GP - Final Exam Study Guide - F16

GP - Final Exam Study Guide - F16 - General Psychology...

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General Psychology Final Exam Study Guide Fall 2016 Please note that you are not being asked to restudy everything – just the main topics from each unit - Make sure you can define all of the vocabulary words and answer all of the questions listed below. - Approximately 10 exam items will come from each unit . - Use relevant parts of the previous study guides and review session handouts to study for the units and gain practice with these concepts—I will NOT be providing new handouts for the final exam. Unit 1: History of Psychology/Research Methods and Biological Basis of Behavior History and Research Methods Define psychology What are the 4 goals of psychologists? Why is Psychology considered a science? Who is the founder of “Psychology?” Know the main belief of the 7 modern perspectives What are the three main research methods used in Psychology? What is Naturalistic Observation What does a correlation tell you? (know positive vs. negative correlation) Can you determine causation from a correlation? Why not? What does an experiment tell you? (how is it different from a correlational study?) Independent vs. dependent variable - what are they and can you pick them out if I describe a study? Biological Basis of Behavior What is the nervous system? What is plasticity? Can you name the major divisions of the nervous system and their functions?
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