PSYC 2301 Course Outline Week Number 1 Topics Objectives and Details Origins of psychology Scientific Method (NOTE: reading assignments are to be completed in ADVANCE.) Statistics & M&Ms Read Chapter 1: Introduction Ethics & Research 2 Experimental Method & Hershey's Kisses Neurons (Modules 1 & 2) 3 The Brain (Ch. 2, module 3) Sensation and Vision 4 Perception Optical Illusions Read Chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior Develop an understanding of experimental design and the biological basis of behavior. Read Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception, Modules 8, 9, & 11. Identify major elements of the process of vision. Describe the differences between sensation and perception. Read Chapter 4: States of Consciousness, Module 12 only Sleep and Dreams EXAM #1 Classical and Operant Conditioning Describe the basic ways in which learning occurs. 6 How do we learn? Continue learning about learning. 7 Remembering and forgetting Read Chapter 6: Memory 5 Read Chapter 5: Learning Develop an understanding of the processes involved in working and longterm memory Journal Article Review due See details for article-review online. Cognition Mnemonics discussion 8 Demonstrate knowledge of material in ch. 1–4 Read Chapter 7: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Develop an understanding of mental processes and theories of intelligence Intelligence 9 Goal implementation Eating (and other motivated behaviors) Read Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion (Module 24 only) What are effective ways of achieving your goals? Begin to read Chapter 9: Lifespan Development (Modules 27-29) 10 Human Development Develop an understanding of physical, social, cognitive and moral changes throughout life. 11 Exam #2 Demonstrate knowledge of material in chs 5–9. 12 Reading selection Read Chapter 10: Personality 13 Stress reductionSocial Psychology Read Chapter 11: Stress (Module 34) Read Chapter 14: Social Psychology Discussion: stereotypes Explore impressions, attitudes, attribution, prejudice, conformity, obedience and helping. Psychological Disorders Read Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders Explore how humans deviate from the mainstream of accepted experience and behavior. 14 15 The talking cure 16 FINAL EXAM Read Chapter 13: Treatment (focus on Module 40) Discuss different types of therapies. Demonstrate knowledge of material in chs 10 – 14. See final exam schedule for details.