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《通识学科英语——心理学》课程教学大纲

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( Principals of English for Liberal Education: Psychology)


课程编号:                       学分: 3     学时:60

先修课程:新标准大学英语基础课      

一、课程目的要求:

《通识学科英语——心理学》是学科英语系列中的一门课程,与大学英语基础阶段教学相衔接,以英语语言作为知识传播的载体,以人类文明、科学、文化发展作为主题,通过有内容、有深度的知识信息传递,拓展学生的知识视野、提升学生的人文素养和思辨能力,并以潜移默化的方式帮助学生提升英语语言能力。心理学是关于“人”的科学——人的智力、情感和行为。本课程旨在通过心理学基础知识的传输以及对关于“心灵”话题的探索,拓展学生的知识视野,激发学生思考关于自己、他人和社会的论题,并树立正确的人生观和世界观。

二、课程主要内容:

本课程内容主要包括四章。第一章“学科概况”介绍心理学研究范围及方法,心理学思想流派简史,以及人本主义思潮和积极心理学。第二章“学者生平”包括三个主题:“凡人与伟人之间”主要介绍心理学创始人冯特和最为大众熟知的心理学家佛洛依德的故事;“走进心理学家的心理”介绍马斯洛、阿德勒等若干心理学家的童年趣事以及它们对其理论形成的影响;“诺贝尔奖获得者”主要介绍获得诺贝尔奖的著名心理学家的思想。第四章“学术研究及交流”介绍心理学研究方法及范例、心理学论文写作规范及样文,以及学术会议及知名期刊。

三、教学方式:

采取以课堂讲授与课堂讨论并重方式;采用多媒体演示、网络教学等多种教学方式。

四、主要教学参考书:

1、田朝霞:《心理学——心灵的探索》,北京:外语教学与研究出版社,2014。

2、《大学英语选修课•学科课程系列教材》项目组:普通高等教育"十一五"国家级规划教材•大学英语选修课•学科课程系列教材:学术英语写作教程(修订版) ,北京:高等教育出版社,2011。

3、维希涅夫斯卡、格林诺、 文秋芳:《新标准大学英语文化阅读教程4》,北京:外语教学与研究出版社,2012。

五、考核方式及要求:

课程考核方式采用:平时写作与口语任务+学期写作任务。

成绩构成:平时成绩20%(出勤率、课堂参与情况等);平时写作与口语任务30%;学期写作任务50%。

六、课程标准:

Part 1 A Panorama 

Lecture 1 An Invitation to the Study of the Soul

Texts:

What Are Psychologists Interested In?

Ten Ways Psychology Can Improve Your Life: Practical Ways to Apply Psychology in Everyday Life

Other Key points covered in Lecture 1:

The Study of the Soul

Vast Research Areas in Psychology

Diversity and Unity

Nature vs. Nurture

Lecture 2 The Discovery of the Unknown Mind

Texts:

The Early Evolution: Glory Behind the Battles of the Psychological “Schools”

The Cognitive Revolution: A Historical Perspective

Other Key points covered in Lecture 2:

Darwin & Functionalism 

John Dewey 

Pavlov’s dog 

Thorndike’s Puzzle Box

A Cup or Two Faces?

Little Albert

Sex and the Unconscious

Lecture 3 The Happiness of the Soul

Texts:

The Third Force: Psychology of Self-Actualization

Authentic Happiness: What Is the Science of Happiness?

Other Key points covered in Lecture 3:

The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance 

Personality Psychology 

Existentialism 

Erikson’s Stages of Development 

Harvard Open Course: Positive Psychology

Part 2 Great Minds

Lecture 4 Anecdotes: Between Ordinary and Extraordinary

Texts:

The Making of the First Psychologist

The Truth about Freud: Man of Contradictions

Other Key points covered in Lecture 4:

Gymnasium and Lyceum  

The Most Punctual Psychologist 

Clinical Practice vs. Physiology? 

Psychology vs. Physiology 

The Child is father of the Man

Human development and motivation

Carl Jung

Lecture 5 The Psychology of the Psychologists

Texts:

Inferiority Feelings and Compensation: The Life of Maslow

Inferiority Feelings: The Source of Human Striving

Other Key points covered in Lecture 5:

Academic Probation 

The Neo-Freudian Thinkers

Jews in Psychology 

American Psychological Association (APA)

Karen Horney 

B. F. Skinner 

Carl Rogers

Lecture 6 No Nobel Laureates in Psychology?

