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Definition “ Psychology is the _______ study of ________ and _______ processes. ” - Atkinson
Definition “ Psychology is the scientific study of ________ and ______ processes. ” - Atkinson
Definition “ Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and ______ processes. ” - Atkinson
Definition “ Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. ” - Atkinson
Definition “ Psychology is the science that studies behaviour and the physiological and cognitive processes that underlie it, and it is the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. ” - Weiten
Activity one Shaking hands 「握手看心理」 1. Shake hands with 3 classmates. 2. Try to remember your hand shaking experience 16
Psychology of handshake Try to think over... 1. The differences in the completeness of grip, temperature, dryness, strength, duration, and eye contact during the handshaking process with different classmates. 2. What subjective impression on them can you draw? 3. Will such handshake characteristics correlate to individual personality traits? 17
Research reveals that... "firm handshake" “ weak handshake ” personality traits - "openness to new experience" and extraversion - more open and outgoing - score higher on measures of "neuroticism" - display more "shyness." first impression goodpoor impacts on different genders - stronger for women
What more... 1. strength –vigor, confident, an unconscious display of authority 2. temperature –healthy, positive in emotion 19
Handshake etiquette ─ 「敵不動, 我不動」 Under what social situation you should not take the lead to shake hands with others? 20
When he / she is... 1. a lady 2. a senior 3. an elder
http://everydaypsychology.com/2006/11/ does-handshake-matter.html Paul G. Mattiuzzi, Ph.D. 11/09/2006
Application of mnemonic skills in study How to memorize definitions?
Defence Mechanism A psychoanalytic term that describes the unconscious process by which the ego prevent unacceptable anxiety- provoking conflicts from becoming conscious.
Defense Mechanism A psychoanalytic term that describes the unconscious process by which the ego prevent unacceptable anxiety-provoking conflicts from becoming conscious.
Defense Mechanism A psychoanalytic term that describes the unconscious process by which the ego prevent unacceptable anxiety-provoking conflicts from becoming conscious. 5 7 4 3 1 2 6
Assessment 1. Quiz20% 2. Group Project: Oral Presentation 20% Written Report 20% Peer Review10% 3. Examination30%
3.1 Quiz (20%) Students will have one quiz. The quiz will tentatively take place in the lecture of WEEK 8.
3.2 Group Project (50%) Students are also assessed through class participation: 3.2.1 Students in group of 4-5 need to conduct a presentation based on one of the topics covered in the lectures. 3.2.2 The presentation should last for 30 minutes. 3.2.3 Each group needs to hand in a group report in English (around 1,000 - 1300 words) one week after the presentation.
Week Lecture Topics (2 hours/week) Tutorial Topics (1 hour/week) Week 1 Perspectives in Psychology The five perspectives in contemporary psychology: biological perspective, psychoanalytic perspective, cognitive perspective, behavioral perspective, and humanistic perspective Course outline, requirement and assessment Week 2 Scientific Foundations of Psychology Methods of study in Psychology: naturalistic observations, survey, case study, experiment, and correlation research Group forming Group project guidelines Week 3 Sensation & Perception The Gestalt laws of organizations, top-down and bottom-up processing, perceptual constancy, depth perception, and motion perception Research methods Week 4 Learning & Behavior Analysis Classical conditioning and its relevance to everyday behaviors Sensation & Perception Week 5 Learning & Behavior Analysis Operant conditioning and its application *Presentation 1: Sensation & Perception
Week Lecture Topics (2 hours/week) Tutorial Topics (1 hour/week) Week 6 Memory Three memory systems Memory and forgetting Methods for improving memory Learning Week 7Motivation IMemory Week 8Quiz I (Week 1 – Week 7) *Presentation 2: Learning & Behavior Week 9Motivation II *Presentation 3: Memory Week 10 Attitudes Factors affecting attitudes Persuasive communication Attitudes and Behavior Motivation
Week Lecture Topics (2 hours/week) Tutorial Topics (1 hour/week) Week 11 Personality I Basic issues in personality Psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and trait views on personality Evaluate different perspectives of personality Personality and daily life *Presentation 4: Motivation / Memory Week 12Personality IIPersonality Week 13 Social Influence and Human Relationship I Mechanism of different social influence Social influence and daily life Social Influence Week 14Social Influence and Human Relationship II *Presentation 5: Personality Week 15Revision *Presentation 6: Social Influence