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Psy-P 101 - Introductory psychology
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P101 01 07 2013 James C Craig craig indiana edu 812 855 3926 Office Psych 356 Monday 1 30 2 30 Tuesday 10 to 11 Psychology the scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes What we will cover 1 Experimental Methodology How do we study behavior scientifically Without careful scientific study we are left with opinions guesses Some are correct some are incorrect 2 Neuroscience left hand right side right hand left side 95 of people s left side is language split brain 3 Sensation and Perception what we see after image 4 Nature Nurture nearly all behavior is the result of the interaction between our genes and our environment 5 Cognitive Processes Memory Thinking Language sleep dark bed night sleep wasn t on the original list association of terms 6 Consciousness motivation and emotion 8 motivation and emotion myers 10th edition text book six exams on course 5 one hour exams and a final lowest exam score is dropped automatically final is cumulative extra credit each of the five sections of the course an exercise will be posted on oncourse grades are 500 possible points 30 extra credit point possible P101 1 9 01 07 2013 Psychology A long past a short history Old questions new ways to answer Philosophers certainly as early as the Greek philosophers have been asking and trying to answer many of the questions that experimental psychology deals with What is the nature of mind How do we know about the world Are we born with innate and correct ideas about the world Are human beings basically good or evil A brief history of 3 areas I Sensation perception and cognitive psychology Greek philosophers How do we know about the world o It must be through our senses how we know what is out there What happens if our senses are in error o Plato s cave analogy Aristotle s view of vision to Wundt 1879 and the beginning of exp psych o Wundt studied the senses How vision and hearing worked His approach was called structuralism The structuralists and introspection II Motivation Galen



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