Course Schedule
PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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DATES TOPICS READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS OPTIONAL RESOURCES




Mar 26
Introduction

Mar 28 Methods of Science Why Science?; Essay


Faulty thinking

Mar 30
NO CLASS -- GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday Assignment (due Monday)


Correlation coefficients
Type of correlation?

"Guess the correlation" game





Apr 2 Methods of Science

Research Designs ; Assignment 1


Confounding variables
Operational definitions
Operational definitions


Apr 4 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Assignment 2

Jumping to conclusions
ESP trick

Apr 6 Methods of Science

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...





Apr 9 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Paper 1 due

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...


Apr 11 Methods of Science

Article: Buying behavior as...



Compare brains
Test your reaction time
Test a split-brain patient

Probe the motor cortex
Tour of the brain

Apr 13
Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Face structure...




 

Apr 16
EXAM 1

Neurons

Apr 18 Neuroscience and Behavior

The Brain

Assignment 7

Apr 20 Neuroscience and Behavior

Psychophysiological Measures

Psychopharmacology

Article: Is television traumatic...

 





Apr 23 Nature and Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Question

Assignment 9

Apr 25 Nature and Nurture

Paper 2 due


Consciousness

Illusions
Blind spots
Mental rotation

Flip it
Cafe Wall illusion


Apr 27 Sensation and Perception

Vision

Article: Try it, you'll...


Speed tracking




Apr 30
Sensation and Perception
The Unconscious
May 2
EXAM 2


Train Pavlov's Dog; or here
Train Skinner's Pigeon

May 4 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

Article: Are pets a healthy...






May 7 Learning

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


Try it: Driving while texting

May 9 Memory

 

Memory

Assignment 13


May 11 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Article: The Scooter Libby effect





May 14 Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia


May 16
Memory

Optimizing learning in college

Article: Believing is seeing...

 
May 18
EXAM 3






May 21 Personality

 

Paper 3 due

Personality Traits

 

May 23 Personality

The Psychodynamic Perspective

Article: First impressions...


May 25 Psychological Disorders

History of Mental Illness

Anxiety and Related Disorders






May 28 MEMORIAL DAY -- NO CLASS

 

May 30 Therapy

Therapeutic Orientations

Feelings into words...

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Assignment 17

 

 

 

June 1 Therapy

 

Assignment 18





June 4

EXAM 4

Section 1: 7:30-9:30am

Section 2: 3:30-5:30 pm


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