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1 PSY 120 Prof. South Spring 2011 Final Exam Study Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study of Psychology Definition of psychology Ancient roots of psychology (Greeks, Religion) Mind body problem (e.g., Descartes’ view) Influences on psychology (nativisits, rationalists, empiricists, etc.) Two disciplines at the root of psychology Key figures in psychology (Wilhelm Wundt, William James, etc) Schools of psychology (structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt, Freudian) Types of psychologists (clinical, applied, research) Chapter 2: Tools of Psychological Research Goals of Psychological Science (description, prediction, explanation and control) Scientific method: observe, detect regularities, generate hypothesis, observe Resistance to psychology’s findings (judgement overconfidence, folk wisdom, pseudoscience) Barriers to developing good theory and rejecting bad theory (ego centrism, expectancies, etc) Scientific Theory (operationism, falsifiability criterion) Operational definition Types of research designs o Descriptive Observational Techniques: case study survey naturalistic observation
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2 psychological testing o Correlational Correlation coefficient Correlation vs. causation o Experiment IV, DV Random Assignment Statistics o Central tendencies o Variability o Inferential Statistics (probabilistic causation, error and bias) Ethics (IRB, principles) Placebo effect (double blind protocol) Chapter 3: Biological Processes Central and peripheral nervous systems Types of neurons Sensory, motor, interneurons Neural Anatomy Dendrites, soma, axon, Terminal button synapse Neural Transmission Action potential Hyperpolarization vs. depolarization neurotransmitters
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3 Brain Function Brain Manipulations (invasive, accidental, temporary) Brain Measurement (EEG, MRI) Localization Lateralization Brain Structures Hindbrain, midbrain, forebrain (cortex, thalamus, hypothalamus, limbic system) Lobes of cerebral cortex Plasticity Split brain individuals Darwin and Natural Selection Chromosomal Abnormalities (Turner’s syndrome, Fragile X, Down’s syndrome) Genes DNA, chromosomes Genotype vs. Phenotype Alleles, heterozygous vs. homozygous, dominant vs. recessive Genetic variability (mutations) Heritability Chapter 4: Human Development Stages of prenatal development (germinal, embryonic, fetal) teratogens Methods for studying infants’ abilities Preferential looking Habituation
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