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PSY 211: Learning and Memory

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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.

*T: Terry text

 DAY

 DATE

 TOPIC

 READING

 In-Class

DUE THAT DAY
W
30-Aug.

 Introduction to the Course

Get Syllabus quiz!
Study for quiz!

F

1-Sept.

Introduction;

Simple Forms of Learning: Habituation

T, Ch. 1 & 2

Study for quiz!

M

4-Sept.

Labor Day Holiday! 


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

 

W

6-Sept.
Habituation and Sensitization, contin.

T, Ch. 2

Earthworm Experiment
Syllabus Quiz

F

8-Sept. 

Learning about Stimuli as Signals:

Classical Conditioning

T, Ch. 3

Last Day to Add Without Penalty

M

11-Sept.

Classical Conditioning, contin.

T, Ch. 3

 

 

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

W

13-Sept.

Classical Conditioning, contin.

T, Ch. 3

 

Lab Report on Earthworm Experiment Due
F
15-Sept.

Learning about the Consequences of Behavior: Instrumental or Operant Conditioning

T, Ch. 4

 

M

 18-Sept.

Operant Conditioning, contin.

T, Ch. 4
W
20-Sept.
Operant Conditioning, contin.
T, Ch.5
 
F
22-Sept.

Operant Conditioning, contin.

T, Ch. 5

Planarian Conditioning Study;

Study for exam!

Last day to declare a course pass/fail
S
23-Sept.

Autumnal Equinox

The first day of Fall

S
24-Sept.

M

 25-Sept.

Operant Conditioning, contin.: Dog Training Demo by Jane Young

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

T, Ch. 5
Study for exam!

W

 27-Sept.

Operant Conditioning, contin.

(Guest lecturer Grace Baron)

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

T, Ch. 5
Study for exam!

F

 29-Sept.

FIRST EXAM!

(Morgan is out of town at a conference)

 

S
1-Oct.
M
2-Oct.

Verbal Learning

T, Ch. 6

W

4-Oct.

Verbal Learning, contin.

T, Ch. 6

 

Planarian Study Writing Assignent Due

 F

 6-Oct.

Verbal Learning, contin.
T, Ch. 6
M
9-Oct.

OCTOBER BREAK!

Enjoy the fall color!

W

11-Oct.

Human Memory

T, Ch. 7

Get Verbal Learning Experiment
 
F
13-Oct.

Human Memory, contin.

T, Ch. 7


M
16-Oct.
Human Memory, contin.
T, Ch. 7
 

W

18-Oct.

Short-Term Memory

T, Ch.8

 
F

20-Oct.

Short-Term Memory, contin.

T, Ch.8

   

 M

23-Oct.

Short-Term Memory, contin.

T., Ch. 8

 

Verbal Learning Experiment Writing Assignment Due

W

25-Oct.

Encoding

T, Ch. 9

F

 27-Oct.

Encoding, contin.

T, Ch. 9

 

Last day to drop a course without penalty

M

30-Oct.

Encoding, contin.

T, Ch. 9

 

 
T
31-Oct.
Happy Halloween!
   

W

1-Nov.

Encoding, contin.

T, Ch. 9

Study for exam!

 

F

3-Nov.

Encoding, contin.

T, Ch. 9

Study for exam!
M
6-Nov.
Encoding, contin.
T. Ch. 9
Study for exam!
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.

SECOND EXAM!

 

 F

10-Nov.

Storage and Retrival

T, Ch. 10

S
11-Nov.
Veteran's Day

 M

 13-Nov.

Storage and Retrival, contin.

T, Ch. 10

 

 

W

15-Nov.

Storage and Retrival, contin.

T, Ch. 10

 

F

17-Nov.

Implicit Memory

T, Ch. 11

M
20-Nov.
Implicit Memory, contin.

T, Ch. 11

 
Wed. thru Sun.
22-Nov.
26-Nov.

 

 

Thanksgiving Break

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

M
27-Nov.
Implicit Memory, contin.
T, Ch. 11
 
W
29-Nov.
Individual Differences in Memory
T, Ch. 12

F

1-Dec.

Individual Differences in Memory, contin.

T, Ch. 12
Study for exam!
M
4-Dec.
Biological Basis of Memory

handouts

Study for exam!
W
6-Dec.
Biological Basis of Memory, contin.

handouts

Study for exam!

F
8-Dec.
Wrap-up and Review
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Study for exam!
S
16-Dec.
Last Day of Exams

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