psychology is today)
~10 Qs from every other chapter and/or lecture we have covered during the semester
(Introductory lectures, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, ~ 8 Qs from
Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 13,
~102 total questions
Don’t forget to take a step back and look at the overall, major concepts and how they fit together.
Please note that the concepts below are general concepts that you should know very well
that we did not outline which key words, etc. you must know.
Use as much “recall” activity as you can (e.g. pull up a Bb outline—one without notes—and see
how much you can self-lecture.
The more you can do, the more you likely know; the less you
can do, the more you need to focus on memorizing information.).
Just reading through notes,
etc. is usually not an effective way of studying.
Introductory lecture (5 Questions)
What fields did psychology evolve from?
What researchers were particularly significant contributors to the field of psychology
(during the early years)?
e.g. What movements in psychology occurred and who were the main supporters?
Who established the first psychology lab?
Who established the first psychology journal?
What are the major types of psychology divisions in the field of psychology today?
e.g. What is the difference between a “research” vs. “applied” division?
I will describe some research to you and ask you to identify what division of
psychology it is most likely studied in.
Chapter 2 (Research, 8 Questions)
The scientific method involves using particular principles of gathering knowledge—what
ways are included?
What is the difference between an hypothesis vs. a theory?
What is the difference between descriptive vs. inferential statistics?
Give examples of
What are the different components of an experiment and where applicable, why are they
e.g. IV, DV, random assignment, single- or double- blind studies, etc.
What types of research methods are there?
What are their pros and cons?
e.g. experiment vs. naturalistic observation vs. survey vs. case study
Why do studies need to be ethical?
What procedures/committees do we have in place to ensure that studies are ethical?
Chapter 3 (Biological Bases)
What types of cells comprise the brain?
e.g. What types of glial cells are there?
What do they do?
e.g. What types of neurons are there?
What are the different parts of a neuron and what do they do?
Describe the different types of neuronal signals (i.e. action potential, EPSP/IPSP,