exam 1 - Study Guide, exam 1 9/25/2007 9:30:00 PM Chapter 1...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Study Guide, exam 1 25/09/2007 20:30:00 Chapter 1 Psychology- scientific study of behavior and mental processes o Behavioral neuroscience- biological basis of behavior o Experimental- processes of sensing, perceiving, learning, and thinking  about the world o Cognitive- higher mental processes, thinking, etc. o Developmental- how ppl grow and change o Personality- differences b/w personalities, etc. o Health- psych factors than influence physical disease o Clinical- abnormal behavior o Social- how ppl are affected by others o Cross-cultural- sim/difs b/w cultures Perspectives o Neuroscience- biological functioning nature o Psychodynamic- unconscious motivations nature o Behavioral- observable behavior nurture o Cognitive- how ppl think/understand the world both
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
o Humanistic- try to reach full potential Nurture Chapter 2 Scientific method o Theory Broad explanations and predictions concerning phenomena o Hypothesis Stemmed from theory, stated in a way to be tested o Research Descriptive Archival Naturalistic obs. Survey Casey studies Experimental Need control group (no treatment) Only way to est. cause-and-effect relationships Independent= manipulated Dependent= changed due to ind. (depends) Chapter 3 Neurons
Background image of page 2
o Dendrites detect, axons away o Myelin sheath- thickness determines speed of message o Fire when positive ions enter the neuron, changing neg to pos  Action potential moves down axon to terminal button Releases neurotransmitters Carry across synapse gap Fits into specific receptor site
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

Page1 / 11

exam 1 - Study Guide, exam 1 9/25/2007 9:30:00 PM Chapter 1...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online