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Topic outline

  • College Psychology

  • What is Psychology ch 1

    Definitions of Psych a science.

    Mental process.

    Professional applications.

  • Psychological research ch 2

    Description of the major school of psychology



    Case studies



  • Genes and the environment ch 3




    Human diversity.

    Biology and Intellect.

    Beyong Nature and Nurture.

  • The Brain

    Nervous system

    Communication and the nervous system.

    Mapping the brain.

    Anatomy of the Brain.

  • Body rhythms and mental states ch 5

    The tides of experience.

    Culture and biological rhythms.

    Sleep and dreams.

    The dream world.

    Consciousness and drugs.

  • Sensation and perception ch 6

    The senses.

    Vision and perception.

    Perception and power.

  • Learning and Conditioning

    Classical conditioning.

    Operant conditioning.

    Learning and the mind.

  • Behavior and culture ch 8

    Roles and Rules

    Social influences on belief and behavior.

    Individual and groups.

    Group Identity.

    Human nature?

  • Thinking and Intelligence ch 9

    Thought, using what you know

    Reason and Rational thinking.

    Barriers to rational thought.

    Hindsite bias.

    Measuring intelligence.


  • Memory ch 10

    The past

    Memory and power of suggestion.

    Pursuit of memory.

    How we remember and why we forget.

  • Emotion and stress ch 11

    The nature of emotion

    Emotion and culture


    Coping and stress.

  • Motivation

    The social animal.

    Motives and values.

  • Development over the life span ch 13

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