By the end of the course, it is anticipated that you will learn how:1. To identify the basic parts and functions of the neuron and lobes of the brain.2. To identify different parenting styles and their effect on human development and3. To identify major psychological disorders, key symptoms, and the main strategies used for treatment.Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:1. discuss the development of psychology as a science.2. identify the major biologic response systems of the human body and discuss their influence on behavior.3. discuss the difference between sensation and perception, giving one illustration of each.4. define consciousness and describe how sleep, psychoactive substances and other stimuli affectconsciousness.5. identify and describe the major theories of human development and discuss how growth and development affect behavior.6. discuss the processes by which humans learn and store skills and information.7. discuss major theories of personality, their assumptions and implications.8. outline the nature, causes, and treatments of abnormal behavior.9. discuss the ways in which the social milieu affects human behavior.10. identify major theories of emotion and motivation.
Thought paper on those who became Psychologists and contributed to the development of the field but are not commonly known or given the recognition due to minority status.
This chapter we will be acknowledging and bringing awareness to the historical discrimination that has barred education and research access to those in the Psychological field due to color, gender and other racial biases. Only by understanding this prejudice and racial discrimination can we discover the root causes of inequity and recognize those in the field that had a direct and positive contribution to the development of the field of Psychology.
This is a 2-part assignment designed to help students to explore how culture can impact one's view of mental health and mental disorders. In part 1, students are invited to explore how culture impacts mental health, for example how mental disorders are regarding in different communities and the potential cultural stigmas regarding mental disorders and treatments. Using their own identified culture, students will explore how mental health & well-being are approached by that culture. In part 2, students will focus on a particular psychological disorder and how that disorder is perceived in their chosen culture. Students will provide a short write-up/recording of their findings and also create an infographic or visual targeted toward members of their culture.Students are encouraged to be creative in designing their visual and are also encouraged to create a multilingual visual, if appropriate.
A topical approach to lifespan development. Chapters include the study of development, psychological approaches, research methods, prenatal development, physical development in childhood & adolescence, cognitive development in childhood & adolescence, psychosocial development in childhood & adolescence, physical & cognitive development in adulthood, psychosocial development in adulthood, and death & dying.
This website features many of the OER conversion projects completed at John Jay College over the past few years. Class conversions using the Blackboard platform are not represented because of the BB firewall. These are not the actual LibGuides, but content from the LibGuides, using the LibGuide platform for access. The entire website is public.
The left navigation panel displays the academic departments with the overview and objective of the department. Also, navigation to the specific departmental classes, with corresponding OER content, are found at the bottom of the academic department pages. You can also directly navigate to the specific converted class, by clicking on the course title under the department tab. When clicking on a specific class (e.g. Science 110), the link takes you to the course description, learning outcomes of the course and a link to the OER content for the specific course. The OER content features creative commons OER Textbooks, vetted open Internet sites, academic journal articles and library owned streaming video, requiring a login to the John Jay Library. Each academic department features a link to "Discussion and Comments". In addition all pages have navigation arrows to previous pages and next pages. On many of the OER content pages, the class calendar by week is featured with links to the reading assignments. In addition to the specific OER content by class, there is a link at the top of the main page to access generic OER by subject and/or topic.
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Cocaine afflicts many individuals and is potently addictive. Originally hailed as a wonder-drug in the late 19th century, cocaine is now considered an illegal substance. Cocaine’s addictive properties can be attributed to changes in the dopamine reward pathway of the Ventral Tegmental Area and Substantia Nigra, Prefrontal Cortex, Dorsal Striatum, Nucleus Accumbens, Amygdala, Globus Pallidus, and Hippocampus. This drug affects the brain in two processes: binge and crave. The binge process highlights cocaine’s ability to block dopamine reuptake from the synapse resulting in hyperstimulation of the postsynaptic neuron in the dopamine reward pathway. The crave process promotes drug-seeking behavior through conditional and contextual cues. Understanding the effects of cocaine in the brain may grant insight in creating future medication and therapies to treat individuals addicted to this drug.
This textbook is an introduction to psychology and intends to highlight the relevance of psychology in students' lives. It was created for the course Psych 1100 - Introduction to Psychology at the College of DuPage.
