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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

   

Jan 15

 

Introduction to class

|intro| being the best learners we can be|
optional audio on bblearn for chapter 1: | theory 1| theory 2 | research |


Take a look at HW2 - get a start

 

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Jan 20 & 22


Chapter 2: Nature and Nurture

| interactions | environment | biology |

HW1 (Chap 1) on BBlearn, due by Sunday midnight Jan 25

optional extra credit 1: Chap 1  (Thursday in class typed, 1 or so)

 

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Jan 27 & 29

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development

| prenatal development|teratogens1|teratogens2||||

 Take home EXAM 1 (Chapter 1-4) given out (Thursday)
HW2 (Chap 3 & 4)
 on BBlearn, Feb 1
HW3 (Chap 3) on BBlearn, Feb 1

 

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Feb 3 & 5

Chapter 4: Birth and the Newborn Baby

| birth choices| birth stages| the newborn |

optional extra credit 2: Chap 4  (Thursday in class typed, 1 page or so)

 

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Feb 10 & 12

Chapter 5:Physical Development

| infant growth| brain development| motor skills|

 Take home EXAM 1 due (Tuesday in class)

 

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Feb 17 & 19

 

Chapter 6 : Cognitive Development

|| piaget|  information processing | language |

 HW 4 (Chap 6) on BBlearn, Feb 22
optional extra credit 3:Chap 6 
 (Thursday in class)
Take home EXAM 2 (Chapter 5-7) given out (Thursday)

 

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Feb 24 & 26

Chapter 7: Social/Emotional Development

|infant personality | temperament | infant emotion |

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

 

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Mar 3 & 5

Chapter 8: Physical Development
Chapter 9
: Cognitive Development

|growth| gross/fine motor development |Piaget| More Cognitive Theory|

Take home EXAM 2 due (Tuesday in class)

HW6 (Chap 9)  on BBlearn, Mar 8
optional extra credit 5:
Chap 9   (Thursday in class)

 

 

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Mar 10 & 12

Chapter 9: Cognitive Development
Chapter 10
: Social Development

|IQ and Language |Personality | Parenting|

HW 7 (Chap 10) on BBlearn, Mar 22 (extended due to Spring Break)
HW 8 due (Chap 8-10) on BBlearn, Mar 22 (extended due to Spring Break)
Take home
EXAM 3 (Chapter 8-10) given out (Thursday)

 

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Mar 16-20

Spring Break

 

 Relax, Rest, Have Fun, Take a Break

 

 

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Mar 24 & 26

 

Chapter 10: Social Development
Chapter 11
: Physical Development


| Gender
|Growth| Gross/ fine motor skill|

HW 9 (Chap 11) on BBlearn, Mar 29
optional extra credit 6:
Chap 10 (Thursday in class)
optional extra credit 7:Chap 11
(Thursday in class)

 

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Mar 31 & Apr 2

Chapter 12: Cognitive Development

| Piaget| Information Processing| IQ |Achievement |

Take home EXAM 3 due (Tuesday in class)

HW 10 (Chap 12) on BBlearn, Apr 5

Take home EXAM 4 (Chapter 11-13) given out (Thursday)

 

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Apr 7 & 9

Chapter 13: Social/Emotional Development

|Personality |Relationships| Stress|

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

 

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Apr 14 & 16

Chapter 14: Physical Development in Adolescence

|Growth| Puberty| Disorders|

Take home EXAM 4 due (Tuesday in class)

HW 13 (Chapter 14) on BBlearn, Apr 19
optional extra credit 10:
Chap 14  (Thursday in class)

 

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Apr 21 and 23

Chapter 15: Cognitive Development

 |Piaget| Achievement| Career|

 HW 14 (Chap 15) on BBlearn, Apr 26

Take home EXAM 5 (Chapter 14-17) given out (Thursday)

 

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Apr 28 & 30

Chapter 16: Social/ Emotional Development

 

| Personality| Peers & Family| Emotional Problems|

HW 15 due (Chap 16) on BBlearn, May 3
optional extra credit 11:Chap 15
 (Thursday in class)

 

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May 5 & 7


Chapter 17: Emerging Adulthood

|Adult Roles|

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

Take home EXAM 5 due (Tuesday in class)/ (graded exam will be returned Thursday)

 

 

 

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NOTE: All experiments points in all psychology classes tabulated and
added to grades at
5pm on Friday May 8--
 make any changes needed BEFORE then

Finals Week

Friday, May 15, 10 am- noon comprehensive final in our regular classroom

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

50 questions drawn from take home exams plus 5 short answer questions

 

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