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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Assignments Due on or before the Sunday after our classroom coverage


Dates of Lectures

Reading

| PDF of Lecture Slides |

 Assignments

 

 

Aug 25 & 27


 

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Nature and Nurture

|intro| interactions | environment | biology |
optional audio on bblearn: | theory 1| theory 2 | research |

HW1 (Chap 1) on BBlearn, due by Sunday midnight August 30
Take a look at HW2 - get a start

 

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Sep 1 & 3

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development

| prenatal development|teratogens1|teratogens2|

optional extra credit 1: Chap 1  (Thursday in class – typed, 1 page’ish)
HW2 (Chap 3 & 4)
 on BBlearn, Sept 6
HW3 (Chap 3) on BBlearn, Sept 6
Take home
EXAM (Chapter 1-4) given out (Thursday)

 

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Sep 8 & 10

Chapter 4: Birth and the Newborn Baby

| birth choices| birth stages| the newborn |

optional extra credit 2: Chap 4, Sept 10  (Thursday in class – typed, 1 page’ish)

 

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Sep 15 & 17

Chapter 5:Physical Development

| infant growth| brain development| motor skills|

 Take home EXAM #1 due (Tuesday in class), Sep 15

 

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Sep 22 & 24

Chapter 6 : Cognitive Development

|| piaget|  information processing | language |

 HW 4 (Chap 6) on BBlearn, Sept 27
optional extra credit 3:Chap 6, Sept 24 
 (Thursday in class)
Take home
EXAM (Chapter 5-7) given out (Thursday)

 

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Sep 29 & Oct 1


 

Chapter 7: Social/Emotional Development

|infant personality | temperament | infant emotion |

 HW 5 (Chap 7) on BBlearn, Oct 4
optional extra credit 4:Chap 7, Oct 1
 (Thursday in class)

 

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Oct 6 & 8

Chapter 8: Physical Development Chapter 9: Cognitive Development

|growth| gross/fine motor development | Piaget |

Take home EXAM #2- Chapter 5-7 due (Tuesday), Oct 6

 

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Oct 13 & 15

Chapter 9: Cognitive Development
Chapter 10: Social Development

| More Cognitive Theory| IQ and Language | Personality |

 HW 6 (Chap 9)  on BBlearn, Oct 18
optional extra credit 5:
Chap 9, Oct 15   (Thursday in class)
Take home
EXAM (Chapter 8-10) given out (Thursday)

 

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Oct 20 & 22

Chapter 10: Social Development
Chapter 11 : Physical Development

 |Parenting| Morality and Gender | |Growth| Gross/ fine motor skill|

HW 7 (Chap 10) on BBlearn, Oct 25
HW 8 due (Chap 8-10) on BBlearn
, Oct 25
optional extra credit 6:
Chap 10, Oct 22 (Thursday in class)

 

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Oct 27 & 29

Chapter 12: Cognitive Development

| Piaget |Information Processing| IQ|

 EXAM #3- Chapter 8-10 due (Tuesday), Oct 27
HW 9 (Chap 11) on BBlearn, Nov 1
HW 10 (Chap 12) on BBlearn, Nov 1

 

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Nov 3 & 5


 

Chapter 13: Social/Emotional Development

 |Achievement | Personality |Relationships| Stress|

HW 11  (Chap 13) on BBlearn, Nov 8
HW 12  (review Chap 11-13) on BBlearn, Nov 8
optional extra credit 8:Chap 13a
, Nov 5 (Thursday in class)
optional extra credit 9:Chap 13b, Nov 5 
(Thursday in class)
Take home
EXAM #4 (Chapter 11-13) given out (Tuesday)

 

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Nov 10 & 12

Chapter 14: Physical Development in Adolescence

|Growth| Puberty| Disorders|

 EXAM #4: Chapter 11-13 due in class (Thursday) 
HW 13 (Chapter 14) on BBlearn, Nov 15
optional extra credit 10:
Chap 14, Nov 12  (Thursday in class)

 

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Nov 17 & 19

Chapter 15: Cognitive Development

 |Piaget| Achievement| Career|

 HW 14 (Chap 15) on BBlearn, Nov 29 – extended for Thanksgiving
optional extra credit 11: Chap 15, Nov 19
 (Thursday in class)
Take home
EXAM (part of final) (Chapter 14-17) given out (Thursday)

 

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Nov 23-27

Holiday Break

 

 Ah, just go ahead and enjoy yourself… no work

 

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Dec 1 & 3

Chapter 16: Social/ Emotional Development


 

| Personality| Peers & Family| Emotional Problems|
no class Dec 1 and Dec 3 – audio  lectures will be on bblearn

HW 15 due (Chap 16) on BBlearn, Dec 6

 

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Dec 8 & 10


Chapter 17: Emerging Adulthood

|Adult Roles|
no class Dec 8  – audio  lectures will be on bblearn
Final exam option 1 – Dec 10 (see below for option 2)

HW 16 due (Chap 17) on BBlearn, Dec 13
optional extra credit 12:Chap 16, Dec 10
(Thursday in class)

 

NOTE: All experiments points in all psychology classes tabulated and
added to grades at
5pm on Friday Dec 11--
 make any changes needed BEFORE then

Final Exam

Two Options | Your Choice

 Thursday, Dec 10 – 12:30-1:45: comprehensive final exam (in class part of exam plus take home half due) last class

OR

Friday, Dec 18 -- 10 am- 11:15: comprehensive final exam (in class part of exam)

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