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PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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August 19 Introduction
 
August 21 Methods of Science Why Science? ; Essay: Astrology career decisions

 

August 23 Ways of Knowing

Thinking Like a Scientist; Assignment 1

 





August 26 Methods of Science

Research Designs

Assignment 2


August 28 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Does drinking promote...

 

August 30 Methods of Science

Autism

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...

 




Sept 2 NO CLASS: LABOR DAY



Sept 4 Methods of Science

Article: Buying behavior as...


 
Sept 6 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Paper 1 due

 




 

Sept 9
Methods of Science

Assignment 6

 

Sept 11 EXAM 1


 

Sept 13 Brain and Behavior

Neurons

Assignment 7






Sept 16 Brain and Behavior

The Brain and Nervous System

Psychophysiological Measures


Sept 18 Brain and Behavior

 

Article: Is television traumatic...

Sleeping in a brave new world

The social side of sleep

 


Sept 20 Brain and Behavior

States of Consciousness

Assignment 9



 


Sept 23 Brain and Behavior

 

Psychopharmacology


Sept 25
Nature and Nurture

Paper 2 due

 

Sept 27 Nature and Nurture

Article: Are pets a healthy...






Sept 30 Nature and Nurture

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

Pupillary contagion in infancy


 

Oct 2 Sensation and Perception

Article: Try it, you'll...

Vision

 

Oct 4 Sensation and Perception

Failures of Awareness


 




Oct 7 Sensation and Perception

Assignment 13

 


Oct 9 EXAM 2



Oct 11
Learning

Conditioning and Learning






Oct 14 NO CLASS: FALL BREAK

 

 

Oct 16 Learning

 

 


Oct 18 Learning

Assignment 14






Oct 21 Learning

 

Oct 23 Memory

Memory


 

Oxr 25 Memory

Optimizing learning in college





Oct 28 Memory Categories and Concepts  
Oct 30 Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia

Article: The Scooter Libby effect

 
Nov 1 Memory Biases

Memory Biases

Article: Believing is seeing...

 
       
Nov 4 The Unconscious The Unconscious  
Nov 6
EXAM 3
   
Nov 8 Personality    
       
Nov 11 Personality

Personality Traits

Article: First impressions...

 
Nov 13 Personality The Psychodynamic Perspective  
Nov 15 Psychological Disorders History of Mental Illness  
       
Nov 18 Psychological Disorders

Anxiety and Related Disorders

The effect of physical cleaning on threatened morality in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder

 
Nov 20 Psychological Disorders

Paper 3 due

Mood Disorders

 
Noc 22 Psychological Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Successful psychopathy

 
       
Nov 25 Therapy

Therapeutic Orientations

Acetaminophen reduces distress in ...

 
Nov 27
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving
   
Nov 29
NO CLASS: Thanksgiving
   
       
Dec 2 Therapy

Feelings into words...

Accommodation in youths' mental health

 
Dec 4 Therapy Assignment 18  
Dec 6

Section 1: EXAM 4 -- 8:00-10:00am

Section 4: EXAM 4 -- 1:30-3:30pm

   
       
       

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