This resource will be updated as needed. For the most recent version, visit: https://cod.pressbooks.pub/introductiontopsychology/
The syllabus used for the University College Groningen course Biopsychology in Spring 2021. This syllabus outlines the general lesson plan for the course, but focuses most heavily on the main assessment method used in the course: the Signature project. For this project, students worked together in small teams to create an interdisciplinary webpage on a Biopsychology topic. These resulting research-based, peer-reviewed webpages cover a range of topics, and contain active learning assignments for others to use. The webpages were tied together to create another open educational resource, found related to this syllabus.
The syllabus outlines in detail how the project was created and graded, and can be used as inspiration for others to create their own active learning assignment which results in the creation of open educational resource.
This is an Open Educational Resource created by University College Groningen (The Netherlands) students taking the course Biopsychology in Spring 2021.
In small teams, students were tasked with creating, composing, and curating an online portfolio dedicated to an interdisciplinary exploration of a topic of their choice. Their portfolio needed to be grounded in neuroscience, incorporate peer-reviewed research, and propose active learning exercises for future students and viewers.
- A trip through the world of psychedelics
- Alzheimer's disease
- Animal minds
- Biopsychological aspects of sexuality
- Go with the flow: an interdisciplinary exploration of the flow state
- Happiness and well-being
- Intergenerational trauma
- Lucid dreaming
- Machine learning for mind reading
- Social and cultural neuroscience of prejudice
- Our sense of self
- Out of body experiences
- You and aesthetics
Please enjoy exploring their work!
Introduction to psychology through such topics as the scientific method in psychology, survey of different fields in psychology, heredity and environment, intelligence, emotions, motivation, nervous system, and learning processes.
This YouTube channel hosts a series of short (about 15 min) talks and performances for the Pavlov/Tertis Project, which explores connections between music and psychology. The talks were written and delivered by Michael Domjan, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, who is an internationally recognized expert in conditioning and learning. Dr. Domjan also received training as a violist in the preparatory division of the Juilliard School of Music. In this series of videos, he combines his knowledge of psychology with his knowledge of music. Topics include How is psychology relevant to music, Neuroscience and music, Habituation and sensitization in the music of J. S. Bach, Types of memory in musical performance, Why is it harder to teach playing the violin. than playing baseball, What is a Tertis viola?, How is Pavlovian conditioning relevant to music?, Talent vs practice in musical expertise, Why is it important to practice a musical instrument, and What I learned in a music conservatory that made me a better scientist.
These ancillary materials, created under a Round 15 Textbook Transformation Grant, are developed for use with NOBA Project resources in Introduction to Abnormal Psychology courses.
Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sectors.
This open textbook for Introduction to General Psychology is a remix of newly-created chapters by UWG faculty and existing materials from OpenStax Psychology. The text was created under a Round Eight Textbook Transformation Grant.
This four-credit course is designed to cover a variety of personality theories including the theoretical and scientific explanations for individuals' characteristic patterns of perception, thought, emotion and behavior. Emphasizes the understanding and mastery of personality constructs applied to students’ personal and professional lives. Recommended: PSY 201A or 202A. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the Course
Students should be able to:
-Analyze the determinants of personality characteristics to better understand their effects on cognitions, emotions, and behavior.
-Think critically about and apply theoretical and research-based explanations for human behavior in order to successfully negotiate the challenges of daily living.
-Apply the major personality domains and theories to better understand one’s own behavior and the behavior of others.
Surveys the history, theories, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the spectrum of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: PSY 201A or 202A. Audit available.
1. Enhance personal and social interactions by using the knowledge of the history and major theories of abnormal behavior.
2. Better understand one’s own and others’ behavior by applying the knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, classification systems and Diagnostic & Statistics Manual (DSM) categories.
3. Be a more effective consumer of and advocate for mental health care services through an understanding of the various approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.
These resources were created to compliment our undergraduate statistics lab manual, Applied Data Analysis in Psychology: Exploring Diversity with Statistics, published by Kendall Hunt publishing company. Like our lab manual, these JASP walk-through guides meaningfully and purposefully integrate and highlight diversity research to teach students how to analyze data in an open-source statistical program. The data sets utilized in these guides are from open-access databases (e.g., Pew Research Center, PLoS One, ICPSR, and more). Guides with step-by-step instructions, including annotated images and examples of how to report findings in APA format, are included for the following statistical tests: independent samples t test, paired samples t test, one-way ANOVA, two factor ANOVA, chi-square test, Pearson correlation, simple regression, and multiple regression.
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- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Ashlyn Moraine
- Asia Palmer
- Hannah Osborn
- Kelsey Humphrey
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The following are discussion questions, research assignments, and slides presentations for teaching Research Methods in Psychology.