Day

Material Covered

Assigned Readings

Due

1: 8/12

Introduction to Course

History of Psych

N/A

N/A

2: 8/16

History of Psych Continued

N/A

N/A

3: 8/18

Foundations: Wundt and James

James: “Psych, A Briefer Course”/Wundt, “Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology”

 

4: 8/20

Psychoanalysis: Freud and Jung

“Freud and Psychoanalysis”

James/Wundt

Response Paper

5: 8/24

Psychoanalysis: Freud and Jung

N/A

 

6: 8/26

Rogers and Humanistic Phenomenology

Rogers and Humanistic Phenomenology”

Psychoanalysis

Response Paper

7: 8/30

Research Ethics and Methods

Myers, Ch. 1: “Thinking Critically about Psychological Science”

 

8: 9/1

Research Methods and Statistics

 

 

9: 9/3

Classical Conditioning

Watson, “Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It

 

10: 9/8

Classical Conditioning:

Addiction Relapse

Stewart “Studies in Lab Animals…Drug Relapse”/Knowlton, “Investigating Addiction Responses and Relapses”/ Childress, “Limbic Activation During…Cocaine Craving”

Classical Conditioning

Response Paper

11: 9/10

Classical Conditioning:

Observational Fear

Cook and Mineka “Observational Conditioning of Fear…Rhesus Monkeys”

Nelson, Shelton and Kalin “Responses…Naïve Rhesus Monkeys…Snakes”

Cook and Mineka “Mechanisms in Observational Conditioning of Fear”

 

12: 9/14

EXAM I: Scope and History of Psychology & Research Methods

Operant Conditioning

“B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism”

Rhesus Monkey Response Paper

13: 9/16

Operant Conditioning

“An Animal Trainer’s Guide to Classical and Operant Conditioning”

B.F. Skinner

Response Paper

14: 9/20

Learning Influenced by Cognition

Chomsky, “Review of Verbal Behavior by B.F. Skinner”

 

15: 9/22

Learning Influenced by Cognition

Neisser, “Cognitive Psychology”

Chomsky Response Paper

16: 9/24

Learning Influenced by Cognition

Tolman, “Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men”

Learning/Cognition Response Paper

17: 9/28

Nature Versus Nurture

“Building a Brainier Mouse”

Cognitive Maps Response Paper

18: 9/30

Nature Versus Nurture

“The End of Nature Versus Nurture”

 

19: 10/4

Social Learning Theory

Bandura, “Exercise of Personal and Collective Efficacy in Changing Societies”

Nature/Nurture Response Paper

20: 10/6

Social Learning Theory

Bales, “Social Psychology of Modern Slavery.”

Bandura Response Paper