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These lectures review and expand on the material in the textbook. They are organized into fifteen topical areas that correspond closely though not exactly with the topical organization of the textbook.

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Lectures

#1 What is Psychology #5 Development #9 Intelligence #13 Personality
#2 Research Methods #6 Learning #10 Consciousness #14 Social
#3 Biology #7 Memory #11 Motivation #15 Abnormal
#4 Sensation and Perception #8 Cognition & Language #12 Emotions  

#1 What is Psychology
2.

Free Will versus Determinism

8'
3.

The Mind-Body Problem

6'
4.

Basic Assumptions of Science

8'
5.

The Binding Problem

6'

# 2 Scientific Methods in Psychology
2.1

Critical Thinking Skills

19'
2.2

Research Methodology

24'
2.3

Descriptive Statistics

26'
2.4

Inferential Statistics

15'

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# 3 Biological Psychology
1.

Neurons and Glia

23'
2.

Action Potential

9'
3.

Synapse

3'
4.

 

 
5.

Divisions of the Nervous System

9'
6.

Brain Anatomy

13'
7.
Effects of Experience on the Brain
10'
8.

Epilepsy

24'
9.

Hemispheric Lateralization

18'
10.

Male-Female Brains and Handedness

13'

# 4 Sensation and Perception
1
13'
2

Touch, Pain, Taste, Smell

14'
2a

Phantom Limb

12'
2b

Synesthesia

9'
3

Pattern Recognition

14'
4

Gestalt Principles and Depth Perception

6'
5

Optical Illusions

3'

# 5 Human Developmentlogo
1. 15'
2

Attachment

15'
3

Evolutionary Psychology

42'
4

Dimensions of Gender

24'
     

# 6 Learning
 
1.

Introduction to Learning

6'
2.

Pavlov and Classical Condtioning

18'
3.

Operant Conditioning Part 1

19'
4.

Operant Conditioning Part 2

7'
5.
Observational Learning
18'

# 7 Memory
1. 16'
2. 10'
3. 10'
4.

Imperfect Memory

29'
5.

Biology of Memory and Amnesia

27'
6.

Infant Amnesia and Alzheimer's Disease

19'

# 8 Cognition and Language
1. 27'
2.

Mental Representation and Categorization

12'
3.

Expertise and Creativity

8'
4.

Cognitive Errors and Behavioral Economics

28'
5.

Psycholinguistics

21'
6.

Language Development

26'

# 9 Inelligence
1.

Types of Tests, Their Reliability, Validity, and Utility

25'
2.

Intelligence Testing

10'
3.

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Intelligence

18'
4.

Theories of Intelligence

8'
 
 
 
6.

Mental Retardation and the Flynn Effect

5'
7.

Predictive Validity of IQ Tests

9'
8.

Race and IQ Test Bias

16'

# 10 States of Consciousnessat
1.

Circadian and Biorhythms

12'
2.

Sleep

33'
3.

Sleep Problems

22'
4.

Dreams

11'
5.

Hypnosis

28'
6.

9 Misconceptions

4'

# 11 Motivation
1.1

Views of Motivation

12'
11.2

Physiology of Hunger and Satiety

13'
11.3

Obesity

14'
11.4

Dieting

15'
11.5

Eating Disorders

20'
11.6

Sexual Behavior of Americans

19'
 

 

 
11.8

Prenatal Sexual Development

21'
11.9

Procrastination

5'
11.10

Job Design, Satisfaction, and Leadership

6'

# 12 Emotions, Stress, and Health
 
1.

Emotions

27'
     

# 13 Personality
1.

Personality Introduction

6'
2.

The Big Five Traits

4'
3.
 
 
4.

Personality Assessment

15'
5.

Psychoanalytic Theory

18'
6.

Neo-Freudians

5'
7.

Defense Mechanisms

6'

# 14 Social Psychology
14.1

First Impressions and Physical Attractiveness

22'
14.2

Attitudes and Cognitive Dissonance

14'
14.3

Attributions

10'
14.4

Stereotypes and Prejudices and Implicit Attitudes

17'
14.6

Obedience to Authority

18'
14.7

Zimbardo: Power of the Situation

25'
14.8

Bystander Effect

26'

# 15 Abnormality Behavior
15.1

Defining Abnormal Behavior

12'
15.2

DSM-IV-TR

12'
15.3

DSM Critics

20'
15.6

Mood Disorders

20'
15.7

Schizophrenia

14'




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