Guide to Assignments on the
I have tried to provide a consistent format for the assignments.
The assignments often begin with a Preface. The preface
(when included) presents succinct statements about fundamental aspects
of the psychology associated with the day's assignment. When links are
provided to the sources of these preface statements, as they are in
the 1st assignment that follows, the linked source of the quote is
not required reading.
The Preface is followed (for most assignments)
with Readings. The Readings are assigned to accompany
the work we do in class. If the Assigned Reading includes an indication
that it is available online--[online text]--you will be responsible
for obtaining the reading by accessing it on line and printing out the
reading. If there is no [online text] link provided, then the reading
will be provided to you.
The Preface and Readings
will be followed by Class Video(s). The
general plan is to show these videos in class. (For the first several
assignments, the in-class videos are drawn from a TV series, "In
Treatment," and are not available online.) I do not require you
to view the Class Video(s) before class, although I
have no objection to your doing so. Many of the videos, after we get
past the first few assignments, are relatively short and there is no
significant investment of time required to watch a particular video
more than once. You may find it helpful to select particular videos
we view in class for a 2nd viewing after class.
Class Videos will be followed by Reference
resources, including supplemental videos, web resources, and
scholarly articles and essays. These Reference resources are not required
viewing or reading. You will find, in the Refrence sections of
the assignment page far more resources than you will have time, energy,
or willingness to pursue.
Note: Following each class, the assignment will
be moved to the Assignments Archive page of the course website.
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