Introduction to Psychology

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Introduction to Psychology (Modules 1 – 3) 1. What is psychology? 2. What are the current perspectives in psychology? Define their focus. 3. What are the subfields in psychology? 4. What does scientific method refer to? 5. List 4 ways psychologists observe and describe behavior. 6. Does correlation prove causation? 7. List key components when evaluating the effectiveness of therapies. 8. Name 3 measures of central tendency? Define them. 9. What does it mean to say a finding has statistical significance? Neuroscience (Modules 4 – 5) 10. Draw a neuron, label and describe the functions of each component. 11. Describe the communication process between neurons. 12. List the neurotransmitters and describe their individual functions. 13. What are agonists and antagonists?
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Unformatted text preview: 14. What comprises the peripheral nervous system? 15. What comprises the central nervous system? 16. What comprises the endocrine system? 17. What comprises the limbic system? List their functions. 18. What are the basic subdivisions of the cortex? 19. What functions are located in each lobe? 20. List the brain structures and their functions. Nature and Nurture (Modules 6 7) 21. Define chromosomes, DNA, and genes. 22. How many chromosomes does each person have? 23. Where do we get our chromosomes? 24. How do genes influence our behavior? 25. How is the nature-nurture debate related to psychology? 26. What is the relationship between natural selection and psychology? 27. List 5 environmental influences on behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSY 001 taught by Professor Valdivinos during the Spring '08 term at Drake University .

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