Texts:

SPIEGEL Interview with Daniel Kahneman: About Memory and Happiness

Why Do People Sigh? Honoring the Ig-Nobel Prize in Psychology

Other Key points covered in Lecture 6:

Happiness and Satisfaction, Not the Same?

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Psychology in Action

Prospect Theory 

Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologists

Pavlov Failed Psychology?

Kahneman and Tversky’s Questionnaires

Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology

Part 3 Insights

Lecture 7 Intelligence

Texts:

Adaptation, Assimilation and Accommodation: What do Children Tell Us about Intelligence?

Frames of Mind: The “Minds” to Cultivate

Other Key points covered in Lecture 7:

The Three Mountain Task 

The Piaget-Chomsky Debate on Language Acquisition

Intelligence

IQ Tests and a Genius Score

Lev Vygotsky’s Theory

Beyond IQ: A Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence

Lecture 8 Personality

Texts:

“As the Individual Matures, the Bond with the Past is Broken.”

The 16 PF (Personality Factor) Test

Other Key points covered in Lecture 8:

Allport’s Visit with Freud 

Allport's Scale of Prejudice

Jung’s Personality Types 

The Myers-Briggs Test

Optimism vs. Pessimism


Lecture 9 A Social Being

Texts:

The Art of Loving

Book Summary: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Other Key points covered in Lecture 9:

Escape from Freedom (1941) 

The Milgram Experiment (1960-1963)

The Bystander Effect

Theories of Love

Harry Harlow’s Monkey Love Experiments 

Stanford Prison Experiment

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1895)

Part 4 Academic Study and Communication

Lecture 10 Research into Psychology

Texts:

Psychological Research Methods

The Bobo Doll Experiment

Other Key points covered in Lecture 10:

Test the Hypothesis: The Asch Conformity Experiments (1951) 

IV & DV

Validity and Reliability

Correlational Studies

Surveys

Case Study Research

Topics for Psychological Research

Lecture 11 Psychology Research Papers

Texts:

The Psychology Paper: Common Types and Their Components

A Sample Paper of Psychological Research

Other Key points covered in Lecture 11:

APA Style

Running Head

Top Psychological Journals

Ethics in Psychological Research and Publication

Is a Sigh “Just a Sigh”? Sighs as Emotional Signals and Responses to a Difficult Task

Kar Halvor Teigen’s Study Method 

List of Psychological Research Topics

Lecture 12 Academic Communication

Texts:

Global Symposium for Psychology Professionals

Journals of Psychology

Other Key points covered in Lecture 11:

Keynote Speeches and Panel Discussions

More Attractions at an Academic Conference

CEU

General Conferences and Themed Conferences

Call for Papers

Program Overview

Seminar

Welcome to APAC 2013

说明:

1)第一讲至第九讲为必须掌握的内容。

2)以上所列为每一讲涉及的主要心理学知识点,学生必须掌握的为主课文中的内容。

3)能力培养要求,除了基本的心理学知识点之外,每一单元都包括梗概写作和自由写作两部分。


课程英文简介

Principals of English for Liberal Education: Psychology


Aims of The Course (课程目的)

English for Liberal Education: Psychology is taught as an English course but explores basic and interesting psychological issues. Its aim is to incorporate the input of psychological knowledge into the learning of the English language in a dynamic and lively manner. Students will be led to the discovery of the soul—the world of psychology displayed by means of reading, listening to, speaking and writing English. They are expected to familiarize themselves with a panorama of the discipline—a diversity of its research topics, major schools of thought and their representatives, major theories and works, and basic research methods. When obtaining knowledge of the discipline, students are encouraged to reflect upon the topics from a broader philosophical perspective and relate what has been learned to their own life. In terms of English learning, students are required to master summary writing of academic literature and develop their critical thinking skills, and speaking and presentation skills. 


Course Components (课程内容)

Components of a typical unit are:

Prelude & Preparation: Warm-up thinking and discussion 

Collection: Main text 

Recollection: Review questions 

Exploration: Group discussion 

Reflection: Summary writing and free writing 

Expansion: Supplementary reading 


Teaching Methods (教学方式)

Class activities will involve mainly lectures, group discussion, class discussion, and class report. The main texts will be taught in the form of lecture or an examination of students’ reading comprehension through review questions. However, the instructor should encourage students to conduct more independent learning. Students should complete extensive reading assignments, writing assignments, and the term writing project which also requires research and thinking upon reading. Multi-media and the Internet will be widely used in in-class teaching and after-class consultation and supervision.

Assessment (考核办法) 

Assessment method: Small writing assignments; Term writing projects

Assessment Score = Attendance & Class participation *20%+ Small writing assignments *30% + Term writing project*50%