Online Lecture 1 - Intro

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Informa0on
 •  Office
hours
 PSY
100:
 Introduc0on
to
Psychology
 Josh
Wede
 Spring
2009
 –  M
10‐11,
T
11:10‐12,
F
9‐10
or
by
appointment
 –  408
Moore
Building
 •  E‐mail
(best
way
to
contact
me)
 –  [email protected] –  PSY
100
in
the
subject
line
 •  Phone
 –  863‐5812
 TA
Informa0on
 •  Kate
Hanley
 –  Office
Hours
 •  T
1‐2,
W
10‐11
 •  535
Moore
Building
 Lecture
notes
 •  Downloadable
from
Angel
 –  Adobe
Acrobat
(pdf)
format
 –  Reduced
form
(6
slides/page)
 –  Will
be
available
at
least
one
day
before
 lecture
(hopefully
earlier!)
 –  E‐mail
 •  [email protected] Syllabus
 •  Everything
is
available
on
ANGEL
 •  If
any
changes
are
made
to
the
syllabus
or
 schedule,
it
will
be
announced
in
class
and
 updated
on
ANGEL
 Psychology
 •  The
scien0fic
study
of
behavior
and
mental
 processes
 •  The
study
of
how
the
mind/brain
works,
 including
how
it
 –  acquires
 –  retains
 –  u0lizes
 –  communicates
 
informa0on
 1 1/10/09 Topics
 •  Discuss
a
sample
of
issues
in
psychology
 •  Try
to
relate
psychology
to
stories
you
may
 have
heard
in
the
popular
press
 •  Iden0fy
how
the
topics
can
help
you
 –  Development 
 –  Percep0on
 –  Scien0fic
Process
 –  Social
Psychology 

 
 

 Topics
 •  For
example
 –  Why
does
everyone
love
Prozac?
 –  What
to
do
if
you
are
drunk
while
studying
for
an
 exam.
 –  Can
my
memory
really
be
as
good
as
the
guy
on
 TV?
 –  Why
do
the
number
of
murders
increase
when
ice
 cream
sales
increase?
 –  Would
you
be
willing
to
deliver
a
lethal
shock
 because
an
experimenter
told
you
to?
 Next
Time
 •  History
of
psychology
 •  Subfields
of
psychology
 How
am
I
ever
gonna
pass
this
class?
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