Reading and Lecture Schedule*

*Please note that this schedule may be subject to slight changes, so this page may be updated as the semester continues.

Week 1

8/23 Intro to Intro to Psychology

8/25 Methods Pt.1

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 1 "Psychology: Evolution of a Science")

Week 2

8/28 Methods Pt. 2

8/30 Methods Pt. 3

9/1 The Brain Pt. 1

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 2 "Methods in Psychology" )

Week 3

9/4 Labor Day [No Class]

9/6 The Brain Pt. 2

9/8 The Brain Pt. 3

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 3 "Neuroscience and Behavior")

Week 4

9/11 The Brain Pt. 4

9/12 Sensation and Perception Pt. 1

9/14 Sensation and Perception Pt. 2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 4 "Sensation and Perception")

Week 5

9/18 Sensation and Perception Pt. 3

9/20 Sensation and Perception Pt. 4

9/22 Prelim Exam #1

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 5 "Consciousness")

Week 6

9/25 Sleep and Dreams

9/27 Attention and Memory Pt. 1

9/29 Attention and Memory Pt. 2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 6 "Memory")

Week 7

10/2 Attention and Memory Pt. 3

10/4 Memory (concl'd) and Learning Pt. 1

10/6 Learning Pt. 2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 7 "Learning")

Week 8

10/9 Fall Break-No Class

10/11  Learning Pt. 3

10/13  Freud

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 8 "Motivation and Emotion")

Week 9

(Prof. Pizarro in Doha, Qatar)

10/16 Emotion Pt. 1 (video from Doha)

10/18 Emotion Pt. 2 (video from Doha)

10/20 Guest Lecture: Film and Perception (Prof. James Cutting, Cornell University)

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 9 "Language and Thought")

Week 10

10/23 Emotion Pt. 3

10/25 Good and Evil Pt. 1

10/27 Prelim Exam #2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 10 "Intelligence"; Included in Prelim Exam #2)

Week 11

10/30 Good and Evil Pt. 2

11/1 Good and Evil Pt. 3

11/3 Happiness

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 11 "Development")

Week 12

11/6 Personality Pt. 1

11/8 Personality Pt. 2

11/10 Social Psychology Pt. 1

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 12 "Personality")

Week 13

11/13 Social Psychology Pt. 2

11/15 Culture

11/17 Superstition and the Supernatural

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 13 "Social Psychology")

Week 14

11/20 Sex

11/22 Thanksgiving Break- No Class

11/24 Thanksgiving Break- No Class

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 14 "Stress and Health")

Week 15

11/27 Humor

11/29 Wrap-up

12/1 Final Review 

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 15 "Psychological Disorders")