Course Schedule
PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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March 25 Introduction
 
March 27 Methods of Science Why Science? ; Essay

 

March 29 Ways of Knowing

Good Friday Assignment (ignore)

Research Designs ; Assignment 1

 





April 1 Methods of Science

Assignment 2


April 3 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Autism

Article: Does drinking promote...

 

April 5 Methods of Science

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...

 




April 8 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Paper 1 due

 



April 10 Methods of Science

Article: Buying behavior as...


 
April 12 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Article: Face structure...

 




 

April 15
EXAM 1

Neurons

 

April 17 Neuroscience and Behavior

The Brain

Assignment 7

 

April 19 Neuroscience and Behavior

Psychophysiological Measures

Psychopharmacology

Article: Is television traumatic...






April 22 Nature and Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Question

Assignment 9


April 24 Nature and Nurture

Paper 2 due

Consciousness

 


April 26 Sensation and Perception

Vision

Article: Try it, you'll...


 


April 29 Sensation and Perception The Unconscious
May 1
EXAM 2

 

May 3 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

Article: Are pets a healthy...






May 6 Learning

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


 

May 8 Memory

Memory

Assignment 13

 

May 10 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Article: The Scooter Libby effect

 




May 13 Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia


May 15 Memory

Optimizing learning in college

Article: Believing is seeing...


May 17
EXAM 3






May 20 Personality

 

Personality Traits

May 22 Personality

Paper 3 due

The Psychodynamic Perspective

Article: First impressions...


May 24 Psychological Disorders

History of Mental Illness

Anxiety and Related Disorders






May 27 Psychological Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

 

May 29 Psychological Disorders

Therapeutic Orientations


Assignment 17

Feelings into words...

 

May 31 Therapy

Assignment 18





June 3

EXAM 4

3:30-5:30 pm



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