Psyc 100 Exam 1 Study Guide

Psyc 100 Exam 1 Study Guide - Psyc 100-02 Introductory...

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Psyc 100-02: Introductory Psychology Exam 1 Study Guide: Chapters 1, 2, 3 Tuesday, February 19, 2008: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Jones 102 Chapter 1: Psychology – The Study of Mental Processes and Behavior Myths and Misconceptions about Psychology (i.e., answers from “pop quiz”) Definition of Psychology Definition of Biopsychology (or, Behavioral Neuroscience) Localization of function (definition; dorsolateral vs. ventromedial prefrontal cortex; Phineas Gage; Antonio Damasio; Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area) Neuroimaging research: simple vs. complex functions Culture & Psychology (definition of culture; differences between psychological anthropologists and cross-cultural psychologists) Philosophical Issues (free will vs. determinism; nature vs. nurture; rationalism vs. empiricism; continuity vs. discontinuity; individualism vs. relationality; conscious vs. unconscious; mental vs. physical) Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Titchener (Structuralism and introspection) William James and Functionalism Thomas Kuhn (paradigms and scientific revolutions) Four perspectives in psychology: psychodynamic, behaviorist, cognitive, and evolutionary o Know the metaphors, methods, and data for EACH perspective o Know the contributions of EACH of the four perspectives o Know the criticisms of psychodynamic theory
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Alvarez during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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