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University of North GeorgiaDr. Troy A. SmithPSYC 1101 - Introduction to PsychologyAutumn 2015 (CRN 5902, 5905, 5940)Study Guide – MidtermStudy Guide – MidtermThe Midterm Exam will cover material from chapters 1-7. The exam will be a mixture of multiple-choice questions (40 questions, each worth 2 points) and 2 short essay questions (worth 10 points each). The multiple choice questions may include any material from class lectures and activities, as well as assigned readings from the textbook, that is relevant to the learning goals from these chapters. The possible short essay questions are shown below. Short Essay Questions:Be prepared to answer each of the following questions in a single, well-crafted paragraph (about 3-5 sentences). I will choose three of these questions for the exam, and you will choose which 2 of the 3 you wish to answer during the exam.1.Summarize what information is processed in each of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex,using your own words.2.Describe the attachment style and temperament of an infant or child you know.3.Using a sensory input you have experienced, describe the four steps from sensation to perception.4.Many people confuse the terms negative reinforcementand punishment. Define each of these terms and describe the difference between them using concrete examples.5.Describe the organization of long-term memory. Distinguish between explicit and implicit memories, and between semantic and episodic memories.Extra Credit (worth up to 4 points on your exam score):Write two multiple choice questions and post your question(s) to Piazza. The questions can comefrom any of the material we have covered so far, including material from the lectures, notes, or textbook. Please follow the instructions below.1.Select two different topics/sections. For each one, write a multiple-choice question with one (and only one) correct response and three plausible distractors (incorrect responses).Do not use “All of the above” or “None of the above” as response options. Also, be sure to randomize the order of the options. For hints on how to write a good multiple-choice question, see this guidefrom Cynthia Brame at Vanderbilt University.2.Post your questions (without indicating which options are the correct responses) as a Note to the Entire Class on Piazza. In the Summary line, use the title “Exam 1 Review Question – Sections X.X and Y.Y” (where X.X and Y.Y are the chapter and section the questions cover). All questions should be posted by Monday, Oct 5, 6:00 p.m., although you will still be able to discuss the questions and respond to other people’s posts once the deadline has elapsed.Page 1 of 21
University of North GeorgiaDr. Troy A. SmithPSYC 1101 - Introduction to PsychologyAutumn 2015 (CRN 5902, 5905, 5940)Study Guide – MidtermChapter 1 Summary1.1 Why Is Psychology Important to You?