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                      Images]PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

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

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

2022 Fall

      


Schedule of Modules, Classes, & Assignments

All page assignments in boldface are from the Weiten (11th edition/2022) textbook.

Page assignments in regular type and parentheses beginning with 10e: are from the Weiten (10th edition/2017) textbook

Week
Day
Date Modules: Topics & Assignments  








Module 1: Introduction to Psychology

1 Mo Aug 29
Introduction to PSY 101 First day of class
Ch. 1. pp. 24-27
  We Aug 31
Introduction to PSY 101 II & Psychology in General The Evolution of Psychology

Ch. 1. pp. 5-17
  Fr Sep 02
Psychology in General II The Evolution of Psychology
Ch. 1. pp. 17-24 (10e: 1-29)



Module 2: How Do We Normally Develop Over Our Lifetime?
2 Mo Sep 05
Human Development I: Progress Before Birth: Prenatal Development; Motor, Social, and Language
[This is Labor Day, but Le Moyne is holding classes today]
Ch. 10, pp. 343-353 (10e: 339-349)

We Sep 07
Mass of the Holy Spirit: No Class


Fr Sep 09
Human Development II: Personality & Cognitive Development in Childhood Ch. 10, pp. 354-360 (10e: 349-358)
3
Mo Sep 12
Human Development III: The Transition of Adolescence; The Expanse of Adulthood. Reflecting on the Chapter's Themes Ch. 10, pp. 362-374 (10e: 358-370; 376-377)

We Sep 14
Human Development IV: Complete chapter





Module 3: Human Memory


Fr Sep 16
Human Memory I: Encoding: Getting Information Into Memory; Storage: Maintaining Information in Memory; Retrieval: Getting Information Out of Memory Ch. 7, pp. 229-242 (10e: 223-237)
4
Mo
Sep 19
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, 242-261 (10e: 238-259)

We Sep 21 Human Memory III (continued)



Fr Sep 23
Test #1 on Modules 1-2-3









Module 4: How Do We Learn to Cope with the World?

5 Mo Sep 26
Learning I: Classical Conditioning; Recognizing Contrast Effects: Manipulating Emotions Ch. 6, pp. 189-198; 224-225 (10e: 183-192; 218-219)

We Sep 28
Learning II: Operant Conditioning & Changing Directions in the Study of Conditioning Ch. 6, 199-215 (10e: 192-209)

Fr Sep 30
Learning III: Observational Learning; Reflecting on Chapter's Themes

Ch. 6, 215-220, 220-221 (10e: 209-214, 220-221)



Module 5: What Are the Biological Bases for Our Behaviors?

6 Mo Oct 03
Biological Bases of Behavior I: Communication in the Nervous System Ch. 3, pp. 67-76
(10e: 65-74)

We Oct 05
Biological Bases of Behavior II:  Organization of the NS; Brain & Behavior; Brain & Behavior; Right Brain/Left Brain: Cerebral Specialization; The Endocrine System: Another Way to Communicate Ch. 3, pp. 76-92
(10e:74-90; 99-101)

Fr Oct 07 Biological Bases of Behavior III: Heredity & Behavior: Is it all in the genes?; Evolutionary Bases of Behavior

Ch. 3, pp. 92-100
(10e:91-99, 104-105)
7 Mo Oct 10
Fall Break: No Class (Oct 8 to Oct 11)




Module 6: How Does Psychology Know What It Knows?
The Methods of Research


We Oct 12
Research in Psychology I: Looking for Laws: The Scientific Approach to Behavior; Looking for Causes: Experimental Research Ch. 2, pp. 33-43
(10e: 31-41)

Fr Oct 14

Research in Psychology II: Looking for Links: Descriptive/Correlational Research, Looking for Flaws: Evaluating Research, Ethics
Ch. 2, pp. 43-59
(10e: 42-57; 60-63)
8 Mo Oct 17 TBA

We
Oct 19
Test #2 on Modules 4-5-6


Week
Day
Date Topic & Assignment  



Module 7: Our Feelings, Desires, Drives, & Goals: Motivation & Emotion

  Fr Oct 21
Motivation & Emotion I: Motivational Theories & Concepts; The Motivation of Hunger and Eating
Ch. 9, pp. 305-314 (10e: 303-312)
9 Mo Oct 24
Motivation & Emotion II: Sex Motivation & Behavior; The Achievement Motivation
Ch. 9, pp. 314-323 (10e: 312-320)

