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
CHAPTER TWO: THE MEASURE OF MIND
METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY
1. Describe the criteria that distinguish scientific observation and reasoning from casual, everyday thinking.
2. Articulate how scie
CHAPTER TEN: THE THINKING MIND
THINKING, LANGUAGE, AND INTELLIGENCE
1. Explain the role of mental representations in thinking, and differentiate the feature
detection, prototype, theory-building, and schema models of concept formation.
The Connected Mind - Social
the study of how people think (social
cognition), interact, influence and relate
(social behavior) to other people
PL1101E Introduction to
Semester 2, AY2014-15
The Connected Mind: Ho
The Evolving Mind
Textbook Chapter 3
The Evolving Mind Session 2
(1) Why do we say nature and nurture are
(2) What are the building blocks of behavior?
(3) What is the field of behavioral genetics?
(4) How does evolution occur?
The Biological Mind
Textbook Chapter 4
The Biological Mind Session 3
(1) What is biological psychology?
(2) How do neurons communicate?
(3) How is the nervous system organized?
(4) How does the central nervous system
nt nervous system
Introduction to Psychology Session 1
Chan Wei Teng
Introduction to Psychology Session 1
Oral presentations of selected textbook content
The Feeling Mind
Textbook Chapter 7
The Feeling Mind Session 5
(1) How are motivation and emotion related?
(2) What are important human motives?
(2) How are emotions elicited?
(3) What is the biological basis of emotions?
(4) How do we express em
The Thinking Mind
Textbook Chapter 10
The Thinking Mind Session 8
(1) What do we think about?
(2) How do we form concepts?
(3) What is language?
(4) How do we learn language?
(5) What is intelligence?
(6) What determines differences in intelligen
The Knowing Mind
Textbook Chapter 9
The Knowing Mind Session 7
(1) What is memory?
(2) What are forms of long-term memory?
(2) How is long-term memory organized?
(3) How do we retrieve memories?
(4) Why do we forget?
(5) What is the biology of me
Students who obtain a grade lower than B- and wish to
major in psychology must register to do a placement test.
Information about this test is available in the following
The Adaptive Mind
Textbook Chapter 8
The Adaptive Mind Session 6
(1) How do we respond to the environment?
(2) What is classical conditioning?
(2) What is operant conditioning?
(3) What is observational learning?
The Adaptive Mind Session 6