Psychology 11a, Fall 2002


 
CLASS BULLETINS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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            Last Update 12/10/02  6pm


 

(12/10/02)  FINAL GRADES (as reported to the registrar) will be posted on Blackboard tomorrow … following a check for fulfillment of the Research

                        Participation Requirement.

 

(12/10/02)  FOURTH & FIFTH EXAM Grades are now posted on the “Blackboard” system. Log on at  -  http://courses.duke.edu/

                         Performance on the fourth test was better than previous tests. Average = 43.2  (see syllabus for details on course grade, but basically multiply by

                              2 for your grade)  Note changes to the grading noted below were made after the initial post to Blackboard. Check after

                              6pm 12/10/02 to make sure you have the final modified grades for the tests.

 

                         **After looking at it, we decided the question on the gambler was not coherent and added 1 point to everyone’s score.

                         **For the question on the processing of information for memory a or d were accepted as correct.

                         

(12/10/02)  FOURTH EXAM KEY--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------           

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                                      a             

 

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Key Test 4 (Version 2):  123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0 

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                                   a

                                                                                       

 

                         **For the 5th Exam, on consideration, we decided the question on the sympathetic system and the themes of therapy were picky and vague,

                                respectively  … so we added 2 points to each score (if you got these right, you still got credit).

 

                  FIFTH EXAM KEY--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------           

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Key Test 5 (Version 2):  123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0

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(12/9/02)  IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR EXPERIMENTS on Thursday or Friday and were not able to do them because things were closed down, you will get Credit!! (Check with Lori Kwapil if you have any questions. lokwapil@duke.edu

 

 

(11/13/02)  Concept Topics and Practice Test for the Fourth portion of the course have been posted on the web site.

 

(11/12/02)  THIRD EXAM KEY--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------           

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Key Test 3 (Version 2):  123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 012 

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                            *everyone given credit for this question.

 

 

(11/8/02)  THIRD EXAM Grades are now posted on the “Blackboard” system. Log on at  -  http://courses.duke.edu/

                         Performance on the second test was not as good as it has been. Average = 40.6  (see syllabus for details on course grade, but basically multiply by

                              2 for your grade)

                         **After looking at it, we decided the question on the patient who lost the ability to swallow was too ambiguous and gave everyone credit for it.

                         **I’ll get the key posted in the next few days …

 

(10/30/02)  The Psychology Graduate School Forum for Undergraduates will be held on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30-7 in Zener Auditorium.  Professors Carl Erickson, Tim Strauman, Phil Costanzo, and Roberto Cabezo will discuss the different types of graduate programs in Psychology and advice for applying to graduate school.  In addition current graduate students will be available to give tips for applying to graduate school.  Pizza and refreshments follow.
 

(10/22/02)  Sample Test for the Third portion of the course has been posted. There’s a lot of material in this segment. There will be no auditory system questions on the test. Unless, I specifically mention them in lecture, you won’t be responsible for the names of drugs or anatomical loci in the brain. However, I do expect you to know the half dozen or so neurotransmitters that we discuss and the general divisions of the brain (as reviewed in lecture).

 

(10/15/02)  Concept Topics for the Third portion of the course have been posted on the web site.

 

(10/11/02)  SECOND EXAM Grades are now posted on the “Blackboard” system. Log on at  -  http://courses.duke.edu/

                         Performance on the second test was good. Average = 42.6  (see syllabus for details on course grade, but basically multiply by 2 for your grade)

                         ** There were two questions for which, because of ambiguities, two answers were accepted (the ‘kin selection’ question and the ‘above average’

                               question)

                         ** The question regarding parental behavior by rats turned out to be too confusing. To adjust, 1 point was added to everyone’s score (this means

                               that the few people who did get it right also benefited).

                              NOTE: Grades from both tests were used to compute your midterm grades that were reported today.

          

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Key Test 2 (Version 1):  123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 01 

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Key Test 2 (Version 2):  123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 0123456789 01 

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                         a                      a

 

 

(10/6/02)  Just a reminder that Steve and I are available at lunch on Wednesdays and for coffee (@ the Perk) in the hour before class on Fridays. We try not to give away any test questions, but it’s a good time to talk to us about issues related to the material we’re covering or psychology in general.

