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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