400:008 Sec. 4
Dr. Linda L. Walsh
2:00 MWF Sabin 103
|PROFESSOR:||Dr. Linda L. Walsh|
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SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS AND THEIR POINT VALUES*
Who Are You Sheet - Due 8/25.
Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) (2 pt)
Library Scavenger Hunt (10 pts) - Due 8/30.
Introduction to PsycINFO - meet in library 2:00 Wed., 9/1.
Complete the Web Learning
Style Test . (6 pt) Due 9/3.
Use a web browser to access our online syllabus and click on the Learning Styles Test in the syllabus. Write down or print your results (2 pt) and write down what you think of those results (2). How might you use this information to improve your learning this semester? (2 pt)
Brain Game Notes (5 pt) Due 9/13.
Come to class with organized notes on the parts of the nervous system and brain and the behaviors/functions each part is related to. Include the neurotransmitters mentioned in the class and their links to behavior as well, and any additional brain areas in lecture. Make yourself a sketch or 2 to remind you where the various brain areas are located. You will use these notes to play the Brain Game, where you will "diagnose" what part of the brain has been damaged based on the patients' symptoms. Correct diagnoses will be rewarded and everyone who turns in good notes will earn 10 pts.
Classical Conditioning Exercise (up to 10 pt): Due 9/22.
Identify the UCS, UCR, CS & CR in several classical conditioning examples.
Reinforcement Exercise (up 20 pt) Due 9/24.
Identify the schedule of reinforcement in several operant examples. Distinguish between positive and negative reinforcement and punishment.
PsycINFO Assignment: Locating psychological research. (12
pt) Due 9/27.
PsycINFO is a computerized database that keeps track of almost all the books and journals (periodicals) related to the field of psychology which our library makes available on the web. Your task is to fine 3 topically related research reports available in our library.Turn in your search, the abstracts of the 3 articles* and choose 1 to read more thoroughly. Identify the what area of psych you think it represents (see Module 1) and the research method(s) you think are used (see Module 2). Explain your reasoning. A handout is will be provided and trip to library on 9/1 will demonstrate how to use the PsycINFO database. Tips on Reading Research Reports
* Although its not required, it might make sense to search for articles that support your position on your debate topic.
Sensation/Perception Jeopardy Notes (10 pt) Due 10/1.
Come to class with organized notes on the Sensation and Perception Modules (Modules 5 & 6) . Make yourself a sketch or 2 to remind you where the various brain areas are located. You will use these notes to play the Brain Game, where you will "diagnose" what part of the brain has been damaged based on the patients' symptoms. Correct diagnoses will be rewarded and everyone who turns in good (complete)notes will earn 10 pts.
Debate (50) and Debate Reactions(30) - Due date will vary depending on topic.
Defense Mechanisms Exercise (up to 10 pt) Due 10/27.
Identify the defense mechanism operating in several examples.
What's My Psychopathology
to 10 pt) Due 11/19.
Take notes on the disorders in Modules 22 and 23 in preparation for an in-class game where you must identify the disorders portrayed in case reports. Correct diagnoses will be rewarded and everyone who turns in good notes will earn 10 pts.
Violating a Social Norm (up to 10 pt) - Due 12/10.
Choose a social norm to violate (but nothing illegal, unethical, dangerous, or really offensive) and violate it a number of times in a variety of settings.
Note the reactions of others as well as your own feelings. A handout will be provided.
Experiment Participation or Research Methods Paper Alternatives: The other requirement in this class is research participation or paper alternatives. You will receive additional handouts on this component but 3 credits of participation and/or alternatives are necessary to fulfill this department requirement. Because of the diverse opportunities available these participations or alternatives do not carry a point value but are graded complete or incomplete. Keep track of your credits yourself (space is provided below): I will not receive the master attendance/credit list from our department office until the last week of the semester.
Record Your Research Participation or Alternatives Here:
Time & Date
What I Did
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