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PSY 101: Introductory Psychology
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Class Schedule

Readings indicated below should be read on or before the date they appear. The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule or other terms of the syllabus as she deems necessary. Mark the dates of quizzes, assignments, and exams in your calendar now. Be sure to let me know in advance of any known conflicts.

*W&T: Wade & Tavris text

 DAY

 DATE

 TOPIC

 READING

 In-Class

DUE THAT DAY

If you like this topic, you might want to take this course....

W
30-Aug.

 Introduction to the Course;

What is Psychology?

Read  The Kite Runner completely by Sept. 11th; W&T, Ch. 1
Study for quiz!
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F

1-Sept.

More on What Psychology is; Research Methods in Psychology

W&T, Ch. 2

Study for quiz!

PSY 202: Quantitative Research Methods

M

4-Sept.

Labor Day Holiday! 


Enjoy the holiday, but don't forget the syllabus quiz!

W

6-Sept.
Research Methods, contin.

W&T, Ch. 2

Syllabus Quiz
PSY 202: Quantitative Research Methods

F

8-Sept. 

Critical Thinking Skills

handouts

1st Writing Assignment
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Last Day to Add Without Penalty

M

11-Sept.

Genes, Evolution, and Environmental Psychology

W&T, Ch. 3

 

 
PSY 226: Comparative Animal Behavior; PSY 348: Lab in Animal Communication and Cognition

We won't forget those who were lost....

W

13-Sept.

Genes, Evolution, and Environmental Psychology, contin.

W&T, Ch. 3

PSY 226: Comparative Animal Behavior; PSY 348: Lab in Animal Communication and Cognition

F
15-Sept.

The Brain and Nervous System: Biological Basis for Behavior

W&T, Ch. 4

 

PSY 225: Brain, Mind, and Behavior; PSY 341: Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience

M

 18-Sept.

More on Neurons and the Brain

W&T, Ch. 4
Study for Quiz 2!

PSY 225: Brain, Mind, and Behavior; PSY 341: Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience

W
20-Sept.
The Nervous System, contin.
W&T, Ch.4
 
Study for Quiz 2!
PSY 225: Brain, Mind, and Behavior; PSY 341: Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
F
22-Sept.

States of Consciousness: Sleep and Dreams

W&T, Ch. 5
Quiz 2
Study for 1st Take-Home Test!
PSY 227: Drugs and Behavior
Last day to declare a course pass/fail
S
23-Sept.

Autumnal Equinox

The first day of Fall

S
24-Sept.

M

 25-Sept.

Altered States of Consciousness: Dreams, Meditation, Hypnosis, and Psychoactive Drugs

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

W&T, Ch. 5
2nd Writing Assignment Due; Study for 1st Take-Home Test!
PSY 227: Drugs and Behavior

W

 27-Sept.

Psychoactive Drugs, contin.

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

W&T, Ch. 5
Study for 1st Take-Home Test!

PSY 227: Drugs and Behavior

F

 29-Sept.

Sensation and Perception

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

W&T, Ch. 6 

Get 1st Take-home Exam
PSY 312: Perception
S
1-Oct.
M
2-Oct.

Sensation and Perception, contin.

W&T, Ch. 6
PSY 312: Perception

W

4-Oct.

Sensation and Perception, contin.

W&T, Ch. 6

 

 

PSY 312: Perception

 F

 6-Oct.

Learning
W&T, Ch. 7
First Take-Home Exam Due!
PSY 211: Learning and Memory
M
9-Oct.

OCTOBER BREAK!

Enjoy the fall color!

W

11-Oct.

Learning, contin.

W&T, Ch. 7

 
PSY 211: Learning and Memory
F
13-Oct.

Learning, contin.

W&T, Ch. 6


PSY 211: Learning and Memory
M
16-Oct.
Memory
W&T, Ch. 10
 

PSY 211: Learning and Memory

W

18-Oct.

Memory, contin.

W&T, Ch. 10

 
PSY 211: Learning and Memory
F

20-Oct.

