Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

We will go through the Learning Activity 1.1 Goals of Psychology together today to insure understanding.

The 4 Goals of Psychology:

  1. Description
  2. Explanation
  3. Prediction
  4. Control

We will also learn about the History of Psychology by viewing a powerpoint and taking notes on the Terms to Know sheet handed out in class today.

History of Psychology PPT

Students will complete an assignment about the History of Psychology (due tomorrow if not finished during class).

The Why Study Psychology? assignment is due today.


Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

We will start today’s class learning more about the Bystander Effect that we talked about yesterday. What are your thoughts about this? What would you do? We’ll discuss….

Students will also read about the 4 Goals of Psychology and work on a learning activity related to this topic that will be handed out in class (hand in).

4 Goals of Psychology Reading

Read:  Why Study Psychology? Reading

Answer the 4 questions at the end of the reading – Section 1 Assessment (on looseleaf). Hand in.

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Welcome to Psychology 40S!

I’m Melanie Fenton and I’m teaching your Psychology 40S course that begins today and ends in June.

Use this blog when you’ve missed a class so you can catch up on any work we have done in class. Assignments are not posted here so you have to come to class to get them.

You may also use this blog to check out any of the links to YouTube clips, films, readings, etc. that I’ll provide to extend your understanding of course-related topics.

This is the first day of class. If you didn’t get the course outline in class, you can read it here:  Psychology 40S Course Outline – 2017-18

Today we will go over some course expectations and an overview of important information about WAEC:

  • All assignments that are handed in need to be written in pen (blue or black), pencil, or typed.
  • Sign in when you come to class and sign out if you leave early.
  • Course outline –attendance and handing in work on time is IMPORTANT!
  • Check the blog if you miss a class.

More info:  Welcome to Psychology PPT

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology PPT

Homework: Complete the Intro to Psych study guide booklet that was handed out in class, using the PowerPoint on this blog (above).




































































































































































































































































































































Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Today is the last day of this course. The exam is next week on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 12:00 – 3:00.

We will review some concepts about improving and forgetting Memory today and students will work on an open-book/note quiz.

Memory Crossword Review Key

Memory Techniques:

Retrograde Amnesia:

Anterograde Amnesia: