W. Keith Pannell, M.A.

 Professor of Psychology

Faculty Coordinator for Psychology at VV campus

  Keith Pannell

Hello, welcome to my virtual home away from the office. Here is where you will find my history, and some simple descriptions of the courses I am currently teaching along with The syllabi that I use. You may find homework to download, and good examples of assignments that you will be completing. This website is still undergoing changes, so please bear with me.

Office Hours

Monday:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 – 11:00 am

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Wednesday:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 – 11:00 am

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Friday:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm

 

  

 Institutional Review Board

I currently serve as chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  It is our mission to insure that any research performed at EPCC is conforming with principles outlined by the federal government to protect any and all human subjects.  Click here see EPCC's general procedure for handling research dealing with human subjects.  If you have a proposal in mind and wish to submit it to EPCC's Research and Development department, here is the IRB application form.

 

 

 PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

Welcome to Psychology.  This course is a wide overview of the field of Psychology.  We will delve into the history of the field.  Where did it begin, how did it grow, and where is it today.  The many sub-fields found in Psychology will be addressed throughout the semester.  If this is an area you would like to explore, you may want to see my syllabus to see the general way the course is run.
 

 

 PSYC 2317 Statistics and Research Design

Now here is the class that "scares" the majority of students.  Don't let that happen to you!  This course is designed to be an introduction to the field of statistics and an introduction to research.  You will learn some of the basics found in both areas.  How to collect respectable data, how to organize the data, how to work with the numbers to find answers to your questions that led to do the research in the first place.  There is a math requirement for this course, but the mathematic functions we work with are truly basic.  You may hate the idea of this course, but you will learn and "love" it!  My syllabus will give you an idea of what is in store for you.

 

 

 PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality

Here is the class that many people think they don't need to take because they "know all about sex". They don't. We explore many elements of sexuality using evidence provided via scientific research. Physiology, Development, Social influence, Legal issues, Problems, and Extremes are among the topics, to name a few. As you can see from my syllabus, there is much to learn.

 

 PSYC 2371 Abnormal Psychology

Welcome to the world of Clinical Psychology.  This course will take you on a tour of Abnormal Psychology.  We will discuss the many types of what our society calls "mental illness".  We will explore such psychological disorders as: Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, types of Schizophrenia, and others.  I will expect students to prepare and offer a presentation to the class introducing us to issues concerning these disorders.  The presentation topics are vast and will be selected by students, not assigned by me.  To get a more detailed look at this course, you may visit my syllabus.