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PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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DATES TOPICS READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS OPTIONAL RESOURCES




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

 

March 29 Ways of Knowing

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 EXAM 1

 

 




 

April 15
Neuroscience and Behavior

Neurons

Article: Face structure...

 

April 17 Neuroscience and Behavior

The Brain

Assignment 7

 

April 19 NO CLASS -- GOOD FRIDAY

Psychophysiological Measures

Psychopharmacology

 






April 22 Nature and Nurture

The Nature-Nurture Question

Article: Is television traumatic...


April 24 Nature and Nurture

Paper 2 due

Consciousness

Assignment 9

 


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

Article: Believing is seeing...


May 15 EXAM 3

Optimizing learning in college



May 17
Personality
Personality Traits






May 20 Psychological Disorders

 

History of Mental Illness

Article: First impressions...

May 22 Psychological Disorders

Paper 3 due

Anxiety and Related Disorders

 


May 24 NO CLASS

The Psychodynamic Perspective






May 27 NO CLASS -- MEMORIAL DAY

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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