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                      Images]PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

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

  • Section 01 MWF  11:00-11:50 am Grewen Hall 207
  • Section 02 MWF  12:00-12:50 pm Grewen Hall 207

2018 Spring

      

Schedule of Classes & Assignments

All page assignments are given for the Weiten (10h edition/2017) textbook.
TBA = "To Be Announced"

Week
Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
1 Mo Jan 22
Introduction to PSY 101 First day of class 
  We Jan 24
Psychology in General I (The Evolution of Psychology)
Ch. 1. pp. 1-29
  Fr Jan 26
Psychology in General II
2 Mo Jan 29
Human Memory I: Encoding: Getting Information Into Memory; Storage: Maintaining Information in Memory; Retrieval: Getting Information Out of Memory Ch. 7, pp. 223-237

We Jan 31
Human Memory II: Forgetting; In  Search of the Memory Trace; Different Types of Memory Systems. Reflecting on the Chapter's Themes. Personal Application: Improving Everyday Memory. Critical Thinking Application: Understanding the Fallibility of Eyewitness Testimony Ch. 7, 238-259

Fr Feb 02
Human Memory III (continued)

3 Mo Feb 05 Learning I: Classical Conditioning; Recognizing Contrast Effects: Manipulating Emotions: Pavlov & Persuasion Ch. 6, pp. 183-192; 218-219

We Feb 07
[College closed due to snow; class cancelled]


Fr Feb 09
Learning II: Operant Conditioning & Changing Directions in the Study of Conditioning Ch. 6, 192-209
4 Mo Feb 12
Learning III: Observational Learning; Reflecting on Chapter's Themes Ch. 6, 209-214, 220-221

We Feb 14
Biological Bases of Behavior I: Communication in the Nervous System Ch. 3, pp. 65-74

Fr Feb 16
Biological Bases of Behavior II Organization of the NS; Brain & Behavior; Right Brain/Left Brain: Cerebral Specialization; The Endocrine System: Another Way to Communicate Ch. 3, pp. 74-90; 99-101
5
Mo Feb 19
Biological Bases of Behavior III: Heredity & Behavior: Is it all in the genes?; Evolutionary Bases of Behavior Ch. 3, pp. 91-98

We Feb 21
Biological Bases of Behavior IV: (continued) Reflecting on the Chapter's Themes
Ch. 3, pp. 98-99, 104-105

Fr Feb 23
TBA
6
Mo Feb 26
Exam #1


Week
Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
  We Feb 28
Research Enterprise in Psychology I: Looking for Laws: The Scientific Approach to Behavior; Looking for Causes: Experimental Research Ch. 2, pp. 31-41
  Fr Mar 02
Research Enterprise in Psychology II: Looking for Links: Descriptive/Correlational Research; Looking for Flaws: Evaluating Evidence; Looking at Ethics. Perils of Anecdotal Evidence  Ch. 2, pp. 42-57;
60-61; 62-63



Spring Break March 5-March 9 No Class
7 Mo Mar 12
Human Development Across the Life Span I: Progress Before Birth: Prenatal Development; Motor, Social, and Language Development in Childhood
Ch. 10, pp. 339-349

We Mar 14
Human Development Across the Life Span II: Personality, Cognitive, and Moral Development in Childhood
Ch. 10, pp. 349-358

Fr Mar 16
Mid-Term Grades due @ noon
Human Development Across the Life Span III: The Transition of Adolescence; The Expanse of Adulthood. Reflecting on the Chapter's Themes Ch. 10, pp. 358-370; 376-377
8 Mo Mar 19
Human Development Across the Life Span IV: Complete chapter


We Mar 21
Motivation & Emotion I: Motivational Theories & Concepts; The Motivation of Hunger and Eating Ch. 9, pp. 303-312

Fr Mar 23
Motivation & Emotion II: Sex Motivation & Behavior; The Achievement Motivation
Ch. 9, pp. 312-320
9
Mo Mar 26
Motivation & Emotion III: The Elements of Emotional Experience; Theories of Emotion;  Ch. 9, pp. 320-330; 336-337

We Mar 28
Motivation & Emotion IV: Theories of Emotion (cont'd); Personal Application: Exploring the Ingredients of Happiness; Reflecting on Chapter's Themes Ch. 9, pp. 331-333



Easter Break No Class on Good Friday, Mar 30 or Easter Monday, Apr 02

10 We
Apr 04
Personality I: The Nature of Personality; Psychodynamic Perspectives (Freud, etc.)
Ch. 11, pp. 379-391

Fr Apr 06
Personality II: Behavioral Perspectives; Humanistic Approaches; Biological Perspectives
Ch. 11, pp. 391-402
11 Mo Apr 09
Personality III: Contemporary Empirical Approaches (Terror Management Theory) Culture & Personality; Personality Assessment [Note: Overview of Theories on pp. 404-405)
Ch. 11, pp. 402-413; 416-417

We Apr 11
TBA

Fr
Apr 13
Exam #2


Week
Day
Date Topic & Assignment  
12 Mo Apr 16 Social Behavior I: Person Perception (Forming Impressions of Others); Attribution Processes (Explaining Behavior) Ch. 12, pp. 419-426

We Apr 18
Social Behavior II: Interpersonal Attraction (Liking & Loving): Attitudes (Making Social Judgments) Ch. 12, pp. 427-439

Fr Apr 20
Social Behavior III: Conformity & Obedience (Yielding to Others); Behavior in Groups (Joining with Others) Ch. 12, pp. 439-448
13 Mo Apr 23
Social Behavior IV Understanding Prejudice; The Just World Phenomenon Ch. 12, pp. 449-451; 454-455

We Apr 25
Variations in Consciousness I: Consciousness; Biological Rhythms & Sleep; Sleeping Ch. 5, pp. 147-161

Fr
Apr 27
Variations in Consciousness II: The World of Dreams; Hypnosis.
Ch. 5, pp. 162-167; 180-181
14 Mo Apr 30
Psychological Disorders I: Abnormal Behavior: General Concepts; Anxiety Disorders Ch. 14, pp. 491-500

We May 02
Psychological Disorders II: Depressive & Bipolar Disorders & Schizophrenic Disorder
Ch. 14, pp. 503-514

Fr May 04
Treatment of Psychological Disorders I: Elements of the Treatment Process; Insight Therapies; Behavior Therapies Ch. 15, pp. 533-547
15 Mo May 07
Treatment of Psychological Disorders II: Biomedical Therapies; Current Trends & Issues in Treatment. (Note: Chart Illustrating 5 Major Approaches to Treatment on pp. 554-555)
Ch. 15, pp. 5548-557
 

 Semester Ending Exams
Wed May 9
Test #3 for Sec. 02 (12 Noon) from 12:00 to 2:30 pm
Thu May 10

Fri May 11
Test #3 for Sec. 01 (11 am) from 12:00 to 2:30 pm
Mon May 14

Tue May 15