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Introduction to Psychology week 1 Notes

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Introduction to Psychology week 1 Notes Psych 111

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These notes cover the first week of class, but not the lab for that week.
Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Virginia Clinton
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Date Created: 02/09/16
01/13 (lecture) 9­9:50 am  Syllabus Quiz:  ­ Read the question  ­ Find the answer in the syllabus  ­ Respond as requested  Cheaper options for the textbook:  ­  ­ Rent from  ­ Ebook  To make lecture course interactive you will need:  ­ Turning Point clicker  Clicker checklist:  ­ purchase a clicker  ­ register your clicker through blackboard  ­ bring clicker to class each day  ­ ensure proper channel  ­ check clicker battery life  Class information:  ­ we do not read the book in order  ­ there are weekly quizzes and reflections  Quiz information:  ­ multiple choice  ­ 5 questions  ­ one point per question  ­ posted Monday afternoon, due following Monday  A word about quizzes...  ­ not fun  ­ easy to forget  ­ really truly help learning  ­ testing effect  What is the point of minute papers?  ­ student participation  ­ allows student to connect with course content  ­ writing to learn   ­ formative assessment  ­ frequency  Exams:  ­ there are 4 exams  ­ each exam is not cumulative, except for the final  ­ the only excusable reason for missing an exam are things like serious illness needing  medical care, death of a loved one, etc.  ­ your lowest grade will be dropped out of the 4 exams, unless you feel you are happy  with your grade in the class, then you can be excused from the final  Reaction paper:  ­ Dunlosky et al., (2013)  ­ Purpose is to get something you can apply to your studies  Article summary:  ­ Choose scholarly article from the textbook  ­ Write a 2­3 page summary  Etiquette:  ­ No (electronic) sound!  ­ Class­related activities only!  ­ Laptops and tablets only! (no cell phones)  Bottom Line: ​ Electronics in the classroom...  ­ Should be only for class related activities  ­ Unrelated activities are a distraction to you, your peers, and your instructor  ­ I may ask you to put away your phone or shut your laptop  ­ Email me (Dr. Clinton) if you are distracted by your peers use of electronics  “Whome to contact”  ­ way to organize who is in charge of what  ­ avoid email bouncing and other confusion  ­ Multiple choice quiz questions  ­ Mariah Dalbey  ­ Weekly reflections  ­ UTA  ­ Not understanding something in class?  ­ You choose!  ­ Disagree with your grade?  ­ GTA  ­ your teacher  ­ Missing a discussion section?  ­ GTA  ­ your teacher  ­ Missing a lecture?  ­ Check the slides  ­ Get complete notes from a friend  ­ Check with your instructor if this is an ongoing issue  ­ Email Dr. Clinton if you missed a minute paper and have an excused  absence (you have a week to turn in)  ­ Problems with blackboard?  ­ CILT ​­support/students/blackboard­students.cfm  ­ 701.777.2129  ­ Need accommodations?  ­ Both your GTA and your instructor  ­ What is the consequence for academic dishonesty?  ­ You receive a failing grade and are removed from the class  What will you get out of this class?  ­ What psychology is  ­ How research is conducted  ­ Tastes of different subfields  ­ Subfields:  ­ Basic learning  ­ Memory  ­ Educational  ­ Psycholinguistics  ­ Developmental  ­ Intelligence  ­ Motivation  ­ Social  ­ Affect  ­ Health  ­ Psychological disorders  What will you NOT get out of this course  ­ “crazy people”  ­ How to “fix” your family, friends, and self  ­ How to diagnose people  ­ Dream interpretation  ­ Meaning of life  What is Psychology?  ­ “The science of behavior and mental processes”  Science:  ­ empirical data  ­ scientific method  ­ appropriate claims  Behavior VS Mental Processes  Behavior:  ­ “outside”  ­ directly observable  ­ easy to measure  Mental Processes:  ­ “inside”  ­ unable to directly observe  ­ difficult to measure 


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