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PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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The Nature-Nurture Question

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August 25 Introduction
August 27 Methods of Science

Why Science? ; Essay; Astrology career decisions




August 30 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Thinking Like a Scientist

Assignment 1

Sept 1 Methods of Science

Assignment 2

Research Designs

Sept 3 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...




Sept 6 NO CLASS - LABOR DAY


Sept 8 Methods of Science

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...


Sept 10 Methods of Science

Paper 1 due




Sept 13
Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Buying behavior as...

Sept 15 Methods of Science

Assignment 6

Sept 17 Scientific Ways of Knowing




Sept 20 EXAM 1

Sept 22 Brain and Behavior

Psychophysiological Measures

Neurons

Assignment 7

Sept 24 Brain and Behavior

The Brain and Nervous System

Article: Is television traumatic...


 

Sept 27 Brain and Behavior

Sleep learning gets real

Sleep and social processes

Assignment 9

Sept 29
Brain and Behavior

Psychopharmacology

Paper 2 due

 

Oct 1 Brain and Behavior

Article: Are pets a healthy...




Oct 4 Nature and Nurture

 

The Nature-Nurture Question


Oct 6 Nature and Nurture

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

Oct 8 Nature and Nurture





Oct 11 Nature and Nurture

Oct 13 Sensation and Perception


Vision


Oct 15
Sensation and Perception

States of Consciousness

Article: Try it, you'll...




Oct 18 NO CLASS - FALL BREAK

Oct 20 EXAM 2

Oct 22 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

Assignment 13




Oct 25 Learning

Assignment 14

Oct 27 Learning

Optimizing learning in college

Oct 29 Memory

Memory




Nov 1 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Article: The Scooter Libby effect

Assignment 15

Nov 3 Memory

Failures of Awareness

The Unconscious

Nov 5 Memory

Memory Biases

Paper 3 due

     
Nov 8 Memory

Who is the better eyewitness?

Nov 10
Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia

Article: Believing is seeing...

Assignment 16

Nov 12 EXAM 3

 

     
Nov 15 Personality

Personality Trait

Nov 17 Personality

The Psychodynamic Perspective

 

Nov 19 Psychological Disorders History of Mental Illness
     
Nov 22 Psychological Disorders

Anxiety and Related Disorders

 

Nov 24 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

 

Noc 26 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

     
Nov 29 Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

 

Dec 1
Psychological Disorders
Successful psychopathy

Dec 3
Therapy

Therapeutic Orientations

Article: First impressions...

     
Dec 6 Therapy

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

Dec 8 Therapy Feelings into words...
Dec 10 Review Assignment 18
     
Dec 13

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

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

 
Dec 15    
Dec 17    
     

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