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

8/24 Intro to Intro to Psychology

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

Week 2

8/27 Methods Pt. 1

8/29 Methods Pt. 2

8/31 Methods Pt. 3 

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

Week 3

9/3 Labor Day [No Class]

9/5 The Brain Pt. 1

9/7 The Brain Pt. 2

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

Week 4

9/10 The Brain Pt. 3

9/12 The Brain Pt. 4

9/14 Sensation and Perception Pt.1

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

Week 5

9/17 Sensation and Perception Pt. 2

9/19 Sensation and Perception Pt. 3

9/21 Sensation and Perception Pt. 4

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 5 "Consciousness")

Week 6

9/24 Prelim Exam #1 (Includes Chapters 1-5, and lectures up to 9/21)

9/26 Attention and Memory Pt. 1

9/28 Attention and Memory Pt. 2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 6 "Memory")

Week 7

10/1 Attention and Memory Pt. 3

10/3 Memory (concl'd) and Learning Pt. 1

10/5 No Class (Professor Away)

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 7 "Learning")

Week 8

10/8 Fall Break-No Class

10/10  Learning Pt. 2

10/12 Learning Pt. 3

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

Week 9

10/15 Sleep and Dreams

10/17 Freud: Prophet or Pervert?

10/19 Emotion Pt. 1

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

Week 10

10/22 Emotion Pt. 2

10/24 Emotion Pt.3

10/26 Good and Evil Pt. 1

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

Week 11

10/29 Prelim Exam #2

10/31 Good and Evil Pt. 2

11/2 Good and Evil Pt. 3

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 11 "Development")

Week 12

11/5 Personality Pt. 1

11/7 Personality Pt. 2

11/9 Social Psychology

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 12 "Personality")

Week 13

11/12 Happiness Pt. 1

11/14 Happiness Pt. 2

11/16 Superstition and Supernatural Beliefs Pt. 1

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 13 "Social Psychology")

Week 14

11/19 No class in Bailey Hall (but you have an assignment: Milgram Experiments Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdUu3u9Web4)

11/21 Thanksgiving Break- No Class

11/23 Thanksgiving Break- No Class

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

Week 15

11/26 Superstition and the Supernatural Pt. 2

11/28 Humor Pt. 1

11/30  Humor Pt. 2

(Reading: Textbook Chapter 15 "Psychological Disorders")

Week 16

12/3 Wrap-up