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Gp L01 Origins Outline

  1. 1. Welcome to General Psychology General Psychology – Spring 2009 01:830:101:08:54931 TF 10:55-12:15 FS-AUD 01:830:101:09:54932 TF 12:35- 1:55 FS-AUD    Prof. Leonard W. Hamilton SAS Department of Psychology E-mail: LWH@ RUTGERS.EDU Required Textbook: Kalat, J. W. Introduction to Psychology (8 th Ed. ISBN 10: 0-495-45198-3) There are several sections of General Psychology—be sure to purchase the correct book for this section!
  2. 2. Overview of Course <ul><li>The Textbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About the author (James Kalat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loose leaf to save costs (carry a chapter with you) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional study guide and online materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept checks, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign in at sakai.rutgers.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus (Read it often!!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements, Grades, Chat Room, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture outlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice exams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Overview of Course – Cont’d. <ul><li>The Lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are not intended to re-hash textbook material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often cover material that is not in the textbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class bonus points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Exams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three hourly exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unit 1 plus associated lecture material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unit 2 plus associated lecture material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unit 3 plus associated lecture material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Exam – Covers all material </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research Participation All General Psychology sections require either research participation or an alternative paper assignment. For details see syllabus and: http://researchpool.rutgers.edu/
  5. 5. Levels of Engagement <ul><li>Ritual </li></ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Etiquette </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finding Success at SAS <ul><li>Get what you pay for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition & fees - $10,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job you could have - $20,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At $30,000/year for 30 credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This course = $3,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each lecture = $115 ( YIKES!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to class! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Origins of Behavior
  8. 8. Explanations <ul><li>Our Penchant for Explanation– Right or Wrong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Scientific/Pseudo-Scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Witchcraft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mental telepathy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extra-sensory perception </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demons and gods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific/Philosophical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Observable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repeatable </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Big Ideas http://www.williamsclass.com/EighthScienceWork/ImagesEighth/Newton-Apple.jpg <ul><li>Our Understanding Has Been Buttressed by BIG Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newton (1643-1727) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copernicus (1473-1543) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Galileo (1564-1642) </li></ul></ul>Importance of Theory (Andrew Wile’s quote)
  10. 10. Darwin’s Delay <ul><li>Charles Darwin (1809-1892) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voyage of The Beagle (1832-1837) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft of theory (1842) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Origin of Species (1859) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delay: Bodies and Minds are a product of evolution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain Fitzroy’s lament </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Darwin’s Delay “ In the future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be securely based on…the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation.” -- Charles Darwin

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