Assignments and Documents from the class for Honors Psychology will be found below. Welcome to the class!


Q3 Extended Writing exercise instructions and rubric:

PPt on Observational Learning (Bandura):

PPt on Operant Conditioning:

PPt on Classical Conditioning:

Library and Computer Lab Glogster Project: Psychologists, Psychological Schools, and Theories

Goal: There are four different goals in this project.

a) Know how to search effectively for relevant material in written sources and on the internet.

b) Be able to correctly cite your sources from written sources and the internet for a research paper.

c) Produce an informative and interesting short research essay that includes a bibliography; this will also be integrated into a Glogster interactive poster.

d) Utilize your own and others’ Glogster projects to inform yourself about the different major psychoanalytic approaches that arose along with and after Freud.

Process: We will work on this project twice in lab. You will need to work on it as homework (at home or in the library), as well. There will be no other homework during this period. Your research essay and Glog will be due at the end of the class on Thursday, February 7. The online “Test” that follows it will be due in class Tuesday, February 12.

Grading: Your grade will consist of the following (100 pts. possible)—

1. professional conduct in the computer lab 5%
2. Research essay 25%

3. Glog 25%

4. on-line test 45%

Topic: You will be assigned a topic from the list below. Each student will cover a different major thinker in the field of psychology. We will pool our knowledge through student presentations in order to gain an overview of major fields of thought in modern psychology.

Formatting: Your Glog should contain a bibliography that uses MLA style. All written text in your Glog must be your own. Any direct quotations must be cited within the text using the author/date system. I will help you with that if you need it. As always, there will be no tolerance for plagiarism, which will earn you a zero on the Glog. Plagiarism is the use of both someone else's words and their thoughts without proper citation.

Research essay instructions: You will produce an expository research essay of 400 to 600 words that gives basic information about your subject. You will use at least four different sources of information from the web that you research. Your starting point for research can be Prof. George Boeree’s online textbook of different psychoanalytic traditions:

You may use Wikipedia as another source. Two other sources must come from university, research institute/organizations, or major psychological/psychiatric organization sites.

Research essay guidelines: 400 to 600 words (exclusive of bibliography); MLA formatting; no plagiarism; includes the following:

  1. important biographical details about the founder of the school;
  2. information about the most important ideas from your subject/school;
  3. whether this person/school is still important today;
  4. what type(s) of therapy evolved from the person/school;
  5. what types of dysfunctions/disorders respond best to the therapy related to the subject/school;
  6. anything else you found important and interesting.

Glog instructions: In your Glog, you will

  1. Integrate the major information from your essay into text blocks and captions. (This must include a separate text block for your bibliographic sources.)
  2. Incorporate at least three images that are relevant (images must have captions and sources).
  3. Design your Glog to be both informational and attractive to potential readers.

You then will complete an Open-Glog assessment next week, using everyone’s Glogs. That assessment will be worth 45 points, for 100 points possible on this lab project.


1. Sigmund Freud and his psychosexual theory of human development.

2. C. G. Jung and his psychodynamic theory of human development.

3. B. F. Skinner and his behavioral theory of human development.

4. Jean Piaget and his theory of human cognitive development.

5. Albert Bandura and his theory of human cognitive development.

6. Karen Horney and her theory of human psychological development.

7. Alfred Adler and his theory of human psychological development.

8. Erik Erikson and his theory of human psychological development.

9. Carl Rogers and his theory of human psychological/personal development.

10. Abraham Maslow and his theory of human psychological/personal development.

11. Lawrence Kohlberg and his theory of human moral development. (You will not find him at the Boeree site. Look here for your first reference, instead:


Disorders PPt slides

Semester 1 Syllabus

AY2013, Quarter 1

Week of October 1, 2012

  • Monday: Vocabulary work on mod. 32. Homework: Finish work on vocabulary sheet and mod. 32 self-test as necessary.
  • Tuesday: In-class locus of control diagnostic test. Review of mod. 32 self-test and vocabulary worksheet. Homework: Skim mod. 33.
  • Wednesday: Introduction to mod. 33 concepts. Homework: Review and take notes on mod. 33.
  • Thursday: Continue work on mod. 33 concepts (group worksheets). Homework: Begin work on mod. 33 self-test (due next Monday). Complete the mod. 33 worksheets as necessary for Monday.
  • Friday: College Friday. Understanding priorities and how they relate to the college selection process and the college essay. Priority grid exercise. Homework: Review mod. 33. Mod. 33 self-test and in-class worksheets will be due Monday. If you can, look ahead and skim mod. 34.

