student will define introductory terms, list goals of
psychology, define fields of psychology, compare schools of
psychology, identify persons and ideas in psychology,
statistical formulas, and be able to identify research
2.The student will be able
to define selected physiological terms, describe neuron
functioning, be able to identify endocrine system
3.The student will be able
to define selected sensation and perception terms, describe
specified sensory systems, and contrast specific sensation
and perception theories.
4.The student will define
selected consciousness, altered-states terms, and be able to
compare altered states of consciousness with associated
brain waves, cycles, usages, and problems related to drugs.
5.The student will define
specified learning terms, be able to contrast classical ,
operant, and cognitive learning theories, and be able to
explain specified learning theory concepts.
6.The student will be able
to diagram the memory system, describe methods to improve
memory, describe concepts of why we forget. Also, the
student will be able to describe the structure and order of
contrast specified language development theories. In
addition, the student will be able to define intelligence
terms, contrast specified intelligence theories , and
identify specified intelligence tests.
7.The student will define
specified developmental terms, be able to contrast
developmental theories, and enumerate specific developmental
issues. Development information will include ideas from
conception to death. 8.The
student will define selected motivation and emotion terms,
and contrast specified motivation and emotion theories and
relate the information to problems and ways of controlling.
In addition, the student will be able to identify specified
stress factors such as stages of stress, causes of stress,
physiological and psychological reactions to stress , and
9.The student will define
specified personality terms, be able to contrast specific
personality theories, and be able to describe personality
assessment methods and tests.
student will define specified abnormal terms, be able to
contrast specified abnormal behavior models, and be able to
classify abnormal behavior types in accordance with the
current diagnostic manual.
11.The student will define
specified treatment terms, be able to contrast selected
psychotherapy methods, and be able to describe alternative
methods of treatment.
12.The student will define
specific social psychology terms and be able to describe
specified topics and ideas associated with group dynamics.
class attendance will be necessary to maximize your grade in
this course. Much of the text material will be simplified in
class so that studying for this class will be made easier.
Outside material will be covered in lecture that is not in
the textbook.Pop-quizes will be given almost every week to
assure familiarity with the material.
Occasionally it may be
necessary to miss a class or to leave a class early a given
day. It is good etiquette to inform me any day that you will
be unable to attend class or when you must leave a class
early. Otherwise it will be considered rude and
disruptive behavior to leave a class without informing the
meeting times are the official means of getting class notes.
If you fail to show up during the lecture you will miss the
opportunity to receive the
notes.It is wise to copy
the notes missed from a classmate. Alternatively, a student
should outline the associated text chapter covered
bythe missed lecture. Also a
student should use the library to research any concepts that
were missed in a lecture.
Read the assigned
textbook material before the lecture material is presented
in class. It helps retention of the information, and
promotes in class discusssion.