Course Schedule
PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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DATES TOPICS READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS OPTIONAL RESOURCES




Sept 10
Introduction

 
Sept 12 Methods of Science Why Science? ; Essay

 

Sept 14
Ways of Knowing

Good Friday Assignment (ignore)

Research Designs ; Assignment 1

 





Sept 17 Methods of Science

Assignment 2


Sept 19 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...

 

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...


 
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

 


Oct 12 Sensation and Perception

Vision

Article: Try it, you'll...


 


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...


 

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 Psychological Disorders

Therapeutic Orientations


Assignment 17

Feelings into words...

 

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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