Week of September 24, 2012

  • Monday: College Monday (to make up for last week): Writing the college essay. (Handouts with material from Smith College, Johns Hopkins University, and Carleton College.) Worksheet on experimental design due.
  • Tuesday: Review of mod. 2 and research in psychology. PPt Slide Show for Review below. Homework: Quiz on mod. 2 and research in psychology.

  • Wednesday: Quiz on mod. 2. Begin Social aspects of psychology (if time). Homework: Skim mod. 32.
  • Thursday: Social Thinking and Social Influence. Begin to review the work of Asch, Milgram, and Zimbardo. Homework: Review and take notes on mod. 32.
  • Friday: College Friday. Financial aid and scholarships. Homework: Complete and write out the self-test for mod. 32 over the weekend (including the brief essay).

Week of September 17, 2012

  • Monday: Introduction to experimentation in psychology. Homework: Read mod 2. Begin to take careful notes.

  • Tuesday: Types of experimentation. Introduction to write-up exercise. Homework: Review handout and begin work on experiment write-up.

  • Wednesday: Continue research strategies review with work on the exercise. In-class memorization exercise. Homework: Continue work on experiment write-up.
  • Thursday: Complete in-class memorization excersice; discussion of results. Homework: Continue work on experiment write-up. Review mod. 2.
  • Friday: Video and discussion. Homework: Continue work on experiment write-up. At this point only the worksheet portion is due. You may do the formal write-up for extra credit. College Friday will take place on Monday.

Week of September 10, 2012

  • Monday: We will review the current event assignment and discuss topics that you discovered. Our emphasis will be on whether the articles dealt with good science or not. I will discuss the upcoming lab. We will distribute textbooks. Homework: Current Event #1 (due today); if you did not finish it, finish it before lab tomorrow. Try to review one of the websites mentioned in the lab write-up in order to be prepared before you get to lab tomorrow. Cover your textbook.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Careers in psychology survey lab. (See lab handout below.) You do not need to bring your textbook today.

  • Friday: Distribution of Quiz 1 and discussion. College Friday. Homework: Skim Mod. 2 in the textbook, then read it more carefully and outline the major points that you read. (Due Monday.) You do not need to bring your textbook today.

Week of September 3, 2012

  • Monday: No class. Labor Day.
  • Tuesday: Introduction to the history of psychology. Distribution of textbooks. Homework: Skim through mod. 1 and begin to familiarize yourself with the history and "perspectives" (also called schools) of psychology.
  • Wednesday: I may be out for jury duty. If I am out, then you will be responsible for reading mod.1, taking notes, and working on the self test on pp. 15-16. You may work in groups, but you should write out the self-test yourself for practice.
  • Thursday: Review of concepts from mod.1. Group work. Review for mini-quiz tomorrow. Homework: Review the self-test and prepare for a mini-quiz on material from the self-test.
  • Friday: Mini-Quiz. College Friday #1. Homework: Current Event #1 (something related to psychology).

Week of August 28, 2012

  • Tuesday: Introductions, group work on introductory concepts for psychology. Homework: Review your work from class today.

  • Wednesday: Continue group work on psychology concepts. Introduction to writing a business letter. Homework: Begin your business letter of introduction to me. This will be due next Tuesday, after the long weekend.

  • Thursday: Continue work on the letter. Overview of the class and how things will work. Homework: Continue and finish your business letter of introduction to me. This will be due when you return on Tuesday.

No class on Friday, August 31 or on Monday, September 3.