Introduction to Psychology course

Teaching Psychology at Minnesota
Richard M. Elliott prepared this document in 1927 describing teaching at Minnesota. It apparently was to be a talk delivered at the Columbia University summer school seminar in teaching psychology in colleges and universities. One outcome of the seminar was agreement as to what the introductory course should include. 

Brief History of Introduction to Psychology course at Minnesota
The introductory course has been a central part of the Department’s curriculum since its founding.  

W.S. Foster and Introductory Psychology’s First Laboratory Manual
When R.M. Elliott became Department Chair in 1919, William S. Foster joined him at Minnesota as one of a core group of faculty that also included Mabel Fernald, Karl Lashley, and Herbert Woodrow. Foster shared Elliott’s belief that introductory psychology students needed a grounding in psychological research and his 1923 book was integral to that goal. Foster and his wife, also a University of Minnesota professor, both died early deaths. This entry contains a review of the book and Elliott’s memorialization of the Fosters. 

Introduction to Psychology Films.
The faculty lectures were delivered through film in two versions (see Brief History above).

1972 Version:

[Intro] This video segment was apparently filmed in the old Elliott Hall. It features the three-course instructors—Kenneth MacCorquodale, David LaBerge, and James Jenkins. 

[MacCorquodale] This video segment featuring MacCorquodale was filmed at least in part in his office in the remodeled Minnesota Department of Health building (currently Elliott Hall South) that had been remodeled for the Psychology Department before the old Elliott Hall was demolished and during the construction of Elliott Hall North.

[LaBerge] This segment is LaBerge’s first lecture in the course. 

[Jenkins] This segment features one of Jenkins’ lectures.

1980 Version (Introductions):

[Intro]  Course introduction by Jenkins.

[Burkhardt] Dwight Burkhardt.

[Fox] Bill Fox. 

[Jenkins] James Jenkins.

[Kendall] Phil Kendall.

[Weiss] David Weiss.

[Conclusion] Conclusion to the introductory lecture by Jenkins.