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Psychology Lecture Notes 8/30/16 and 9/1/16

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Psychology Lecture Notes 8/30/16 and 9/1/16 PSYS001

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These notes cover material in class on August 30 and September 1.
Introduction to Psychological Science
Lawrence Rudiger and Susan Fenstermacher
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kelsey White on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYS001 at University of Vermont taught by Lawrence Rudiger and Susan Fenstermacher in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychological Science in Psychology at University of Vermont.


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Date Created: 09/06/16
Tuesday, August 30 What is psychology? The scientific study of mind and behavior WHAT? Description WHY? Theory—> prediction Humans have the unique ability to know they are going to die. ▯ ▯ Broad course goals: -think like a psychologist (and know more about the field than you do today) -read research in its original format -write as a learning tool -learn by interacting with your peers -perform at your best on standardized exams. ▯ Quizzes: Tuesday 6pm until Wednesday 6pm (5 pts each) Exams: 60-80 multiple choice questions, worth 145 points in 70 minutes Final: cumulative, 180 multiple choice in 4 sections ▯ Thursday, September 1 Meta Cognitive Awareness -knowing what you know -knowing what you do not know ▯ Over-confidence phenomenon -weak relationship between accuracy and confidence -general tendency of human condition -seen at both novice and expert levels -minimized with practice ▯ Learning Strategies: Acrobatiq Units -plan on 30-45 minutes per module -as you read, make flash cards (open-ended questions are best) -when doing the exercises, do not scroll up to review the text; try to test yourself -right/wrong answers don’t matter! -mentally rate your confidence to develop your meta-cognitive awareness. ▯ Learning Strategies: Journal Article assignments -plan on 30-45 minutes of reading and 15-30 minutes to complete the assignment -don’t consult books/text ▯ The Big Picture: Unit 2 -psychology (the study of the mind) -it has evolved from philosophy to a rigorous science -research covers a diverse range of topics -research can be applied to solve real-world problems through forms of therapy, training, teaching, and coaching. ▯ Big Questions in Psychological Science -Natur-not one or the other, always both -instead, we can use genes/environment -Are genes or the environment more influential in determining behavior -Mind/Body -Is the mind distinct from the body? Free will? ▯ ▯ ▯


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