PSYC 101 Study Guide for Final Exam

PSYC 101 Study Guide for Final Exam - PSYC 101 Study Guide...

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PSYC 101 Study Guide for Final Exam Use your class notes, lecture outlines, and the relevant sections of your textbook to complete this study guide. If you have a thorough, detailed understanding of the material on this study guide, then you will have done a great job of learning psychology! And you will be well prepared for the cumulative final exam. How to use this study guide: First answer each question without looking at your lecture notes or book. Don’t simply look at the questions and answer them in your head. Write or type out complete answers for each and every question. Include details, not just a general, vague answer. For compare and contrast, think about meaningful similarities and differences. Go beyond superficial definitions. Focus your study time on re-learning concepts that you missed. Test yourself again. Put away your notes and book, and try to answer the questions from memory. Perhaps start with the ones that you missed the first time. 2. List and explain the seven themes presented in class and chapter 1. How can the values presented at the beginning of the semester be related to some of these themes? 3. Compare and contrast the six theoretical perspectives covered in class and chapter 1. That is, identify ways in which some perspectives are similar and identify the key differences among them. 4. Think of something that a lot of people do. Use the perspectives to propose several possible explanations for that common behavior. 5. Compare and contrast: a) observation and inference b) correlational research and experimental research c) independent variable and dependent variable 6. Imagine that someone says that you should drink Red Bull before an exam to be smarter and more alert. Should you believe it? What questions should you ask to evaluate the credibility of the source of this information? Why should you not rely on anecdotal evidence? What should you do to watch out for B.S. (bad science)? 7. Draw a neuron, label each structure, and explain how one neuron communicates with another neuron. 8. Make a sketch of the cerebral cortex. a) Label the lobes and functional areas. b) For each primary area of the cerebral cortex, give an example of a functional difficulty that would occur if that area alone was damaged. c) How is the left cerebral cortex different from the right cerebral cortex?
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