Test 1: Oct 16 (24%) Chapters 1-4, Appendix B, plus lectures
Test 2: (exam period: Dec 5-21) (24%) Chapters 6,7,10,11 plus lectures/media following previous test to and
including Nov 20.
Test 3: Feb 26 (24%) Chapters 5,8,12,13 plus lectures/media from Nov 27 to date.
Test 4: (exam period: Apr 4-20) (24%) Chapters 14-16, 9 plus lectures/media following previous test to date.
SHOULD WEATHER OR OTHER PROBLEMS MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD TESTS ON
THE DATE SCHEDULED, THEY WILL BE HELD THE NEXT LECTURE PERIOD
This course will be conducted in a lecture format with films and occasional in class demonstrations. The
lectures will discuss and expand upon text readings. The first lectures will follow the text fairly closely but
as the course progresses the lectures will deviate from the text. Although not all text material will be
discussed directly in class you are responsible for the material for test purposes. Some of the lectures
will discuss material not available in the text. Again, you are responsible for this material as well as
films shown in class. If you miss a class, try to borrow notes from a classmate.
When studying for tests, do not study just from the text or just from the lecture notes. Films and
videos will be shown from time to time and general questions derived from this material may appear on
tests. Periodically, research demonstrations and experiments will be conducted in class. These are generally
designed to illustrate important concepts or to give experience in participating in a subject role in research.
Although direct participation is voluntary, it is encouraged and the results of any such exercise will be
discussed in class where relevant and questions based on this material may appear on tests. If in doubt as to
the material to be examined on tests, please ask the TA or Dr. Goldberg.
(Posting of Grades, updates, PowerPoint slides, and other important information)
The Moodle course site has important information about the course (including a copy of this course
outline) and most of the lecture slides in PowerPoint format. These slides are not a substitute for
attending lectures and taking notes . The grades will also be posted on this site. New information
concerning the course, such as make-up exam information (date, time and room) will be posted.
It is your responsibility to check the Moodle site for this course frequently for updates.
Go to: http://moodle.yorku.ca/index.htm to learn how to access and use Moodle
FALL TERM 2012
DATE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF TOPICS
1. Sep. 11 Introduction Ch. 1
2. Sep. 18 Research Methods Ch. 2
3. Sep. 25 Looking at humans in action (Movie: Twelve Angry Men and discussion)
4. Oct 2 Biological Basis of Behaviour Ch. 3
5. Oct. 9 Sensation and Perception Ch. 4
6. Oct. 16 Test 1: Chapters 1-4, appendix plus lectures/media
7. Oct. 23 Learning Ch. 6
8. Oct. 30 Human Memory Ch. 7
9. Nov. 6 Motivation and Emotion Ch. 10
10. Nov. 13 Motivation and Emotion Ch. 10
11. Nov. 20 Human Development Ch. 11
12. Nov. 27 Variations in Consciousness. (this lecture and chapter will be tested on test 3)
Test 2: Chapters 6,7,10,11 plus lectures/media from after Test 1 to and
including Nov. 20