TAMIU Psychology 1301 exam 1 Part I

TAMIU Psychology 1301 exam 1 Part I - the external and...

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Psychology Chapters I, II, IV Review Psychology  – Scientific study of behavior and mental processes Hypothesis  – Specific prediction about how one variable is related to another Descriptive Research  – Observes and records behavior without producing causal explanations Correlation Research  – The researcher observes or measures (without directly manipulating)  two or more variables to find the relationship between them Sensation  – Process of receiving, converting, and transmitting raw sensory information from 
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Unformatted text preview: the external and internal environments to the brain. Perception – Process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting sensory information Rods - Receptor cells in the retinas that detects shades of gray and are responsible for peripheral vision and are most sensitive in dim light Cones – Receptor cells, concentrated near the center of the retina, responsible for color vision and fine detail; most sensitive in brightly lit conditions Scientific Method -...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..

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