Introduction PP - PY 101-Dr McFarland Please pick up a copy of the syllabus and read it immediately Yes we will meet for the entire period today Sorry

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PY 101-Dr. McFarland Please pick up a copy of the syllabus and read it immediately Yes, we will meet for the entire period today. Sorry!
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For future college drop-outs Those with only a high-school diploma had a 9.4% unemployment rate in March, 2012, roughly double that of college graduates, who had a 4.2% unemployment rate. Workers with bachelor's degrees earn 45% more in wages on average than those of demographically similar high-school graduates.
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Exciting Topics for First Class 1. 3 types of 101 students 2. Psychology is easy; just common sense 3. My name: Dr. McFarland 4. To be successful in this course… 5. Basic information and rules: cell phones and laptops, talking during lectures, cellophane noise, food smells and chewing sounds, attendance, etc. 6. Syllabus 7. Instructor’s expectations 8. Smart Asses 9. Your current conception of Psychology 10. Pop-psychology and why it hurts 11. Ethical constraints in psychological research
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Websites for Psychology and Neuroscience
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Dr. Phil
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Exciting Topics for First Class 1. 3 types of 101 students 2. Psychology is easy; just common sense 3. My name: Dr. McFarland 4. To be successful in this course… 5. Basic information and rules: cell phones and laptops, talking during lectures, cellophane noise, food smells and chewing sounds, attendance, etc. 6. Syllabus 7. Instructor’s expectations 8. Smart Asses 9. Your current conception of Psychology 10. Pop-psychology and why it hurts 11. Ethical constraints in psychological research
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Psychology is just common sense??? After you have established as many as 200 trillion connections (synapses) in your brain as a child, you then lose about half of these during middle childhood and adolescence. True or False?
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True But this does not mean you are losing your mind even if your parents think you are.
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Criminal Profiling Is this method of criminology, as shown on such programs as “Criminal Minds,” a successful approach to solving cases?
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No In several studies, trained profilers did no better than untrained persons in inferring the personality traits of actual murderers from details about their crimes.
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What drug might help you the most in dealing with the pain of social rejection?
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