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Write at least a few sentences describing a question you have, or a
 
relevant comment / reflection, related to one of the class topics this week.
 
The more you demonstrate that you have given some serious
 
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articles, news or research), the higher your points awarded for this assignment will be
 
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Our online quiz will available this Sunday starting at 8pm PST.
 
Our online quiz will available this Sunday starting at 8pm PST.
 
You can start the exam at any time from 8:00 - 8:30 PST. The test timer will
 
You can start the exam at any time from 8:00 - 8:30 PST. The test timer will
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If you are in a different time zone (say, on the East Coast, or in Europe), email
 
If you are in a different time zone (say, on the East Coast, or in Europe), email

Revision as of 15:48, 29 June 2020

Psyc 4052, Evolutionary Psychology

Dr. Mills


If you have questions, email me at: [memills@gmail.com]

WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENTS:


SYLLABUS: First, if you have not done so already, read the summer course syllabus. (Note: the summer syllabus is different from the regular semester syllabus.)


EMAIL COMMUNICATION:

By default, I will use your LMU email address to contact you regarding course information. If you would like me to use a different email address, email me with the alternate info.


VIDEOS:

If a password is required for a video, the password is: zebra


BOOKS:

If you have not done so already, order the required books as noted on the syllabus. They are available at online book sellers (Amazon.com, etc.).



SUNDAY EVENING: TESTS and SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATIONS:

Most of this class will be asynchronous (you can do the classwork whenever you wish).

Let's reserve Sunday evening (say from 7 - 9pm, PST) for synchronous classroom tests or exercises. If this won't work for you, please let me know.


CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR WEB BROWSER IS SET TO ACCEPT POP-UP WINDOWS

Your web browser must be set to accept pop-up windows, otherwise you will not be able to see some tests/quizzes and web pages.



CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN ACCESS OUR COURSE VIA Brightspace:


Note: More information re this to follow soon.



ONLINE LECTURES: YOU HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN VIEWING RECORDED CLASSROOM LECTURES or POWERPOINT NARRATION LECTURES

You will have a choice of viewing either of two different types of online lectures.

You can either watch a video recording of a live classroom lecture, or, you can view basically the same same lecture recorded as a as PowerPoint presentation with narration.

You might view both first to see which type you prefer. You do not have to watch both.

If you watch the narrated lecture, you have the option of speeding up the video playback.

Note: There may be a few slight differences between the PowerPoint slides on the recorded lectures and the PowerPoint that you download.)




HOW TO SPEED UP LECTURE POWERPOINT NARRATION VIDEOS (not available for recorded classroom lectures):

You may find it helpful to speed up videos to 1.5 or 2.0 their normal playback speed. This makes the video lecture go by more quic:kly, and without a loss of comprehension. Speakers typically talk more slowly than we can process the information. For an overview of how/why to do this, see:[[1]] If you use Chrome for web browsing, here is an extension that can speed up Vimeo videos: [[2]] Otherwise, to speed up lectures, follow these steps:

Download and install VLC Media Player.If you don't already have the VLC Media Player you can download it (free) here:[[3]] To view a video and speed up the playback: Directly from the web:Start the VLC Video PlayerClick on MediaClick on Open Network StreamCopy the web address of the videoClick on Play From a file on your computer.Alternatively, you could download the video, and then play it in VLC. To speed up the video: Click on Playback Click on Speed / Increase the playback speed to 1x or 2x (you might wish to experiment to see what playback speed works best for you.)


POWERPOINT FILES

A link is provided before each lecture to the PowerPoint files for that lecture.

(If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can download a free PowerPoint Reader here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/PowerPoint-Viewer.shtml )

Or, if you don't have PowerPoint (or are using a Mac), you can download a PDF file of the slides here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B9CeNGEoAbqyNDYxMWU2Y2EtY2MzZS00MWExLThmYjQtMjgwMGYwNTA2OTdj&hl=en_US&authkey=CPurpc0D

You may wish to print out the PowerPoint file, so that you can write notes on it as you listen to the lecture.



WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENTS

PART 1:


TOPIC 1. OVERVIEW: WHAT IS EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY?

READINGS:

Buss, Chapter 1. Pinker: Part 1 Intro, Chapters, 1 and 2.

POWERPOINT FILE: [[4]]

LECTURE (note: there is no classroom version available for this lecture) [[5]]



PART 2:


TOPIC 2. UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION / THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY / NATURE-NURTURE INTERACTIONISM


READINGS:

Class readings: Dawkins, Chaps 1 – 5; Buss, Chapter 2 - 3 Also read Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer at: [http:www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/primer.html| http:www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/primer.html]



POWERPOINT SLIDES:

Part 1: [[6]]

Part 2: [[7]]

Or, if you don't have PowerPoint (or are using a Mac), you can download a PDF file of the slides here:

Part 1: [[8]]

Part 2: [[9]]

You may wish to print out the PowerPoint file, so that you can write notes on it as you listen to the lecture. (Note: There may be a few slight differences between the PowerPoint on the recorded lecture and the PowerPoint that you download.)



LECTURE:

Choose either Option 1 or 2 below (you do not have to watch both).

OPTION 1: PowerPoint Slides with Narration

Part 1: [[10]]

Part 2: [[11]]

Part 3: [[12]]

OPTION 2: Classroom Lecture Recording:


Part 1: [[13]] Start with scene 9, watch though the end (scene 37)

Part 2: [[14]] Start with scene 1, end with scene 51

Part 3: [[15]] Start with scene 2, to the end (scene 58).

Part 4: [[16]] Start with scene 2, go to end (scene 40).



Additional video:

Video: The Blind Watchmaker -- Cumulative Selection [http:www.veoh.com/watch/v19781964SBhkxK85| http:www.veoh.com/watch/v19781964SBhk]


HOMEWORK : DISCUSSION FORUM.

BEFORE Sunday: 6:00pm PST, POST TO THE CLASS WEEK 1 DISCUSSION FORUM (Worth up to 5 points)

 ...More instructions about this coming soon.



QUIZ: On the above materials on Sunday at 8:00pm PST.

Our online quiz will available this Sunday starting at 8pm PST. You can start the exam at any time from 8:00 - 8:30 PST. The test timer will start when you begin to take the test.

If you are in a different time zone (say, on the East Coast, or in Europe), email me and I will set up a different time that works for you to take the quiz.

There will be a total of 20 questions on the quiz. You will have 20 minutes to complete the quiz. You may spend as much or as little time on any particular question, as long as you do not exceed the time limit. Once the time limit is reached, your test session will automatically close.

> Go to my.lmu.edu Click on: System Logins Click on Brightspace Click on our class Select Quizzes from the menu item list at the top > Select Week 1 Quiz (or Quiz 1)

Although the test is "open book" -- you are prohibited in getting help from, or collaborating with, anyone else. This would be considered academic dishonesty and would be dealt with per university policies.

Please use a computer with a direct, wired connection to the internet (not a wireless connection). Wireless connections are more likely to be interrupted. Normally, this does not present a problem. However, for security reasons, if you lose your connection even momentarily, the system will not allow you to continue taking the test, and I will have to re-set it for you.

Also, do not refresh the page, close the window, or click the browser's back button while taking a test.

I will be monitoring my email during the testing time window. If you have any problems taking the test, email me immediately: [memills@gmail.com]



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