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Study Guide for the Final Exam of Introduction to Psychology **NOTE: I have listed topics from class and the text. These are topics that include other concepts--If I list a topic here, you are responsible for all material listed under that topic in the text (and in class).** The study guide lists all material you will be responsible for on the exam, with the exception that if I list a very general topic here, you are responsible for all terminology and material listed under that topic in the text (and in class). The topics listed here comes from class and/or the text. It does NOT have to appear in both places to be included on the exam. If you see a topic you do not recognize, you should ask another student for their notes, and check the textbook (see the index at the back of the book). For this exam, I will test you on the bigger, more important concepts from the semester and on those that apply to multiple sections of the course. Those concepts are listed below. My advice for studying is to focus your attention on class notes and reading for the particular concepts, rather than simply re-reading all of the chapters in their entirety. The exam will be held in our regular classroom ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT NOON. The format is multiple choice (each question will have 4 possible choices), and there will be between 35 questions. The exam is worth a total of 100 points and will replace a lower score-- it cannot lower your grade. No make-up exams will be given. Please see the syllabus for additional guidelines about makeups. Here is the point breakdown for grades. Remember, these are strict cutoffs and no changes will be made for any reason. Grad e Minimum Score Maximum Score A+ 395 405+ A 377 394 A- 365 376 B+ 354 364 B 336 353 B- 324 335 C+ 314 323 C 296 313 C- 284 295 D+ 273 283 D 255 272 D- 243 254 F 0 242 **Study skills topic is not going to be covered** Concepts to understand and be able to apply: Topic 1: Research Methods
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the difference between correlation and causation what a correlation coefficient means (interpreting research findings) be able to identify independent variables, dependent variables, confounding variables, experimental group, and control group Topic 2: The Brain How neural transmission works (including relevant parts of neuron). Also be sure you understand the all-or-none principle and action potentials How synaptic transmission works (including relevant parts of neuron and neurotransmitters). Also understand the difference between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. Be able to compare and contrast event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in terms of localization of function (where in the brain something happens) and timing Topic 3: Sensation and Perception Gestalt principles of perception (figure-ground, continuity, proximity, similarity, and closure) perceptual constancies (brightness, color, size, shape) monocular cues to depth perception (texture gradient, linear perspective, superposition,
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course PSY 0010 taught by Professor Joshuafetterman during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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