Psyc_351_Section_40-_Summer_2011_-_Class_1

Psyc_351_Section_40-_Summer_2011_-_Class_1 - FUNDAMENTALS...

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1 FUNDAMENTALS OF LEARNING PSYC 351 section 40 Summer 2011 Psyc 351 Section 40 – Summer 2011 Fundamentals of Learning Instructor: Afroditi Panagopoulos Lectures: Tuesday / Thursday 9:00 – 11:30 Office: SP 357.06 E-mail: apanagop@live.concordia.ca Office Hours: By e-mail appointment only Required Text The principles of learning and behavior. 6 th Ed. by Michael Domjan Only most important and difficult material will be covered. Read the chapter before coming to class! Not all aspects of the textbook covered. Cover topics of special interest not in the textbook. Examined on contents of lectures AND textbook
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2 Psyc 351 Section 40 – Summer 2011 Fundamentals of Learning Lecture notes (3 slides per page & room for note taking) available before each class on course website. www.concordia.ca Then: Select “My Concordia Portal” Enter “Username” and “Password” Select “Course Websites” Select “Powered by Moodle” Select Psyc 351/1 40 Course Evaluation Two Exams Midterm: Week of May 23 rd , 2011 Worth 40% of Final Grade. Final Exam: June - Final Exam Period Worth 40% of Final Grade Two Assignments Worth 20% of Final Grade Midterm and Final Exams Exams are a mixture of multiple choice and short answers. Final exam will be cumulative.
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3 General Comments Please keep up and don’t fall behind!!! Note that: The DNE Deadline (with refund) is May 10 th The DISC Deadline is June 1 st Participant pool credits: 1.5% bonus marks Participant Pool 2011 The participant pool is now internet based, allowing students to: See up-to-date list of studies. Sign up for studies online (including available time slots). Emailed reminders 24hrs before (not cancelling or failing to show for studies will result in losing pool credits). Assign credit to specific courses. For details, including how to create an account, go to the participant pool page on the psychology website: http://psychology.concordia.ca/researchandcentres/participantpo ol/index.php Note: Paper pool credits are no longer accepted for class credit Chapter 1 Introduction
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4 What is learning? The process of acquiring new knowledge Great! But what is knowledge? “Justified true belief” (Plato & Aristotle) What is learning? Learning is a biological process that facilitates adaptation to one’s environment Many aspects of human behavior occur without awareness Wegner (2002) The Illusion of Conscious Will Our actions happen to us Learned responses: brush our teeth, chew our food Acceptable definition for “knowledge”: Internally stored information about the world and about how to do things 1. Attributes 2. General information 3. Past events 4. Meaning of concepts 5. Significance of things 6. Relationships between events a.k.a. Explicit knowledge 1. Skilled actions 2. Playing musical instruments
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