PSYCH 9B - Psychology Fundamentals

PSYCH 9B: Psychology Fundamentals (Fall 2015, UC Irvine). Instructor: Professor Mark Steyvers. This one of the three courses that are a part of a three-quarter series, cross-listed as "Social Ecology Psy Beh P11 A, B, C" or "Social Sciences Psych 9 A, B, C." All three courses are offered every quarter and can be taken in any order. The series is designed to give students a strong foundation in the major research areas of psychology, including such areas as human cognitive and social development, memory, language, emotional and social behavior, psychopathology, and neuroscience. This course sequence is required for students majoring in Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology and for students majoring in Psychology in the School of Social Sciences. These courses can also be taken by non-majors. In this course specifically, referred to as "Psy Beh P11B" or "Psych 9B," topics to be covered include memory, thinking, language, learning, and cognitive development.


Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - Memory Part I: Memory Distortions Eyewitness Testimony Lineup Studies
Lecture 03 - Memory Part II: Memory Stages and Processes
Lecture 04 - Memory Part III: Forgetting, Encoding and Retrieval, Exceptional Memory
Lecture 05 - Memory Part IV: Memory Systems, Amnesia
Lecture 06 - Learning Part I: Habituation, Classical Conditioning
Lecture 07 - Learning Part II: Instrumental/Operant Conditioning, Observational Learning
Lecture 08 - Thinking Part I: Mental Representations and Visual Imagery, Mind Reading
Lecture 09 - Thinking Part II: Judgment Heuristics, Decision-Making, Reasoning
Lecture 10 - Thinking Part III: Problem Solving
Lecture 11 - Language Part I: Speech Perception, Semantics
Lecture 12 - Language Part II: Language Development
Lecture 13 - Language Part III: Language in Animals, Language and Thought
Lecture 14 - Development Part I: Cognitive Development
Lecture 15 - Development Part II: Socioemotional Development
Lecture 16 - Development Part III: Moral Reasoning

Psychology Fundamentals 9B/11B
Instructor: Professor Mark Steyvers. Syllabus. Lecture Slides and Extra Material. Discussion Section.