 

(9/26/02) Sample Test for the Second portion of the course has been posted.

 

 

(9/23/02) For Your INFORMATION:

DUMA Art Exhibit: The Body Project

September 30 marks the beginning of an exciting month-long event organized

by DUMA, Student Health and ESTEEM (Educational Support to Eliminate Eating

Misconceptions - a Duke peer education group).  From 4:30 - 5:30 pm, a

specialized tour will be given of the museum.  Featured pieces of art

center around the theme, "Depictions of women in art".  Discussions and

commentary will focus on how ideals of beauty have changed over the course

of history and why women are painted in particular ways (as the focus of

sexual objectification, as artistic subjects, purely for aesthetic

interest).  The tour will look at Greek, religious, Renaissance, Dutch, and

African pieces of art.  If you teach a class that discusses any of these

subjects (art, body image, the representation of women) or if your class

could benefit from seeing this exhibit, please encourage your students to

come.  We ask that you RSVP to Jenna Williams (jmw29@duke.edu) with what

day you wish to attend (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 21 or Oct. 28) and the

number of people you expect to show up.  Also, please forward this email to

other lists/individuals that might be interested.

 

(9/22/02)  Concept Topics for the Second portion of the course have been posted on the web site.

 

(9/21/02)  FIRST EXAM Grades are now posted on the “Blackboard” system. Log on at  -  http://courses.duke.edu/

                         Performance on the first test was fairly good. Average = 42.4  (see syllabus for details on course grade, but basically multiply by 2 for grade)

                         ** There were two questions for which, because of ambiguities, two answers were accepted (the epinephrine question and the anorexia question)

                         ** On the two accidental duplicate questions, you were not penalized for getting the question wrong the second time

                              NOTE: Grades were adjusted to deal with the ‘duplicate’ –today-, so make sure you’ve checked your grade after 12noon 9/21

          

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(9/16/02)  FILM:  I will be showing a portion of the moving and provocative documentary “Titticut Follies” by Frederick Wiseman on Wednesday 9/18 before class (from 10:00am to 10:15 in our classroom). If you have the opportunity, you may find this film about a mental institution for the criminally insane (1967) of interest. It was banned in Massachusetts.

 

            ALSO REMEMBER: You are invited to join Steve and I for lunch on Wednesday or meet us on Friday morning at the ‘Perk’ before class …

 

(9/12/02)  Sample test for the first segment of the course is now available here. Also some new links …

 

(9/2/02) Periodically, I'll put new links to interesting stuff on the home page ... there are a couple of new ones  today.

 

(9/2/02) EMAIL PROBLEMS ?  Our departmental email server periodically screens out email that is believed to be virus infested. If you've sent me an email and I haven't responded in a day or so, consider this as a possibility and send another email or give me a call. [Current problem mail from:  bcv@duke.edu]

 

(9/1/02)  Links to Experiment Sign-Up Site and to Lecture Outlines now posted on home page.

 

(8/28/02) Meeting Fridays for coffee at the "Perk" ~ 9am ...

 

(8/28/02) **Note that there is a typo on the original syllabus. Exams 1 and 3 are both on Fridays, not Wednesdays. The dates were correct. The syllabus here has been corrected to show the right day of the week.

 

(8/28/02) I have posted the Concept Topics for the First Segment of the course. Access them from the home page.

 

 

(8/26/02) IMPORTANT !!!   I've just put a link on the home page to information on the Research Participation Requirement. Please read through the material and bring us your signed "Option Choice" form in class soon.

 


Opportunities for low pressure get-togethers with the instructor and TA ...

 

On Fridays, I'll be having coffee in the Perk (coffee bar on the second floor of the library) during the hour or so before class. I'd be happy to have you join me for informal discussion of course topics, current news, or life. See ya there ...
 

On Wednesdays, I invite you to join me and the TA's for lunch -- a little discussion of the course and Psychology, but mostly just to informally get to know each other. You are welcome to join us whenever you have a chance.

Details in Class each week with a sign-up sheet.