Harry Segal Guest Lecture
  • Happiness Pt. 1 & 2
  • Personality
  • Culture
  • Superstition & Supernatural Beliefs
  • Wrap-up

Reading Selection

  • Norton Reader Selection from The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris (pp. 291-303)

Texbook Chapters

  • Chapter 11 (Health and Well-Being)
  • Chapter 12 (Social Psychology)
  • Chapter 13 (Personality) 
  • Chapter 14-15 (Disorders of Mind and Body/Treating Disorders)

A note about make-up exams 

We have been given an unfortunately late exam date. However, we cannot accommodate last-minute appeals for a make-up exam based on the inconvenience of traveling late (or of having scheduled travel plans without looking at the schedule). The finals schedule has been posted since the beginning of the semester, and it is the responsibility of the student (and professor) to ensure that they are on campus until their last final, or to make arrangements well in advance if you know it will be physically impossible to be there.

Unless you have already made accommodations with me or Cindy Durbin, you are required by school policy to take the exam on Thursday evening. Email Cindy Durbin ( if you feel as if you meet the conditions for truly extenuating circumstances.