W1001y syl and reading

W1001y syl and reading - Jan. 12, 1999 LONG SYLLABUS AND...

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Jan. 12, 1999 LONG SYLLABUS AND READING LIST The Science of Psychology, W1001y , Graham, Spring 1999 This syllabus and reading list are offered as a general guide to the course and to your reading. Required readings: The only readings that are required are the "Required Reading" directly under the major headings (those giving class numbers) in the list below. Most of the required readings are from the textbook, which is Psychology by Peter Gray (Third Edition. Worth: NY. 1999) A small amount of other required reading may be added to this list at a later date. This is not the sort of material that you can just read through once and look over before the exam. This is the sort of material that requires extensive studying to understand and to remember. Exception to last statement: where you are told to "skim" below, you are meant to only read once through (rather quickly, you needn't study). You should probably pace your reading in order to read much of the relevant material before each lecture. But you may wish to study the material in detail after the relevant lectures. Don't forget to read the figures and figu re legends -- they contain a good deal of information. The textbook by Gray that we use (and also the textbook by Henry Gleitman) are useful general references to the current state of psychology. You may wish to keep the textbook after the course is over. If so, you should probably write in the margins w hile studying (e.g. questions, summaries, ideas). For those of you who eventually take the psychology GRE: The textbooks by Gray and Gleitman are reputed to be very good for studying for the psychology GRE. A study guide to the Gray textbook is also available. Some students find it useful. Others don't. Optional readings: Subheadings are given under the major headings. Most of the subheadings give special topics that may be discussed in class. The readings listed
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under these subheadings are optional and are listed for those who wish to pursue some of the topics further and/or as references for material given in the lecture but not in the text. Some of the references for special topics are primary journal articles and may be quite difficult to understand. If you also do some suitable backgro und reading, however, these references ought to be useful to you. The books and journal articles ought to be available in the psychology library If you have difficulty finding any of the references, I would be happy to lend you my copy to xerox -- if I still have a copy to lend. The newspaper and magazine articles listed below -- as well as some others -- will be posted on the bulletin board outside my office during the appropriate weeks of the course. (If you come visit me, you can read my bulletin boards too!) General note. Current Directions in Psychological Science , Trends in Neurosciences, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences are journals meant to introduce current topics in neuroscience and psychology to non-experts in the topic. Each month they present
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