Course Schedule
PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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Sept 10
Introduction

Sept 12 Methods of Science Why Science?; Essay

 

Quiz: Can you tell the different between fact and opinion?

Sept 14
Ways of Knowing

Good Friday Assignment (ignore)

Research Designs ; Assignment 1


Correlation coefficients

"Guess the correlation" game





Sept 17 Methods of Science

Assignment 2


Confounding variables
Operational definitions
Operational definitions


Sept 19 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...


ESP trick

Sept 21 Methods of Science

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...





Sept 24 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Paper 1 due

 


Sept 26 Methods of Science

 

Article: Buying behavior as...



Compare brains
Test your reaction time
Probe the motor cortex
Tour of the brain

Sept 28
Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Face structure...




 

Oct 1
EXAM 1

Neurons

Oct 3 Neuroscience and Behavior

The Brain

Assignment 7

Oct 5 Neuroscience and Behavior

Psychophysiological Measures

Psychopharmacology

Article: Is television traumatic...

 





Oct 8 Nature and Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Question

Assignment 9

Oct 10 Nature and Nurture

Paper 2 due


Consciousness

Illusions
Blind spots

Flip it
Cafe Wall illusion


Oct 12 Sensation and Perception

Vision

Article: Try it, you'll...


Speed tracking




Oct 15
Sensation and Perception
The Unconscious
Oct 17
EXAM 2

Oct 19 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

Article: Are pets a healthy...






Oct 22 Learning

Article: The impact of pets on human health...


Try it: Driving while texting

Oct 24 Memory

 

Memory

Assignment 13


Oct 26 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Article: The Scooter Libby effect





Oct 29 Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia


Oct 31
Memory

Optimizing learning in college

Article: Believing is seeing...

 
Nov 2
EXAM 3






Nov 5 Personality

 

 

Personality Traits

 

Nov 7 Personality

Paper 3 due

The Psychodynamic Perspective

Article: First impressions...


Nov 9 Psychological Disorders

History of Mental Illness

Anxiety and Related Disorders






Nov 12 Psychological Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

 

Nov 14 Therapy

Therapeutic Orientations

Feelings into words...

Assignment 17

 

 

 

Nov 16 Therapy

 

Assignment 18





Nov 19

EXAM 4

Section 1: 7:30-9:30am

Section 3: 3:30-5:30 pm


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