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INTRODUCTION 1. What's studied in psychology? 2. What assumptions do psychologist make about behavior and experience? 3. How do these assumptions influence psychological theory and practice? 4. How has the field of psychology been shaped? 5. What does the field of psychology look like today? 6. Where are psychologists employed? SCIENTIFIC METHOD 1. Why does psychology "qualify" as a science? 2. What special considerations must be taken into account when doing research on behavior & experience? 3. What does conducting an experiment entail? 4. What's the logic behind an experiment? 5. What are some design issues? 6. What does a "true" experiment look like? 7. What kind of jobs do statistics do? 8. What does it mean to "support" a hypothesis? 9. Can a question be answered with one experiment? 10. Can science "prove" anything? 11. How does a "natural" experiment differ from a "true" experiment? 12. How can you assess strength of relationships? 13. Should one infer causality when a relationship is strong? 14. How do you feel about approaching the topic of behavior & experience scientifically? BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 1. How do the mind and body relate to explain experience and behavior? 2. Can you see why some have described psychology as a marriage of philosophy & biology? 3. What are the building blocks of the nervous system? 4. What do neurons look like? 5. How do nerve impulses get generated and transmitted through the neuron? 6. How do nerve impulses get transmitted to another neuron? 7. What might account for variation in experience? 8. How is the whole nervous system generally organized? 9. What's the brain? 10. How have we come to know about the structure of the brain and how it functions? 11. What's different about these various scanning techniques? 12. How is the brain organized and how is it arranged in the head? 13. How are brains similar/different from animal to animal? 14. What part of the brain is primarily responsible for our awareness of behavior and experience? 15. With what aspect of behavior and experience is the frontal lobe associated? 16. What would life be like with brain damage in the frontal lobe area? 17. With what aspect of behavior and experience is the parietal lobe associated?
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18. What would life be like with brain damage in the parietal lobe area? 19. With what aspect of behavior and experience is the temporal lobe associated? 20. What would life be like with brain damage in the temporal lobe area? 21. With what aspect of behavior and experience is the occipital lobe associated? 22. What would life be like with brain damage in the occipital lobe area? 23. When someone has paralysis from a stroke what can be done to facilitate as much recovery as possible? 24. What are some other important brain structures located below the level of the cerebral cortex?
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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