Dr. McGuff's Psychology Classes Web Page:

Hi, and welcome!

Here at this Web Page are offered a collection of resources and information to make your journey through any of Dr. McGuff's TCC Psychology classes easier.
Also, if you took one of my classes in the past, and need the syllabus, or just want access to some of its online resources, many of these can be found here.


 
 

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DEP 2004 - Human Development

Buying the book


Here is a link to one of the first 3 chapters in online/.pdf format


Here is a link the first chapter in a limited online format
---Warning: these links may not last! You need to buy the actual book ASAP. -RM

H. Dev students: My fax # is... 201-8164 (put "attn. Dr. McGuff" on it)


Previous Syllabi:

Syllabus for the 2012 Fall Term

Syllabus for the 2012 Summer Term

Syllabus for the 2012 Spring Term

Syllabus for the 2011 Summer Term

Syllabus for the 2011 Summer Term

Syllabus for the 2011 Spring Term

Syllabus for the 2010 Fall Term

Syllabus for the 2010 Summer A-Term

Syllabus for the 2010 Spring Term

Syllabus for the 2009 Fall Term

Syllabus for the 2009 Summer C Term

Syllabus for the 2009 Spring Term


Handouts

Outline of key concepts week 1 (MS Word Format)
Glossary of Key Terms in Human Development (MS Word Format)
Chart for organizing theories in childhood (MS Word Format)
Web Chart --Through middle childhood
Birthing Videos!

Adolescent Biological & Cognitive Development

Identity Development in Adolescence

Parts of the neuron/Types of neurons -very basic stuff here
How neurons communicate I
Parts of the neuron/How neurons communicate II
How neurons within the brain function as a network
This one goes from a 2D crossection of axons to a 3D illustration of brain pathways
(I hope you like electronic music!)

Emerging Adult Development
Adult Development Continued
Ageing

Improve your memory through walking?

OJR Review and Critique Instructions (MS Word Format)


Online Lectures

These are NOT our lectures. They ARE cool, however. The web --yay! FORA.TV -yay! TED -yay!

Bibliography:
Books I Recommend


Other stuff:
Want to know more about the human genome project? This is a link to the Nova/PBS site with their entire documentary about it, called "Cracking the Code of Life." It is broken into 16 parts so you can easily watch a little at a time, or just the part you want. I LOVE the internet!

Want to know more about nature versus nurture? This is a discussion of general implications of the human genome project. Very readable!

Rett Syndrome Fact Sheet This is here as an example of the sort of material being studied in the forefront the human development field today.

This is another, concerning a new/old drug called methylene blue.

Here is an excellent article from the New York Times Magazine about treating and educating teens with autism School for Autistic Teens -Article from NYTimes Magazine


CLP 1001 - Personal and Social Adjustment


Here is a link where you can buy/download the individual chapters in our textbook.

Click on Preview the 1st chapter FREE.


Or here for a somewhat less reliable link to most (but not all!) of our textbook.


Old Syllabi:

Syllabus for Summer, 2012 class

Syllabus for Spring, 2012 class

Syllabus for Fall, 2011 class

Syllabus for Summer, 2011 class

Syllabus for Spring, 2011 class

Syllabus for Fall, 2009 class

Syllabus for Spring, 2009 class


HONORS CLASS: Syllabus for Fall, 2008


HONORS CLASS: Syllabus for Spring, 2008


Exercises

Online Lectures

These are NOT our lectures. They ARE cool, however. The web --yay! TED -yay!

Handouts, Overheads & Extras:

Here is a glossary to accompany your textbook, by Wayne Weiten and Margaret Lloyd

Bibliography

Books I Recommend


PSY 2012 - General Psychology

Current Syllabi:

Syllabus for Lecture Class, Spring 2011

Old Syllabi:
Syllabus for Lecture Class, Fall 2010
Syllabus for Tuesday 7:00 PM Class, Spring 2010
Syllabus for Tuesday 7:00 PM Class, Spring 2010
Syllabus for 9:50 AM Class, Summer C 2009
Syllabus for 1:30 PM Class, Summer C 2009
Syllabus for Tuesday Evening Class Spring 2009
Syllabus for Honors Class Spring 2009
Syllabus for Honors Class Spring 2008

Exercises:

BrainPower Exercise for Fall, 2010

Software:

You can attempt to download, unzip and install BrainPower yourself. However, I will not be providing technical support. If this does not work for you, go to the computer lab (either AC 210 or CT 206) and use the software on campus.
Here is the file: Zipped up BRAINPOWER files

Paper 1 Instructions -Fall 2010

Handouts, Overheads & Extras:

Table of Theories
Glossary of Key Terms used in General Psychology
Here is a second glossary, by David G. Myers

Overheads/Images:
.......The Brain
............... The four lobes, labeled
........Sensation & Perception:
............... Audition/Hearing: Structure of the ear I
............... Audition/Hearing: Structure of the ear II
............... Equilibrium/Balance: Structure of the ear III
............... Structure of the eye
............... Structure of the nose
............... Sensation and Perception
............... Receptors in the skin
............... Structure of the tongue
............... Gestalt perception - closure
............... Gestalt perception - Figure-Ground
............... Perceptual Illusions and Conflicts
............... Here's a great set of Visual Illusions, Gestalt Perception objects and Conflicts I have seen
............... Here's an even better set of links to cool stuff! -THANKS: to MS. Waters' students at ACS
............... And another -THANKS: to Ms. Gardener's students -especially you, Danielle!- in the Mesa Valley School District
............... Hallucii - a short film based on an Escher drawing
.......Early Development of Psychology


Online Lectures

These are NOT our lectures. They are TED Lectures. -yay!

Online Lecture #1 -Allan Jones explains ongoing genetic research on the brain.


Online Lecture #1 -Antonio Damasio explains consciousness in the brain.


---More TED lectures to come later.

A good link to some critical thinking about the evidence we use in order to believe in an idea:
Alien Abductions? Or sleep disorder?


Here is link to some critical thinking about mental disorder, mental illness, and the spread of ideas from the U.S. to other cultures:
Crazy like us? An interview with Ethan Watters


Where academics maintain their ethical scruples, reality TV takes over:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w


Conformity in the filmed versions of the original Asch experiments:

http://faithisrisk.blogspot.com/2020/12/asch-conformity-experiment.html



Bibliography:

Books I Recommend


Students in my psychology classes are encouraged to think for themselves.
Comments and questions are always welcomed and mutual feedback will dominate as we learn. We have a real adventure as we explore the human mind, discovering and rediscovering the things that make the act of human being both wondrous and exciting. 
I hope to convey the thrill of exploration to those of you in my classes, and to share with you the awe I feel toward the workings and wiles of our psychological experience. If you are considering whether to sign up for psychology: COME ON IN! The water's fine...

I look forward to welcoming you into my class, my office, and the gestalt of our mutually held humanity. -R.M.



 

This WebPage will no doubt grow and grow. Check back as often as you like! Changes to Exercises, Handouts and Bibliographies will come online as soon as I get them ready.
 

This page was last updated on Januar 15th, 2013 -R.M.