Course Syllabus : General Psychology

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy

National Taiwan University

 

Course Number: 207 101C0

Course Name: General Psychology

Course Credit: 3

Instructors: Feng-Ming Tsao

Class Level: first year PT undergraduate students 

Classroom: Lecture room 303

Contents:

Time

Topic

Book Reading

Week 1

Course introduction and requirements ; Psychology introduction

Chapter 1

Week 2

The Biological Bases of Behavior I

Chapter 2

Week 3

The Biological Bases of Behavior II ; filmDiscovery Magazine I : Brain Stormers

 

Week 4

Sensory and perception

Chapter 3

Week 5

Consciousness

Chapter 4

Week 6

Learning

Chapter 5

Week 7

Memory I ; filmThe Brain : Our Universe Within Memory

Chapter 6

Week 8

Memory II

Chapter 6

Week 9

Mid-term exam

 

Week 10

Cognition and language

Chapter 7

Week 11

Intelligence and creativity

Chapter 8

Week 12

Human development; filmThe Human Baby

Chapter 9

Week 13

Motivation and emotion ; filmScience frontiers: scare me

Chapter 11

Week 14

Personality psychology ; assignmentcognitive development of infants

Chapter 12

Week 15

Social psychology

Chapter 10

Week 16

Abnormal psychology; filmMental illness

Chapter 13

Week 17

Final exam

 

 

Grading System:

1. Assignment: 25%

2. mid-term exam: 30%

3. Final exam: 35%

4. attendance : 10%

 

Reference:

Sternberg RJ: Pathways to Psychology 2003, 2e