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December 04, 2022
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology[psychology

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

  • Section 02 MWF 11:00-11:50 am GH 207
  • Section 03 MWF 12:00-12:50 pm GH 207

Lecture Notes (FALL 2022)   

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 29 Class 01  Introduction to PSY 101   NOTES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Wed  Aug 31
Class 02  Psychology in General (The Evolution of Psychology) NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri, Sep 02
Class 03  Psychology in General II (The Evolution of Psychology)  (complete)

Module 2: How Do We Normally Develop Over Our Lifetime?
Mon Sep 05
Class 04  Human Development I: Progress Before Birth....   NOTES [Outline]
Wed Sep 07
Mass of the Holy Spirit: No Class
Fri Sep 09
Class 05  Human Development Ii: Personality & Cognitive Development in Childhood NOTES [Outline]
Mon Sep 12
Class 06  Human Development III: Adolescence, Adulthood   NOTES [Outline] ===> [you may not have downloaded the notes for Sept. 9 above, do so for today. Also,  we will only deal with the material on Adolescence & Adulthood in the next class, Sept. 14]
  • 10 point quiz on materials we actually covered during the first two weeks of class (Classes 01 to 05)
Wed Sep 14 Class 07  Human Development IV: Complete materials on development

Module 3: Human Memory
Fri Sep 16
Class 08: Human Memory I:  Encoding, Storage, & Retrieval NOTES [Outline]
Mon Sep 19
Class 09: Human Memory II: Forgetting & The Physiology of Memory (Patient H.M.)   NOTES [Outline]
Wed Sep 21
Class 10: Human Memory III: The Physiology of Memory II & Systems/Types of Memory NOTES [Outline]

Fri Sep 23 Class 11: Test #1 on Modules 1, 2, & 3 (Classes 01 to 11)

Module 4: How Do We Learn to Cope with the World?
Mon Sep 23
Class 12: Learning I: Classical Conditioning PPT Presentation  [presentation slides in pdf format to print out]
Wed Sep 28
Class 13: Learning II: Operant Conditioning PPT Presentation  [presentation slides in pdf format to print out]
Fri Sep 30
Class 14: Learning III: Observational Learning NOTES [Outline]

Module 5: What Are the Biological Bases for Our Behaviors?
Mon Oct 03
Class 15: Biological Bases of Behavior I: Communication in the Nervous System NOTES [Outline]
Wed Oct 05
Class 16: Biological Bases of Behavior II: Organization of the Nervous System, et al. NOTES [Outlne]
  • There will be a 10-point quiz today on the materials from Classes 12-15.
Fri Oct 07
Class 17: Biological Bases of Behavior III: Heredity & Behavior; Evolutionary Bases of Behavior NOTES [Outline]

Mon Oct 10
Fall Break: No Class (Oct 8 to Oct 11)

Module 6: How Does Psychology Know What It Knows? The Methods of Research
Wed Oct 12
Class 18: Research in Psychology I: Looking for Laws, Experimental Research NOTES [Outline]
Fri Oct 14
Class 19: Research in Psychology II: Looking for Links, Evaluating Research, Ethics NOTES [Outline]
Mon Oct 17
Class 20: Complete Module 6
Wed Oct 19
Class 21: Test #2 on Modules 4-5-6 (Classes 12-20)

Module 7: Our Feelings, Desires, Drives & Goals: Motivation & Emotion
Fri Oct 21
Class 22: Motivation & Emotion I; Motivational Theories & Concepts; Hunger & Eating NOTES [Outline]
Mon Oct 24
Class 23: Motivation & Emotion II: Sex Motivation & Behavior; Achievement NOTES [Outline]
Wed Oct 26
Class 24: Motivation & Emotion III: The Elements of Emotional Experience; Theories of Emotion NOTES [Outline]
Fri Oct 28
Class 25: Motivation & Emotion IV: Theories of Emotion (cont'd)
Mon Oct 31
Class 26: Motivation & Emotion V: Complete chapter/TBA

Module 8: Why Are We The Way We Are? Personality and Intelligence
Wed Nov 02 Class 27: Personality I: The Nature of Personality; Psychodynamic Perspectives NOTES [Outline]
Fri Nov 04 Class 28: Personality II: Humanistic Perspectives & Other Perspectives NOTES [Outline]
Mon Nov 07
Class 29: Personality III:  Narcissism NOTES [Outline]
Wed Nov 09
Class 30: Intelligence: Some Notes on Measuring IQ Notes [Outline]

Module 9: How Do We Behave Around Others? Social Psychology
Fri Nov 11
Class 31: Social Behavior I: Person Perception.... NOTES [Outline]
Mon Nov 14
Class 32: Test #3 on Modules 7 and 8 (Motivation & Emotion; Personality & Intelligence; Classes 22-30)
Wed Nov 16
Class 33: Social Behavior II: Interpersonal Attraction; Attitudes NOTES [Outline]
Fri Nov 18
Class 34: Social Behavior III: Conformity & Obedience; Behavior in Groups NOTES [Outline]
Mon Nov 21
Class 35: Social Behavior IV: The Just World Phenomenon NOTES [Outline]
Wed Nov 23

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 23 (Wednesday) to Nov 27 (Sunday)
Fri Nov 25

Module 10: Awake, Asleep, Hypnotized, Dreaming: The Different Levels of Consciousness
Mon Nov 28
Class 36: Variations in Consciousness I: The Nature of Consciousness; The Sleep & Waking Cycle NOTES [Outline]
Wed Nov 30
Class 37: Variations in Consciousness II: Dreams and Hypnosis NOTES [Outline]

Module 11: A (Very) Short Look at Clinical Psychology
Fri Dec 02
Class 38: Psycbological Disorders I: General Concepts... NOTES [Outline]
Mon Dec 05
Class 39: Psychological Disorders II: Depressive & Bipolar Disorders ... NOTES [Outline]
Wed Dec 07
Class 40: Psychological Disorders III: Schizophrenic & Psychotic Disorders NOTES [Outline]
Fri Dec 09
Class 41: Treating Psychological Disorders NOTES [Outline]

Wed Dec 14
3:00 pm
Test #4 on Modules 9-10-11 (a 50-minute test) for Section 03 (12 Noon Class)
Fri Dec 16
9:00 am
Test #4 on Modules 9-10-11 (a 50-minute test) for Section 02 (11 am Class)