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Department of Philosophy

University of Peradeniya

PHY 206 - Introduction to Psychology II (Basic Themes in Psychology)

The course provides the students with a knowledge of basic themes in contemporary experimental psychology.
Pre-requisite: PHY 202 - Introduction to Psychology I

Course content:

  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Emotions
  • Intelligence
  • Cognition
  • The psychology of aging and health

Reading List
1. Eysenck, M.(ed), The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology, (Sections on Forgetting, Memory and Piaget), Oxford, Badil Blackwekk, 1994.
2. Dobson (et.al)(ed), Understanding Psychology, Oxford,OUP, Chapters 1&7.
3. MacCannell, J.F., Figuring Lacan: Critisim and the Cultural Consciousness, London, Croom Helm, 1996.
4. Atkinson, R.I., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E., Mem, D.J., Nelson, Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology, London, Harcount Brace College, 1996.
5. බෝපේආරච්චි එලිසබෙත්, පිළිඹුව සහ නෙපෙනෙන සැබෑව, මාකොළ. 1998.