"Cognitive psychology focuses on the inner course of psychology events, rising from the middle of 20th century. The fundamental aspects of cognitive psychology will be talked in this course: sensation and perception, attention and consciousness, memory and knowledge representation, imagery, language and decision making, etc.
Developmental psychology iis the scientific study of systematic psychological changes, emotional changes, and perception changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span.
"Experimental psychology is a Basic course for Psychology students.
This course include introduction to scientific methods and research techniques in psychology.
Organizational behavior is a discipline aims to search the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organization. Organizations attach great importance to this discipline for it is proven to be of great help to make them more effective and competitive. Also, how to retain the most inspiring people and motivate employee is another question it concerns. It has developed over one hundred years in the western country though only has a short history in China. It is a fundamental class for students major in management psychology.
This course studies the biological bases of human behavior, including in-depth treatment of nervous system anatomy and physiology and the biological concepts underlying emotion, motivation, learning, and memory.
Psychological testing refers to all the possible uses, applications, and underlying concepts of psychological and educational tests. The main use of these tests, though, is to evaluate individual differences or variations among individuals. Such tests measure individual differences in ability and personality and assume that the differences shown on the test reflect actual differences among individuals. For instance, individuals who score high on an IQ test are assumed to have a higher degree of intelligence than those who obtain low scores. Thus, the most important purpose of testing is to differentiate among those taking the tests.
"This course aims to help undergraduate students master basic theories and methods in statistics, common statistical tools as well as experimental designs and methods in psychological studies. It will also help students to obtain basic logical reasoning and experimental design skills that are necessary for psychological studies.
Specifically, the course will cover discriptive statistics, basic statistical distributions, basics in probability, estimation, t-tests, z test, regression, correlation, chi-square tests, one-way and two-way ANOVA and some non-parametrical tests."
This lecture course – INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY is designed to present students with a general knowledge of Psychology, including its definition, research methods, and main research domains: i.e., sensation and perception, learning, memory, language and thought, consciousness, intelligence, personality, emotion, motivation, psychological disorders and intervention, social cognition, interpersonal processes, and other topics will be discussed in this lecture. The course is accessible to all the undergraduates except the Psychology majors, who will be admitted to specific curriculum. Therefore, the professor and teaching assistants will concentrate on introducing full-range while elementary phenomena and researches, instead of investigating selected domains or topics in depth. In the end of the semester, students are expected to acquire an understanding of primary concepts, theories and methodologies in general psychology. Moreover, the interest developed in this course may lead students to apply the psychological theories to daily life and get prepared for advanced courses.
Statistic Package for Social Science
This course provides an overview of the widely-used statistical methods in scientific research and the fundamentals of using the SPSS Base System. The course introduces the interfaces and functions of SPSS and teaches the skills necessary to perform a variety of statistical analyses with both user-friendly interface and syntax. The topics of this course include an overview of SPSS, managing data, creating and editing charts and tables, describing variables, conducting t tests, one-way ANOVA, multi-way ANOVA, correlation, regression and advanced statistical methods like nonparametric analyses, factor analysis, reliability analysis and etc. This course has a companion course "SPSS advanced statistics – laboratory”, which is to be taken at the same time.
Social psychology includes how to interact with individuals and groups, and how groups interact with each other. Social psychology can explain human behavior by using psychology theories. This course includes main theories and concepts of the mainstream social psychology. This course also analyzes how to apply social psychology knowledge to social lives, including interpersonal relationship development, communication and conflict etc.. This course also introduces culture perspective to explain human behavior.
Experiments of Experimental Psychology
Experimental psychology focuses on the logic, principles and practices of experimental approaches to psychological issues. The course is divided into two parts: Theory and Practice. As for the Practice part (Experiments in Experimental Psychology), we are aiming at preparing the student for their future experimental research by a number of teaching experiments in different topical areas of psychology. By engaging in actual laboratory work, students are guided to become familiar with the research questions and experimental paradigms in various branches of experimental psychology, which covers psychophysics, reaction time, perception as vision and audition, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, language and so on. This course trains students` capacity to design experiments, conduct experimental control, analyze data and write research papers, etc. Students are also expected to be able to evaluate a given experiment design under rigid scientific criteria. Practice in teaching experiments is a key component which contributes to the students’ passion for psychology.
Experiments of Physiological Psychology
"Through some animal typical experiments, help students to understand the knwoledge of Physiological psychology, including motivation, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, or mental disorders. Rats and mice are used in the course.
Functional Anatomy of Central Nervous System
"The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord .
The brain plays a central role in the control of most bodily functions, including awareness, movements, sensations, thoughts, speech, and memory. Some reflex movements can occur via spinal cord pathways without the participation of brain structures.
The spinal cord is connected to a section of the brain called the brainstem and runs through the spinal canal. Cranial nerves exit the brainstem. Nerve roots exit the spinal cord to both sides of the body. The spinal cord carries signals (messages) back and forth between the brain and the peripheral nerves.
Cerebrospinal fluid surrounds the brain and the spinal cord and also circulates within the cavities (called ventricles) of the central nervous system. The leptomeninges surround the brain and the spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid circulates between 2 meningeal layers called the pia matter and the arachnoid (or pia-arachnoid membranes). The outer, thicker layer serves the role of a protective shield and is called the dura matter.
The basic unit of the central nervous system is the neuron (nerve cell). Billions of neurons allow the different parts of the body to communicate with each other via the brain and the spinal cord. A fatty material called myelin coats nerve cells to insulate them and to allow nerves to communicate quickly."
Psychological research method-using Matlab
This course will introduce the basic methodology in psychological research and introduce how to design and conduct psychological experiments using Matlab and Psychophysics Toolbox. This course will also focus on the data analysis and visualization by using MATLAB.With this course. Students would have a better understanding on the underlying scientific principles for performing effective and efficent research.
"This crouse introduce the definition and history of abnormal psychology;
Also include medical science, psychodynamic, model of behaviour and society; The expression of mintal disorder: perception, attention, memory, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, anxiety disorders; personality disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, etc."
Psychology of Art
Data Structure and Algorithm
Understand principle and theory of Data Structures and Algorithms, able to design and implement fundamental data structures and algorithms.
Covers programming, data structures, algorithms.
Topics include the organization and implementation of fundamental data structures such as list, binary tree, tree and forest, and graph; sorting and searching; data abstraction and problem solving.
Introduction to Computer Science
It will introduce the history of computer science , the relationship of computer science and mathematics, computer system functions and its components, and the human society develop is how affected by the computer network､data management､artificial intelligence and software engineering techniques .
An introduction course on computer programming and computer programming language. In this course, students can learn C programming language well and solve simple application problem using C programming language by practical training.
Probability Theory and Statistics
Basic probability, Statistical inference,Estimation ,Testing ,Regression