PSYCH1071_08-28-07

PSYCH1071_08-28-07 - Psychology as a Natural Science PSYCH...

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1 Psychology as a Natural Science PSYCH 1071 Kim M. Curby, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Slide 2 Course Objectives • Learn how to critically evaluate the results of psychological research • Obtain an understanding of the biological basis of human behavior • Apply known principles of cognitive abilities to better predict and understand behavior Slide 3 The Textbook • Myers, David (2006). Psychology, Eighth Edition, in Modules . Worth Publishers. Slide 4 What kind of psychologist am I? • Cognitive neuroscientist Main Question : What changes in cognitive strategy and neural substrate underlie skilled performance? • Main tools – Psychophysics – Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Slide 5 How to contact me • Email me at [email protected] OR • Come see me (873 Weiss Hall) during office hours – Mon 1:45-2:45 – Tues 4:15-5:15 OR • Email to make an appointment Slide 6 Make Blackboard your friend! • http://blackboard.temple.edu – Important announcements – This syllabus – Lecture slides – Extra research participation credit information (SONA) – Professor and TA contact information – Review session questions
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2 Slide 7 Course Requirements • 4 exams of equal value – Exam 1: 25% • Tuesday September 20th (in-class)
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