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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 26 & 28

 

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 31
Take a look at HW2 - get a start

 

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Sep 2 & 4

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 7
HW3 (Chap 3) on BBlearn, Sept 7

 

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Sep 9 & 11

Chapter 4: Birth and the Newborn Baby

| birth choices| birth stages| the newborn |

 Take home EXAM (Chapter 1-4) given out (Thursday)
optional extra credit 2: Chap 4  (Thursday in class – typed, 1 page’ish)

 

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Sep 16 & 18

Chapter 5:Physical Development

| infant growth| brain development| motor skills|

 Take home EXAM due (Thursday in class)

 

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Sep 23 & 25

Chapter 6 : Cognitive Development

|| piaget|  information processing | language |

 HW 4 (Chap 6) on BBlearn, Sept 28
optional extra credit 3:Chap 6   (Thursday in class)

 

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Sep 30 & Oct 2

 

Chapter 7: Social/Emotional Development

|infant personality | temperament | infant emotion |

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

 

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Oct 7 & 9

Chapter 8: Physical Development in Early Childhood

|growth| gross/fine motor development |

EXAM #2- Chapter 5-7 (Tuesday), Oct 7

 

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Oct 14 & 16

Chapter 9: Cognitive Development

|Piaget| More Cognitive Theory| IQ and Language |

 HW 6 (Chap 9)  on BBlearn, Oct 19
optional extra credit 5: Chap 9   (Thursday in class)

 

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Oct 21 & 23

Chapter 10: Social Development

|Personality | Parenting| Morality and Gender |

HW 7 (Chap 10) on BBlearn, Oct 26
HW 8 due (Chap 8-10) on BBlearn
, Oct 26
(look over #8 before the exam)

 

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Oct 28 & 30

Chapter 11: Physical Development in Middle Childhood

|Growth| Gross/ fine motor skill|

 EXAM #3- Chapter 8-10 (Tuesday), Oct 28
HW 9 (Chap 11) on BBlearn, Nov 2
optional extra credit 6: Chap 10(Thursday in class)

 

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Nov 4 & 6
No class Nov 6

Chapter 12: Cognitive Development

| Piaget|
audio on bblearn: | Information Processing| IQ|

HW 10 (Chap 12) on BBlearn, Nov 9
optional extra credit 7:Chap 11 (Tuesday, Nov 11 in class)

 

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Nov 11 & 13

Chapter 13: Social/Emotional Development

 |Achievement | Personality |Relationships| Stress|

HW 11  (Chap 13) on BBlearn, Nov 16
HW 12  (review Chap 11-13) on BBlearn, Nov 16
optional extra credit 8:Chap 13a  (Thursday in class)
optional extra credit 9:Chap 13b  (Thursday in class)

 

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Nov 18 & 20

Chapter 14: Physical Development in Adolescence

|Growth| Puberty| Disorders|

 EXAM #4: Chapter 11-13 (Tuesday) 
HW 13 (Chapter 14) on BBlearn, Nov 30
optional extra credit 10:
Chap 14  (Thursday in class)

 

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Nov 25 & 27

Holiday Break

 

 Ah, just go ahead and enjoy yourself… no work

 

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Dec 2 & 4

Chapter 15: Cognitive Development

 |Piaget| Achievement| Career|

 HW 14 (Chap 15) on BBlearn, Dec 7
optional extra credit 11:Chap 15  (Thursday in class)

 

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Dec 9 & 11

Chapter 16: Social/ Emotional Development
Chapter 17: Emerging Adulthood

| Personality| Peers & Family| Emotional Problems| |Adult Roles|

HW 15 due (Chap 16) on BBlearn, Dec 14
HW 16 due (Chap 17) on BBlearn, Dec 14
optional extra credit 12:Chap 16 (Thursday in class)

 

NOTE: All experiments points in all psychology classes tabulated and
added to grades at
5pm on Friday Dec 12--  make any changes needed BEFORE then
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Finals Week

Thursday,  Dec 18, 10 am- noon comprehensive final in our regular classroom

 | comprehensive final exam, Thursday 10 am-12 noon |

My office (Forney Hall, Room 013) will be open to review your past exams:
Tuesday, Dec 16: 10am-3pm
Wednesday, Dec 17: 9am-Noon

 

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