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PSY 100: The Science of Behavior

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The Nature-Nurture Question

DATES TOPICS READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS



     
August 25 Introduction Why Science? ; Essay: Astrology career decisions
August 27 Methods of Science

Thinking Like a Scientist; Assignment 1




August 30 Scientific Ways of Knowing

Research Designs

Assignment 2

Sept 1 Methods of Science

Article: Does drinking promote...

Sept 3  

Autism

Article: Imperceptibly off-center...




Sept 6 NO CLASS - LABOR DAY


Sept 8 Methods of Science

Article: Buying behavior as...


Sept 10  

Paper 1 due




Sept 13
Scientific Ways of Knowing

Assignment 6

Sept 15 Exam 1 Review


Sept 17 EXAM 1

 




Sept 20 Brain and Behavior

Neurons

Assignment 7

Psychophysiological Measures

Sept 22 Brain and Behavior

The Brain and Nervous System

States of Consciousness

Sept 24  

Sleeping in a brave new world

The social side of sleep

Article: Is television traumatic...


 

Sept 27 Brain and Behavior

Psychopharmacology

Assignment 9

Sept 29
Brain and Behavior

Paper 2 due

 

Oct 1  

Article: Are pets a healthy...




Oct 4 Nature and Nurture

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

The Nature-Nurture Question


Oct 6 Nature and Nurture

Article: Try it, you'll...

Oct 8 Fall Break





Oct 11 EXAM 2

Oct 13 Learning

Conditioning and Learning

Assignment 13


Oct 15
Learning

 




Oct 18 NO CLASS - FALL BREAK

Memory

Oct 20 Memory

Categories and Concepts

Assignment 14

Oct 22 Memory Demo (Paper 3)

Failures of Awareness




Oct 25 Memory

Memory Biases

Article: Believing is seeing...

Assignment 16

Who is the better eyewitness?

Oct 27 Memory

Forgetting and Amnesia

Optimizing learning in college

Article: The Scooter Libby effect

Assignment 15

Oct 29 EXAM 3




Nov 1 Personality Personality Trait
Nov 3 Personality

The Psychodynamic Perspective

The Unconscious

Nov 5  

 

Paper 3 due

     
Nov 8 Psychological Disorders

History of Mental Illness

Anxiety and Related Disorders

Nov 10
Psychological Disorders
 
Nov 12  

Article: First impressions...

     
Nov 15 Psychological Disorders

Mood Disorders

Nov 17 Therapy

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Successful psychopathy

Nov 19   Therapeutic Orientations
     
Nov 22 Therapy

Assignment 18

Feelings into words...

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

Nov 24 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

Acetaminophen reduces distress in ...

Noc 26 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

     
Nov 29  

 

Dec 1
 
Dec 3
 
     
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Dec 8    
Dec 10    
     
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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