Motivation

W&T, Ch. 12

     

 M

23-Oct.

Motivation, contin.  

 

W&T, Ch. 12

 

3rd Writing Assignment Due

W

25-Oct.

Sex and Gender

W&T, Ch. 12
Study for Quiz 3!
PSY 235: Human Sexuality

F

 27-Oct.

Thinking and Intelligence

W&T, Ch. 9

 

Study for Quiz 3!
PSY 222: Cognition; PSY 343: Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
Last day to drop a course without penalty

M

30-Oct.

Thinking and Intelligence, contin.

W&T, Ch. 9

Quiz 3

 

PSY 222: Cognition; PSY 343: Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology

T
31-Oct.
Happy Halloween!

W

1-Nov.

Development Over the Lifespan

W&T, Ch. 14

 

 

PSY 203: Developmental Psychology; PSY 270: Issues in Adolescent Development; PSY 306: Infancy Across Cultures; PSY 345: Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

F

3-Nov.

Development, contin.   
W&T, Ch. 14
Study for 2nd Take-Home Test!
PSY 203: Developmental Psychology; PSY 270: Issues in Adolescent Development; PSY 306: Infancy Across Cultures; PSY 345: Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
M
6-Nov.
Behavior in a Social Context
W&T, Ch. 8
Study for 2nd Take-Home Test!
PSY 232: Social Psychology; PSY 251: Multicultural Psychology; PSY 326: Political Psychology; PSY 340: Laboratory in Social Psychology
T
7-Nov.

Election Day!
All over the world, people die fighting for a right that is yours today. Don't throw away your right--vote!

W

8-Nov.

Behavior in a Social Context, contin.

W&T, Ch. 8

Study for 2nd Take-Home Test!
PSY 232: Social Psychology; PSY 251: Multicultural Psychology; PSY 326: Political Psychology; PSY 340: Laboratory in Social Psychology

 F

10-Nov.

Theories of Personality

W&T, Ch. 13

Get 2nd Take-home Exam

4th Writing Assignment Due

PSY 241: Personality: The Study of Lives

S
11-Nov.
Veteran's Day

 M

 13-Nov.

Theories of Personality, contin.

W&T, Ch. 13

 

 

PSY 241: Personality: The Study of Lives

W

15-Nov.

Emotion

W&T, Ch. 11

 

Visit this website and complete the experiment that you find there. Submit a short summary of your results, what they mean, and your thoughts about the study to your instructor.

F

17-Nov.

Emotion, contin.

W&T, Ch. 11

2nd Take-home Exam Due!

M
20-Nov.
Health, Stress, and Coping

W&T, Ch. 15

 
PSY 265: Health Psychology
Wed. thru Sun.
22-Nov.
26-Nov.

 

 

Thanksgiving Break

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

M
27-Nov.
Health, Stress, and Coping, contin.
W&T, Ch. 15
 
PSY 265: Health Psychology
W
29-Nov.
Behavior Disorders
W&T, Ch. 16
Study for Quiz 4!
PSY 247: Abnormal Psychology; PSY 324: Childhood Behavior Disorders

F

1-Dec.

Behavior Disorders, contin.

W&T, Ch. 16
Study for Quiz 4!
PSY 247: Abnormal Psychology; PSY 324: Childhood Behavior Disorders
M
4-Dec.
Behavior Disorders, contin.

W&T, Ch. 16

Quiz 4
Study for Final Take-Home Test!
PSY 247: Abnormal Psychology; PSY 324: Childhood Behavior Disorders
W
6-Dec.
Treatment and Therapy

W&T, Ch. 17

 

Study for Final Take-Home Test!
PSY 369: Clinical Psychology
F
8-Dec.
Treatment and Therapy, contin.
W&T, Ch. 17
Get Final Take-Home Exam
Study for Final Take-Home Test!
PSY 369: Clinical Psychology
S
16-Dec.
Final Take-Home Exam Due by 5pm on this day!

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