We Oct 26
Motivation & Emotion III: The Elements of Emotional Experience; Theories of Emotion Ch. 9, pp. 323-332 (10e: 320-330; 336-337)

Fr Oct 28
Motivation & Emotion IV: Theories of Emotion (cont'd); Personal Application: Exploring the Ingredients of Happiness; Reflecting on Chapter's Themes

Ch. 9, pp. 334-337 (10e: 331-333)
10 Mo Oct 31
Motivation & Emotion V: complete chapter




Module 8: Why Are We The Way We Are? Personality & Intelligence

We Nov 02
Personality I: The Nature of Personality; Psychodynamic Perspectives (Freud, etc.) Ch. 11, pp. 383-395 (10e: 379-391)

Fr
Nov 04
Personality II: Humanistic & Other Selected Approaches to Personality Ch. 11, pp. 395-405 (10e: 402-413; 416-417)
11
Mo Nov 07
Personality III: Contemporary Empirical Approaches: Narcissism; Culture & Personality; Personality Assessment [Note: Overview of Theories on pp. 408-409] Ch. 11, pp. 406-413 408-413 (10e: 408-417)

We Nov 09
Intelligence: Some Notes on Measuring IQ Heredity & Environmental Factors
Ch. 8, pp. 281-297 (10e: 278-291)
will serve as the basis of class








Module 9: How Do We Behave Around Other People? Social Psychology

Fr Nov 11
Social Behavior I: Person Perception (Forming Impressions of Others); Attribution Processes (Explaining Behavior) Ch. 12, pp. 423-430 (10e: 419-426)
12 Mo Nov 14
Test #2 on Modules 7 & 8


We Nov 16
Social Behavior II: Interpersonal Attraction (Liking & Loving): Attitudes (Making Social Judgments) Ch. 12, pp. 430-445 (10e: 427-439)

Fr
Nov 18
Social Behavior III: Conformity & Obedience (Yielding to Others); Behavior in Groups (Joining with Others) Ch. 12, pp. 445-453 (10e: 439-448)
13 Mo Nov 21
Social Behavior IV Understanding Prejudice; The Just World Phenomenon

Ch. 12, pp. 454-457 (10e: 449-451; 454-455)

We Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break: Nov 23 (We) to Nov 27 (Sun)

Fr Nov 25








Module 10: Awake, Asleep, Hypnotized, Dreaming:
The Different Levels of Consciousness

14 Mo Nov 28 Variations in Consciousness I: On the Nature of Consciousness; The Sleep & Waking Cycle
Ch. 5, pp. 151-166 (10e: 147-161)

We Nov 30
Variations in Consciousness II: The World of Dreams; Hypnosis: Altered Consciousness or Role Playing? Addressing Practical Questions about Sleep & Dreams

Ch. 5, pp. 166-172; 181-183 (10e: 162-167; 180-181)



Module 11: A (Very) Short Look at Clinical Psychology


Fr Dec 02
Psychological Disorders I: General Concepts; Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD
Ch. 14, pp. 499-508 (10e: 491-500)
15 Mo
Dec 05
Psychological Disorders II: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders; Suicide
[Note: Summary chart on pp. 524-525 (10e: 516-517) for Anxiety, Mood-related, and SCZ Disorders]
Ch. 14, pp. 511-516 (10e: 503-508)

We
Dec 07
Psychological Disorders III: Schizophrenic (SCZ) & Psychotic Disorders
Ch. 14, pp. 517-522 (10e: 508-515)

Fr
Dec 09
Last Class: Treatment of Psychological D/Os
(Note: Chart Illustrating 5 Major Approaches to Treatment on pp. 574-575 (10e: 554-555))
Ch. 15, pp. 542-561 (10e: 533-557)








Test #4 on Modules 9-10-11 during "Finals Week" (Dec. 12-16)

The last 50-minute test covers only the three modules listed above and is given during "Finals Week" because faculty are not supposed to give any test during the last two weeks of class. This is not a "final" test. There is NO cumulative or summary test in this class.
  • Test #4 for Section 02 (11 am class) on Fri, Dec. 16 at 9:00 AM
  • Test #4 for Section 03 (12 noon class) on Wed., Dec. 14 at 3:00 PM