AP Psychology Final Exam Study Guide Directions: Each student will be assigned a chapter/section of the study guide to complete. All chapters/sections are due on________. The class will collaborate and create one Final Exam study guide. In addition to text you may also insert links and images. Remember to include all key terms in each section. Unit I: History, Approaches and Research Methods (Chapter 1 & Appendix A) A. Logic, Philosophy, and History of Science This is a test B. Approaches/Perspectives C. Experimental, Correlation, and Clinical Research D. Statistics E. Research Methods and Ethics Define psychology and trace its historical development. • Compare and contrast the psychological perspectives. • Identify basic and applied research subfields of psychology. • Identify basic elements of an experiment (variables, groups, sampling, population, etc.). • Compare and contrast research methods (case, survey, naturalistic observation). • Explain correlational studies. • Describe the three measures of central tendency and measures of variation. • Discuss the ethics of animal and human research Unit II: Biological Basis of Behavior (Chapter 2) A. Physiological Techniques (e.g., imagining, surgical) B. Neuroanatomy C. Functional Organization of Nervous System D. Neural Transmission E. Endocrine System F. Genetics • Describe the structure of a neuron and explain neural impulses.
• Describe neuron communication and discuss the impact of neurotransmitters. • Classify and explain major divisions of the nervous system. • Describe the functions of the brain structures (thalamus, cerebellum, limbic system, etc.). • Identify the four lobes of the cerebral cortex and their functions. • Discuss the association areas. • Explain the split-brain studies. • Describe the nature of the endocrine system and its interaction with the nervous system. Unit III: Developmental Psychology (Chapter 3 & 4) A. Life-Span Approach B. Research Methods C Heredity–Environment Issues D. Developmental Theories E. Dimensions of Development F. Sex Roles, Sex Differences • Discuss the course of prenatal development. • Illustrate development changes in physical, social, and cognitive areas. • Discuss the effect of body contact, familiarity, and responsive parenting on attachments.
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- Psychology, Explain correlational studies, Explain altruistic behavior