Psyc 101Schedule of Topics and Online Documents

Psyc 101Schedule of Topics and Online Documents


Psyc 101Schedule of Topics and Online Documents

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Psychology as a Science

File Name Topic

psychterms.ppt Defining psychology

Carnegie.pptx Pseudoscience

Hess.pptx Quantifying, qualifying findings

Methods1.ppt Correlational research

101notes.doc Correlational research

(Pages 1-3)

expmethod.ppt Experimental method

Advertising.ppt Experimental method

101notes.doc Evaluating experiments

(Page 3)

101notes.doc Using statistics to test reliability

(Pages 3-4)

101notes.doc What is a theory? How is it tested?

(Page 4)

101notes.doc A theory of “obedience”; Milgram’s

(Pages 4 - 5) experiment; importance of operational

definitions for testing theories

Milgram.pdf “

101notes.doc Psychology as a science: Determinism

(Page 6) (cause and effect) vs. free will

Freud.pdf History of psychology: Psychoanalysis

and the unconscious

Mind.ppt History: Approaches to

studying consciousness

101notes.doc Concept of the “reflex” in philosophy,

(Pages 6 – 7) biology, and psychology

101notes.doc History: Approaches to studying behavior

(Behaviorism, pages 6 – 7)

Humanism.ppt History: Humanism, free will, and

self-actualization (personal growth)



The Processes of Learning and Motivation

File Name Topic

Pavlov.ppt Classical Conditioning: Basic terms

and principles

101notes.doc Applications I: Conditioned phobias

(Pages 7 – 8)

101notes.doc Applications II: Systematic Desensitization

(Pages8 - 10)

101notes.doc Applications III: Aversion Therapy

(Pages10 - 11)

opcond.ppt Operant Conditioning Contrasted with

Classical Conditioning

101notes.doc “

(Pages 12 – 13)

Operant-abc.ppt Operant Conditioning: Framework for

analyzing behavior

101notes.doc “

(Page 13)

reinfpun.ppt “

101notes.doc Operant conditioning: Schedules of

(Pages13 - 14) reinforcement and their effects on behavior

schedules1.doc “

schedules2.doc “

101notes.doc Applications: Behavior Modification

(Pages14 - 16) (“Applied Behavior Analysis”)

motivation.ppt Motivation: Basic concepts

101notes.doc Motivation basics: Maslow’s pyramid of

(Pages16 - 17) motives

101notes.doc Motivation basics: 4 types of conflict

(Pages17 - 19)

101notes.doc Hunger motivation: internal vs. external

(Page 19) causes

aggression.ppt Aggression: Internal sources (instinct

theory) vs. external sources (psychosocial


war.ppt “

101notes.doc “

(Pages20 - 23)

101notes.doc Social needs: need for achievement,

(Pages23 - 26) fear of failure, fear of success

emotion.ppt Emotion: Basic concepts

(Slide 1)

nervoussystem.ppt “

101notes.doc “

(Pages26 - 27)

emotion.ppt Theories of emotion: James-Lange,

Canon-Bard, Schacter-Singer, Lazarus’

appraisal theory, facial feedback


101notes.doc “

(Pages27 - 30)

stress.ppt Stress


Unit 3


Sensation, Perception, Consciousness, Cognition, and Memory

File Name Topic

101notes.doc Sensations: the simplest experiences;

(Pages30 - 31) how they are different from perceptions

101notes.doc How sensations are studied: the field of

(Pages31 - 32) psychophysics; thresholds; Weber’s Law

101notes.doc Color vision basics: electromagnetic

(Pages32 - 35) energy; structure of the eye;

rods. vs. cones

101notes.doc Young-Helmholtz Trichromatic Theory;

(Pages35 - 36) predictions when mixing colors

101notes.doc Additive vs. subtractive color mixture

(Pages36 - 37)

101notes.doc Opponent-Process Theory; how it

(Page 38) explainsnegative afterimages

afterimages.pptx “

101notes.doc Perception of depth

(Pages39 - 41)

101notes.doc Perceptual constancy (size, shape,

(Pages41, 46, 47) location)

101notes.doc Optical illusions involving depth

(Pages39 - 41) perception and size constancy

eeg.ppt Sleep and dreams: brain wave patterns

and the stages of sleep;

REM sleep (dreaming)

101notes.doc “

(Pages47 - 49)

dreams.ppt Theories of dreaming

101notes.doc Altered states of consciousness:

(Page 49) meditation

101notes.doc Altered states of consciousness:

(Page 49) biofeedback

biofeedback.pptx “

101notes.doc Altered states of consciousness:

(Pages 50 - 51) hypnosis

hypnosis.pdf “

101notes.doc Ordinary consciousness:

(Page 49) thinking and reasoning

Piaget.pptx Piaget’s four-stage theory of

intellectual development

memory1.ppt Memory basics: encoding, storage,

and retrieval

memory1.ppt Forgetting basics: storage failure

(e.g., decay) vs. retrieval failure

(e.g., interference)

interference.ppt How researchers study interference

memory2.ppt Atkinson-Shiffrin Multistore Model

of Memory

as2.ppt “

memoryspan.ppt How researchers measure the capacity of

short-term memory

Unit 4


File Name Topic

Personality.ppt Theories of personality: an overview

“ Freud’s theory: id, ego, superego;

neurosis vs. psychosis

101notes.doc Freud’s theory: defense mechanisms and

(Pages 52 - 53) their relation to neurosis (anxiety


psychosexual.pptx Freud’s psychosexual theory of

personality development

101notes.doc Evaluation of Freud’s legacy

(Pages 53 - 54)

Jung.ppt Neo-Freudians: Carl Jung; the “collective

unconscious”; the theory of

psychological types

101notes.doc Application of Jung’s theory:

(Page 54) Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

Adler.ppt Neo-Freudians: Alfred Adler and the

“inferiority complex”; comparison with


101notes.doc Additional Adlerian concepts: style of life,

(Pages 54 - 55) fictional finalism, social interest,

birth order effects

Rogers.ppt Humanism: Carl Rogers and the problem

of conditional positive regard; conflict

between the real self and self-concept;

person-centered therapy

social1.ppt Social Psychology: an overview;

nature of attitudes

social1.ppt Processes of attitude change:


101notes.doc Processes of attitude change:

(Page 58) subliminal advertising

social2.ppt Processes of attitude change:

cognitive dissonance

101notes.doc Types of cognitive dissonance

(Pages 55 - 57)

prejudice.doc Destructive attitudes: prejudice

Asch.ppt Behavior in groups: Asch’s experiments

on conformity

101notes.doc “

(Pages 58- 59)

stanford.doc Behavior in groups: the power of

social roles; Zimbardo’s Stanford

Prison Experiment