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PSY 101 Introductory Psychology[psychology

Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, S.J., Ph.D.

  • Section 03 MWF 11:00-11:50 am GH 207
  • Section 04 MWF 12:00-12:50 pm GH 207

Lecture Notes (FALL 2021)   

Below you will find two different kinds of materials

  • NOTES (or POWERPOINT HANDOUTS) are the complete set of materials that I use for each individual class lecture. You should consider downloading these and printing them out.
  • [OUTLINES] or [POWERPOINTS] are the visual (and sometimes sound) materials for a class that I will use on my computer screen and which I will talk about in each lecture. If we were holding class face-to-face, the OUTLINES or POWERPOINTS would be the material I'd be projecting on a screen in the front of the classroom. There is no need for your to download these.

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology
Mon  Aug 23 Class 01  Introduction to PSY 101 •  NOTES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Wed  Aug 25
Class 02  Psychology in General (The Evolution of Psychology) • NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 2: How Do We Normally Develop Over Our Lifetime?
Fri  Aug 27 Class 03  Human Development I: Progress Before Birth.... •  NOTES [Outline] Chart of Human Development  (you should download this and print it
Mon Aug 30
Class 04  Human Development Ii: Personality & Cognitive Development in Childhood • NOTES [Outline]
Wed Sep 01
Mass of the Holy Spirit: No Class
Fri  Sep 03
Class 05  Human Development III: Adolescence, Adulthood •  NOTES [Outline]
Mon Sep 06
Labor Day: No Class
Wed Sep 08 Class 06  Human Development IV: Complete materials on development
  • There will be a short quiz at the beginning of today's class covering materials from Classes 01 to 05. This is the quiz that was moved from Friday, Sept. 03

Module 3: Human Memory
Fri Sep 10
Class 07: Human Memory I:  Encoding, Storage, & Retrieval • NOTES [Outline]
Mon Sep 13
Class 08: Human Memory II: Forgetting & The Physiology of Memory (Patient H.M.) •  NOTES [Outline]
Wed Sep 15
Class 09: Human Memory III: The Physiology of Memory [The Memory Trace/Potentiation] & Systems/Types of Memory • NOTES [Outline]

Fri Sep 17 Class 10: Test #1 on Modules 1, 2, & 3 (Classes 01 to 09)

Module 4: Learning
Mon Sep 20
Class 11: Learning I: Classical Conditioning • POWERPOINT HANDOUT [Powerpoint Slides]
Wed Sep 22
Class 12: Learning II: Operant Conditioning • POWERPOINT HANDOUT [Powerpoint Slides]
Fri Sep 24
Class 13: Learning III: Observational (Social) Learning • NOTES [Outline]

Module 5: The Biological Bases of Our Behaviors
Mon Sep 27 Class 14: Biological Bases I: Communication in the Nervous System • NOTES [Outline]
Wed Sep 29 Class 15: Biological Bases II: Organization of the Nervous System, Research Methods, the Brain, Hemispheric Specialization • NOTES [Outline]
Fri Oct 01 Class 16: Biological Bases III: Heredity and Behavior; Evolutionary Bases of Behavior • NOTES [Outline]

Module 6: Research Methods
Mon Oct 04
Class 17: Research Methods I:  NOTES [Outline]
Wed Oct 06 Class 18: Research Methods II:  NOTES [Outline]
Fri Oct 08 Class 19: Complete Research Methods

Wed Oct 13 Class 20: Test #2 on Modules 4, 5, & 6

Module 7: Motivation and Emotion
Fri Oct 15
Class 21: Motivation & Emotion I: Concepts & Hunger  • NOTES [Outline]
Mon Oct 18
Class 22: Motivation & Emotion II: Sexuality • NOTES [Outline]
Wed Oct 20
Class 23: Motivation & Emotion III: Emotional Experience • NOTES [Outline]
Fri Oct 22
Class 24: Motivation & Emotion IV: Theories of Emotion (cont'd)