Brian

Dept:
Arts, Humanities & Social Sci
Title:
FTF PSYCHOLOGY
Address:
9600 College Way N
Email:
Brian.Holt@seattlecolleges.edu
Campus:
North Seattle College
Mailstop:
3NC2312
Phone:
206/934-4513
Hours:
M=10-11, 12:30-2; W= 10-12:30; Though more likely all by appointment

Courses

  • Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 220
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: MW
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM
  • End Time: 12:50 PM
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room: VIRT
  • Section: V5
  • Class#: 8645
  • Course Title: General Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 100
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: MW
  • Start Time: 09:00 AM
  • End Time: 09:50 AM
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room: VIRT
  • Section: V2
  • Class#: 8638
  • Course Title: General Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 100
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: ARR
  • Start Time: ARR
  • End Time: ARR
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room:
  • Section: D3
  • Class#: 8642
  • Course Title: General Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 100
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: TTH
  • Start Time: 09:00 AM
  • End Time: 09:50 AM
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room: VIRT
  • Section: V2
  • Class#: 19719
  • Course Title: General Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 100
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: ARR
  • Start Time: ARR
  • End Time: ARR
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room:
  • Section: D1
  • Class#: 19726
  • Course Title: Lifespan Psychology
  • Subject: PSYC&
  • Catalog #: 200
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: TTH
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 10:50 AM
  • Building: Online (NSONL)
  • Room: VIRT
  • Section: V3
  • Class#: 21304

Personal Statement

March 30, 2021

Coronavirus update:

Classes are a 'go.'  But they have all (~99%) have been shifted to online.  This includes the classes I teach.  If the schedule says they meet in person, it's probably the case that they will not.  The exceptions have to do with some lab classes and some classes that require face to face (F2F) teaching for licensing purposes.  But these are a small minority of classes. 

Bottom line, Spring 2021 classes are still happening, they will just be online. 

When searching for psychology classes, be sure to search for both psych categories:  Regular "Psychology" and "Psychology CCN".  Yes, it's confusing but it is what it is. Here is a picture of what I mean...note the two psych categories..one with, and one without CCN:

screen capture of searching for psych classes



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my classes will be "virtual", which means there will be a zoom conference for some "lectures".  Courses with a section including a "V" means virtual.  "D" means 100% online. 

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Textbook information:  Most textbooks will be opensource meaning that they are  free to download.

For general psychology  


For Lifespan Developmental Psychology

For Abnormal Psychology:

For Research Methods: 

  • Research Methods in Psychology, 4th edition
    Authors: Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Carrie Cuttler, and Dana C. Leighton
    Publication date:2020
    URL = https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/psychmethods4e/
     
  • Note that there is also a required book for Research Methods that is not open source: 
    The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition | Edition: 4
    Author: Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams
    ISBN: 9780226239736
    Publication Date: 10/28/2016

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Please make sure the college has a usable email address

I will frequently contact you through your email address that you gave to the registrar when you registered for class. 

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Regarding my courses, just a brief statement:

I teach the following courses at North Seattle:  General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Research Methods, Statistics, and Lifespan Psychology.

Psychology courses offered at North Seattle College

The courses offered in psychology can be found here: https://mynorth.seattlecolleges.edu/


*You must check with NSC Advisors to confirm that these courses in fact transfer directly!

Note to those seeking advice on performing research while at North Seattle  College:

Go here:  http://projects.northseattle.edu/humansubjects/index.htm

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How to contact instructors:

Students sometimes want to add a course but they don't yet have a prerequisite, or their official transcripts have not yet been evaluated by the college. This will prevent you from adding some psychology classes.

The best thing you can do is get your transcripts evaluated; once the school has established that you meet prereqs, you should be able to add easily.

However, sometimes this process takes too long and you may need to contact your instructor.  

You can find the email of your instructor in the course catalog found here:   https://mynorth.seattlecolleges.edu/  --go to your class of interest and click on it, you should see the instructor’s name.  If you click on that, you’ll see their “instructor page” which should have their email address.

If there's no instructor named in the course catalog, often denoted by the name "staff”, you'll want to contact the program coordinator for the Department. If this is your situation, search for the Department here: https://northseattle.edu/search-north-seattle.  So, for example, type in sociology.  One of the returned links should take you to the departmental page and on that page you'll be able to see the program coordinator and their email.

If you are interested in adding a psychology class but for some reason need instruction permission or an add code, it will help your instructors if you provide the following information:

  • Your name as the College registration has it
  • Your North Seattle College student ID number
  • A nice simple salutation introducing yourself and a brief explanation for your email
  • A more detailed explanation of your needs.  It should also include which class you would like to add.
    • **important:  Include the course identification number, or at least the course title and the days and times of the week it meets. 
      • This information is useful because faculty will often teach several sections of the same title.  Being specific about the class will reduce confusion and time.
  • A copy of your unofficial transcripts, if possible
    • If your registration name is different from your transcripts, a brief explanation for the discrepancy is helpful.

I very rarely give out Add codes for English 101, so please take English 101 before trying to enroll into Psych 100.  If you have finished English 101 in the past 10 years, have your official transcripts sent to the registrar here on campus--once done, they will let you in.  

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Degrees & Certificates

MA