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Review for Exam 2: General Psychology 830:101:02 Sensation and Perception: Know the definitions of sensation and perception, the parts (and function of the parts) of the eye, including types and functions of receptors. Also know the parts of the ear, how sound is defined (amplitude, frequency, wavelength…), types and causes of deafness. Cognition and Language: Know the difference between attentive and pre-attentive processes, algorithms and heuristics, maximizers and satisficers, the way we understand (and don’t understand) sentences, and how we read (specifically). Also understand ADD, ADHD, and the difference between the two. Nature, Nurture, and Human Development Know all slides related to Piaget, particularly developmental stages. Understand how heritability is defined, and how it is measured. Know basic genetic terminology: chromosomes (and number of chromosomes, difference between X- and Y-chromosomes,(and related disorders)) dominant and recessive genes. Also understand how a trait can be biological without being genetic.
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Unformatted text preview: Intelligence: Know the Spearman model of intelligence, and what the relevant terms and characters mean. Review scoring on Wechsler and Stanford-Binet, understand standardization and restandardization, Flynn effect, reliability, validity, and bias on standardized tests. Consciousness: Know the working definition or measurement of consciousness, pathologies in consciousness (various degrees of unconsciousness as well as unusual pathology discussed), circadian rhythm, the brain regions and specific centers that control sleep (and how it happens), and the theories surrounding dreams. Motivated Behavior: Know (and understand) the Theories of Motivation, Know (well) Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, the short-term and long-term cues for hunger regulation, what sources of energy are used by the brain, (and which are not), major researchers in sexual practices in the U.S., and the biological, including genetic, information regarding sexual orientation, and the implications of that information....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PSYCHLOGY 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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