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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 67011201 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 心理学概論B
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Introduction to Psychology B
ハヤシ ミツオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students
Keywords Experimental psychology, cognition, memory, learning, emotion, motivation and brain 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
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The aim of this class is to understand the fundamental and practical aspects of human behavior. "Introduction to Psychology B" mainly focuses on the findings about experimental psychology. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction. What is psychology?
lesson2: Cognition (1) Visual information processing
lesson3: Cognition (2) Visual illusion
lesson4: Cognition (3) Attention
lesson5: Memory (2) Short and long term memory
lesson6: Memory (3) Forgetting
lesson7: Learning (1) Conditioning
lesson8: Learning (2) Animal behavior
lesson9: Emotion and motivation (1) Motivation
lesson10: Emotion and motivation (2) Emotion
lesson11: Emotion and Motivation (3) Stress
lesson12: Brain and behavior (1) Structure and function of brain
lesson13: Brain and Behavior (2) Sleep and wakefulness
lesson14: Brain and Behavior (3) Biological rhythm
lesson15: Summary 
H. Seiwa ed., "Kokorono Kagaku (Science of Mind)", Kitaoji Shobo 
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Preparation and
Lesson1: Text chapter 1,  "What is psychology", p.1-3.
Lesson2: Text Chapter 6, "Cognition", p89-93.
Lesson3: Text Chapter 6, "Cognition", p.89-93, 98-99.
Lesson4: Text Chapter 6, "Cognition", p.94-97.
Lesson5: Text Chapter 7, "Memory", p.107-117.
Lesson6: Text Chapter 7, "Memory", p.118-124.
Lesson7: Text Chapter 8, "Learning", p.125-143.
Lesson8: Text Chapter 8, "Learning", p.125-143.
Lesson9: Text Chapter 9, "Emotion and motivation", p.145-151.
Lesson10: Text Chapter 9, "Emotion and motivation", p.152-159
Lesson11: Text Chapter 9, "Emotion and motivation", p.162-167
Lesson12: Text Chapter 10, 'Brain and behavior", p.169-175.
Lesson13: Text Chapter 11, "Brain and behavior", p.180-184.
Lesson14: Text Chapter 11, "Brain and behavior", p.176-179.
Lesson15: Text Chapter 1 and 6 to 10. 
Grading Method Final exam (80%) and works in the class (20%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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