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PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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The Nature-Nurture Question

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January 10 Introduction  
January 12 Scientific Ways of Knowing
Why Science? ; Essay; Astrology career decisions
January 14 Methods of Science

Thinking Like a Scientist

Assignment 1




January 17 NO CLASS - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY

January 19 Methods of Science

Assignment 2

Research Designs

January 21 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...




January 24 Methods of Science


January 26 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...


January 28 Methods of Science

Paper 1 due




January 31
Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Buying behavior as...

February 2 Methods of Science


February 4 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Assignment 6




February 7 EXAM 1

February 9 Brain and Behavior

Psychophysiological Measures

Neurons

Assignment 7

February 11 Brain and Behavior

The Brain and Nervous System

Article: Is television traumatic...


 

February 14 Brain and Behavior

Sleep learning gets real

Sleep and social processes

Assignment 9

February 16
Brain and Behavior

Psychopharmacology

Paper 2 due

 

February 18 Brain and Behavior

Article: Are pets a healthy...




February 21 Nature and Nurture

 

The Nature-Nurture Question


February 23 Nature and Nurture

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

February 25 Nature and Nurture





February 28 Nature and Nurture

March 2 Sensation and Perception


Vision


March 4
Sensation and Perception

States of Consciousness

Article: Try it, you'll...




March 7 EXAM 2

March 9 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

March 11 Learning

Assignment 13




March 14 SPRING BREAK

March 16 SPRING BREAK

March 18 SPRING BREAK




March 21 Learning

Memory

Optimizing learning in college

Assignment 14

March 23 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Article: The Scooter Libby effect

Assignment 15

March 25 Memory

Failures of Awareness

The Unconscious

     
March 28 Memory

Who is the better eyewitness?

Memory Biases

March 30
Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia

Article: Believing is seeing...

Assignment 16

April 1 Memory

Paper 3 due

     
April 4 EXAM 3

April 6 Personality Personality Traits
April 8 Personality The Psychodynamic Perspective
     
April 11 Personality

 

April 13 Psychological Disorders

History of Mental Illness

April 15 Psychological Disorders

Anxiety and Related Disorders

     
April 18 Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

 

April 20
Psychological Disorders
Successful psychopathy

April 22
Therapy

Therapeutic Orientations

Article: First impressions...

     
April 25 Therapy

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

April 27 Therapy Feelings into words...
April 29 Review Assignment 18
     
May 2

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

 
May 4    
May 6    
     

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