The module omits chapters 2, 6, 15 & 16, plus:
Peripheral NS and endocrine system details
Audition and somatic senses details
Ch 11: Life-span development (pp434-445)
Socially isolated - immune system gears up to protect against bacteria
PL1101E INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Feedback for CA Mid-Term Test Short Questions (Section B)
76. Provide an example, with details, of how a genotype can interact with upbringing to affect the
Question tests understanding of genotype,
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS.
Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. What happens when an action potential reaches the end of a neurons axon?
A) An electric current excites the next cell.
B) The n
Chapter 10 - The Thinking Mind (Thinking,
Language, & Intelligence)
Movies and Decision Making
Film producers are using brain imaging when editing movie trailers to elicit the
reactions they want from an audience. Film producers splice together the most
Chapter 13 - The Connected Mind (Social
Our success as a species can be attributed to our social nature. Our need to
understand our complex social environments is one of the driving forces that shaped
the development of our large
Chapter 11 - The Developing Mind (Life Span
Development of Autobiographical Memories
Starts at about 3-5 years old
Changes in the hippocampus and frontal lobes at about the 3rd year enhances
childrens abilities to form long-term memories
Chapter 12 - The Individual Mind (Personality
and the Self)
Variation in the Serotonin Transporter Gene
Children with two short alleles (SS) were more likely than children with SL or LL
genotype to react negatively to bullying.
These genotypes are not equ
Chapter 8 - The Adaptive Mind (Learning)
Animals behave in response to their environments. Behaviour can take the form of
either externally observable actions or internal processes. Behaviours fall into 3
CHAPTER 9: The Knowing Mind
Memory is the ability to retain knowledge
Memory is a part of continuum of info processing that begins with attention, sensation, perception and learning
Memory is divided into 3 steps encoding, storage, retrieval
Chapter 7 - The Feeling Mind (Emotion and
How are Motivation and Emotion Related?
Motivation and emotion share the experience of subjective feelings and engage
similar processes and structures in the brain.
They share the ability to arouse a
Learning allows the
organism to vary its
behaviour according to the
situation and taking
advantage of experience. It
is therefore different from
Reflexes and Instincts are also
adaptive even though
Reflexes are involuntary reac
Tutorial 2: Sensation & Perception (Illusions) & Emotions
Activity 1: Illusions
What is the illusion?
What is your explanation for this illusion?
What does this illusion tell us about the nature of the visual /audio system?
Why do you think re
Tutorial 5: Personality and Abnormal
Activity 1: Personality
1. Complete the BFI-10 questionnaire (provided in textbook (pg 458- 459). Discuss
2. Group discussion: To suggest to a class a job or social role for which one particular
Tutorial 4: Developmental and Social Psychology
Activity 1: Parenting styles
Aim: To consider how parenting styles may impact developmental outcomes, and the
interplay of various systemic factors on the parent-child dyad
1. Watch Supernanny video: http:/w
Memory, Thought, & Learning
1. Serial Position Effect: Demonstration of the serial position effect and Von Restorff effect.
Instructions: For Students
40 words will be presented one at a time.
Your task is to memorize the 40 words.
PL 1101E Chapter 8: The Adaptive Mind
Reflexes: Inevitable, involuntary responses to stimuliKnee Jerk effect, Touch hot surface
Instincts: Fixed, inborn patterns of behaviour thats more complex than reflexes elicited by
environmental stimuli Attachment of
From The ManWho Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks.
New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
- . .
The Man Who Mistooh His Wife
for a Hat
Dr P. was a musician of distinction, well-known for many years
as a singer, and then, at the
PL4214 Evolutionary Psychology
National University of Singapore, Department of Psychology
A note on the theory of evolution by natural selection for those who may be unfamiliar with the theory
The idea of evolution was considered long before Darwin publis
PL1101E Course Text The essentials (v3)
The text for this module is Cacioppo, JT & Freberg, LA. (2013) Discovering Psychology: The Science of
Mind. This text gives comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the whole of psychology, and students
intending to m
Tutorial 3 (Cognitive Psychology)
Processing of information from the world around us involves a series of continuous stages, starting
from paying attention to, sensing and perceiving the stimuli. The information is then stored in
memory and subsequently u
PL1101 Tutorial 1 Handout
What is your brain doing right now?
Many of our behaviors are represented in several locations within the brain and involve the
brain working as an integrated whole. Below is a list of common activities. For each activity,
PL 1101E Chapter 1: The Science of Mind
Definition: Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes such as thought and
Roots of Psychology:
Questions posed by philosophy + Methods borrowed from science
o Dualism: Mind(Intang
CHAPTER NINE: THE KNOWING MIND
1. Describe the importance of attention to memory.
2. Define encoding, storage, and retrieval.
3. Differentiate between sensory memory, working memory, and long-term memory.
4. Describe the subtype
CHAPTER FOUR: THE BIOLOGICAL MIND
THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR
1. Debate the strengths and limitations of biological psychology as a major psychological perspective, considering the roles of monism, reductionism, and reciprocity betw
CHAPTER ONE: THE SCIENCE OF MIND
THE DISCIPLINE OF PSYCHOLOGY
1. Explain the subject matter that psychologists study, addressing the meaning of mind
and psychologys role as a hub science.
CHAPTER THREE: THE EVOLVING MIND
NATURE AND NURTURE INTERTWINED
1. Analyze the role of genes as the building blocks of human nature, distinguishing
among genotypes, gene expression, and phenotypes.
2. Explain how sexual reproduction in
CHAPTER SEVEN: THE FEELING MIND
MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
1. Differentiate emotion and motivation, and analyze their relationship to each other.
2. Analyze the physiological and environmental factors that influence hunger and eating.
CHAPTER SIX: THE AWARE MIND
ELEMENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
1. Analyze the meaning of consciousness in terms of alertness, sensory awareness, and
self-awareness, and debate whether various nonhuman animals ha
CHAPTER FIVE: THE PERCEIVING MIND
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
1. Explain the basic steps of sensation/perception, including transduction of stimuli into
neural signals and the distinction between bottom-up and top-down perceptual
CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ADAPTIVE MIND
1. Compare and contrast reflexes, instincts, and learned behaviors in terms of complexity, flexibility, and the effects of experience.
2. Analyze the components of a classical conditioning expe