PSY 332 Chapter 1 cont

PSY 332 Chapter 1 cont - H ISTORY, I NFLUENCES, AND BASIC...

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HISTORY, INFLUENCES, AND BASIC CONCEPTS 2 Chapter 1 Research Today –Increasing in sophistication A. Better technology 1. More precise measurement –we can now measure reaction down to the millisecond 2. More sophisticated computations 3. Neural activity –fMRI –changes in neurons firing a. Julliard – students would hear something and process it as a language whereas we process information normally as sound A. Examinations of situational factors – for a long time, psychology was flawed by the white male thinking –although it doesn’t affect just the white male, does not mean things do not affect others 1. Parental employment 2. Marital satisfaction 3. Age at parenthood Domains of Development A. Three general areas 1. Physical development –development of the body and brain 2. Cognitive development –development of mental abilities a. Learning, memory, language, reasoning, perception 3. Psychosocial development –development of social abilities –how we interact with others
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course PSY 332 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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PSY 332 Chapter 1 cont - H ISTORY, I NFLUENCES, AND BASIC...

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