Saturday, September 29, 2012

Behaviorism Keynote

I normally try to upload the keynotes just as they are in class.  This was so movie heavy that the upload was too tedious.  I have included links to the youtube clips shown.  Hope it's helpful!

Review sheet on Historical Perspectives

The primary area of focus for this part of the unit was the Psychoanalytic Perspective.  Therefore that perspective makes up the majority of the review sheet.  However, you should be familiar with the basic ideas of the behavioral perspective, and, importantly, the key ways that perspective differs from the psychoanalytic perspective.

The review sheet itself can be found here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Historical Perspectives on Psychology

Playing a little catch up with this post.

1.  You should be familiar with Freud's division of the mind.

2.  You should have a basic understanding of Freud's psychosexual stages of development.  If you missed the discussion in class, read the second half of the Freud packet, and answer the questions found here.

3.  We will be learning about Defense Mechanisms in class.  I will update this post to include the keynote presentation.

3a.  Here's the keynote on Defense Mechanisms:

4.  We will also be talking about the behavioral perspective.  You have been given an edited version of the article Behaviourism: The Early Years, by Robert Wozniak.  It can be found at the link in an unedited version.  Here are the accompanying questions, which are due on Monday, October 1st (for block 3) and Friday, September 28th (blocks 4 and 6).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

How to construct an experiment

Remember: You will be asked to identify parts of an experiment in a given example, as well as construct your own experiment using the relevant terms.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Research Methods Info

Clicking around here, you can find pretty much everything from class about research methods, with the exception of the experimental research method.  Those notes will be posted tomorrow.

Here is the Research Methods Chart, which covers the strengths, weaknesses, and optimal time to use each research method.  You should note that this chart is blank.  If you need information, please check with a classmate.

The articles from the Boston Globe that conflate correlation with causation are here.  The in-class worksheet is helpful to tease out the differences between correlation and causation.

Stay tuned for the experimental method.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Perspectives Keynote

Here's the notes from class the past few days.  Remember, these perspectives don't explain every behavior; they provide a way to understand behavior in general.

Don't forget: Quiz on Monday, September 10!