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History, Intro, Mindset, Brain and Neuropsychology, Consciousness & Sleep Study Guide Questions History and Introduction to Psychology (Chapter 1) 1) What is the study of Psychology? (1.1) Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. 2) Who is Wilhelm Wundt and what was he trying to measure in his laboratory? (1.2) He was the first person to be called a psychologist. He is famous for published a book in 1873, Principles of Physiological Psychology . Wundt was measuring the reaction time of pushing a button, when seeing light, image, or sound. 3) Who is William James? (1.2) James was the first American psychologist. He had a different perspective on how psychology should operate. 4) Who is Mary Whiton Calkins and why is she noteworthy? (search internet sources and please cite source of your answer) 5) Identify 3 branches of Psychology of interest to you and briefly explain what each branch studies (1.3). Social Psychology- is the study of how we interact with others and relate to them. Development psychology- is the study of the life span. Personality psychology- is the study of the patterns of thoughts and behavior that make us unique. Growth Mindset (See link on Moodle to Carol Dweck’s Mindset Article) 1) How does Dweck explain the difference between Fixed and Growth Mindsets? (lecture) 2) What three “bad things” happen to children when we praise them for being smart? Why? What does Dweck say is better to praise them for and why? a. . Some students become lazy, figuring that their smarts will bail them out in a pinch.  b. Others conclude that the people who praise their intelligence are simply wrong, and  decide that it isn't worth investing effort in homework.  c. Still others might care intensely about school but withdraw from difficult tasks or tie  themselves in knots of perfectionism.  3) If someone says to you, “I’m terrible at academic work, that’s not my strong suit, and I will never do well in college,” how would you explain to them Dweck’s basic findings about this. In one sentence, what encouragement would you give them that exhibit a “growth” mindset mentality? I believe that collage can help your learning.
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Grit (See link on Moodle to Angela Duckoworth’s Grit Article) 1) How does Duckworth define Grit? sticking with things over the very long term until you master them." 2) What did Duckworth find in her study of WestPoint Cadets? In other words, what was the best predictor of success? (intelligence, leadership, etc.? ) Duckworth found that smarter students actually had less grit than their peers who scored lower on an intelligence test.
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  • Spring '18
  • Steven E Wampler

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