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Weblog for Introductory Psychology


Posted: April 5th, 2012 by psyc001

Welcome to the Introductory Psychology blog. One of the primary goals of Psyc 001 at UVM is to introduce students to the ways in which psychologists try to understand behavior. We believe that whether you continue on in psychology or not, understanding how to critically analyze what you read and hear will make you a more informed consumer of psychology. In this blog, I’ll be posting reflections on the discussions we had during class. I’ll offer clarification and expansion of the points we covered. And I’ll give a preview of what’s to come.

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Blog is now here

Posted: September 29th, 2010 by psyc001

This is the PSYC 001 blog.


Posted: February 25th, 2010 by psyc001

I just want to remind people of some things on the web that may help with really understanding this material.

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Seeing the neurons among the trees

Posted: February 24th, 2010 by psyc001

Among the topics discussed in class on Tuesday (Feb 23) was the analogy between a neuron and a tree. Some even got to witness my lack of artistic ability (I can’t draw; I can hardly print any longer). But in addition to getting our head back in the game of biopsychology, I wanted that particular exercise to get people thinking about how they’re learning — in other words, thinking about thinking.

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Learning by the book

Posted: February 20th, 2010 by psyc001

With class on Tuesday, Feb. 9, we were largely done with our focused review of research methodology. For the remainder of the course, we’ll be applying what we learned to explore the major sub-domains of the field: biopsychology; learning, memory, and cognition; development; social psychology; and abnormal behavior. But we’re not done learning about methods.

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