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                      Images]PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, SJ, Ph.D.

  • Section 01 MWF 1:30 PM-2:20 PM Grewen Hall 207
  • Section 02 MWF 2:30 PM-3:20 PM Grewen Hall 207

Fall 2012

      

Schedule of Classes & Assignments

All page assignments are given for the Weiten (8th edition/2011) textbook.
TBA = "To Be Announced"

Last REVISED Aug 21, 2012
 

Week

Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
1 Mo Aug 27 Introduction to Psychology
First day of class 
  We Aug 29
Psychology in General I
 
  Fr Aug 31
Psychology in General II Ch. 1, pp. 1-32
2 Mo Sep 03 Labor Day: No Class
  We Sep 05 Biological Bases of Behavior I: Communication in the Nervious System. Ch. 3, pp. 69-77
  Fr Sep 07 Biological Bases of Behavior III: Heredity & Behavior; Evolutionary Bases of Behavior
Ch. 3, pp. 93-99
3 Mo Sep 10
Biological Bases of Behavior II: Organization of the NS; Brain & Behavior; Right Brain/Left Brain: Cerebral Specialization
Ch. 3, pp. 78-91
  We Sep 12
TBA

  Fr Sep 14 Research Enterprise in Psychology I: Looking for Laws: The Scientific Approach to Behavior; Looking for Causes: Experimental Research Ch. 2, pp. 35-44
4 Mo Sep 17

Research Enterprise in Psychology II: Looking for Links: Descriptive/Correlational Research; Looking for Flaws: The Perils of Anecdotal Evidence

Proposed title for Book Review assignment is due

Ch. 2, pp. 44-55
64-65
  We Sep 19

Sensation & Perception: Visual System I: The Visual System: Essentials of Sight

Ch. 4, pp. 107-118
  Fr Sep 21
Sensation & Perception: Visual System II: The Visual System: Perceptual Processes; Appreciating Art & Illusion
Ch. 4, pp. 119-130
142-145
5 Mo Sep 24 Human Memory I: Encoding: Getting Information Into Memory; Storage: Maintaining Information in Memory; Retrieval: Getting Information Out of Memory Ch. 7, pp. 225-237
  We Sep 26
Human Memory II: Forgetting; In  Search of the Memory Trace; Systems & Types of Memory. Understanding the Fallibility of Eyewitness Accounts Ch. 7, pp. 237-249
254-255
  Fr Sep 28
Human Memory III (continued)

Week

Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
6 Mo Oct 01
Test #1
  We Oct 03 Learning I: Classical Conditioning; Manipulating Emotions: Pavlov & Persuasion
Ch. 6, pp. 187-195
220-221
  Fr Oct 05 Learning II (continued)
7 Mo Oct 08
Long Weekend (no class)
  We Oct 10
Learning III: Operant Conditioning & Changing Directions in the Study of Conditioning
Ch. 6, pp. 196-211
  Fr Oct 12 Learning IV: Observational Learning
Motivation & Emotion I: Motivational Theories & Concepts
Ch. 6, pp. 211-216
8 Mo Oct 15 Motivation & Emotion II: Motivational Theories & Concepts; The Motivation of Hunger and Eating; Sex Motivation & Behavior Ch. 9, pp. 299-315
  We Oct 17
Motivation & Emotion III: Sex Motivation & Behavior (cont'd); Emotional Experience
Ch. 9, pp. 315-316
  Fr Oct 19 Read on your own: The Elements of Emotional Experience (pp. 317-322)
Read on your own: Are Fathers Essential to a Child's Well-Beiong? (pp. 372-373)
  • Submit to me by email questions that you may have that are not clear from your reading before class on Monday, Oct. 24

9 Mo Oct 22 Finish Motivation & Emotion: Theories of Emotion
Life Span Human Development I
: Progress Before Birth: Penatal Development; The Wonderous Years of Childhood (Motor Development, Attachment)
Ch. 9, pp. 321-325
Ch. 10, pp. 335-343
  We *Oct 24 Life Span Human Development II: The Wonderous Years of Childhood (Language, Personality)
Ch. 10, pp. 343-353
  Fr *Oct 26 Life Span Human Development III: Childhood: Cognitive & Moral Development; Adolescence & Adulthood
10 Mo Oct 29
Life Span Human Development V: Adolescence & Adulthood Ch. 10, pp. 353-366
  We Oct 31
Personality I: The Nature of Personality; Psychodynamic Perspectives (Freud) Ch. 11, pp. 377-385
(omit Jung & Adler)
  Fr Nov 02
Personality II: Humanistic Perspectives; Biological Perspectives; Terror Management Theory; Culture & Psychology Ch. 11, pp. 392-405
11 Mo Nov 05 Test #2

Week

Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
  We Nov 07 Social Behavior I: Person Perception (Forming Impressions of Others); Attribution Processes (Explaining Behavior) Ch. 15, pp. 519-526
  Fr Nov 09
Social Behavior II: Interpersonal Attraction (Liking & Loving): Attitudes (Making Social Judgments Ch. 15, pp. 527-538
12 Mo Nov 12 Social Behavior III: Conformity & Obedience (Yielding to Others); Behavior in Groups (Joining with Others) Ch. 15, pp. 539-547
  We Nov 14 Social Behavior IV

  Fr Nov 16 Variations in Consciousness I: Consciousness; Sleeping & Dreaming Ch. 5, pp. 151-167
13 Mo Nov 19

Variations in Consciousness II: Hypnosis & Meditation
Book Report due today

Ch. 5, pp. 168-172

We Nov 21 Thanksgiving Break • No Class

Fr Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break • No Class
14 Mo Nov 26 Psychological Disorders I: Abnormal Behavior: Myths & Realities; Anxiety Disorders Ch. 13, pp. 449-457
  We Nov 28
Psychological Disorders II: Somatoform, Dissociative, & Mood Disorders Ch. 13, pp. 458-467
  Fr Nov 30
Psychological Disorders III: Schizophrenic Disorders; Culture & Pathology; Understanding Eating Disorders

Ch. 13, pp. 467-476
477-479
15 Mo Dec 03 Treatment of Psychological Disorders I: Elements of the Treatment Process; Insight & Behavior Therapies
Ch. 14, pp. 485-498
  We Dec 05 Treatment of Psychological Disorders II: Biomedical Therapies; Current Trends & Issues; Institutional Treatment in Transition
Ch. 14, pp. 498-510
  Fr Dec 07

Last Class: TBA

Deadline for handing in Research Participation Requirement reports


 Semester Examinations
Mon Dec 10
Tue Dec 11
Wed Dec 12
Thu Dec 13
Fri Dec 14