EXAM #1 – PSYCHOLOGY 101 – SPRING, 2011 – REVIEW SHEET
Hi, the review sheet is provided below.
The exam will have 60 multiple choice items.
The exam is a mix
of items from the text book and the notes.
Any exercises or film clips shown in class are also fair game
for the exam.
If I sent a brief article (e.g. the one on the Harvard research) and asked everyone to read
it, then that is fair game as well.
Jazmin, Adrianne, and Chris will have extra office hours and review
sessions next week (they will email you the times).
Please bring a picture ID to class, a number two pencil, and a scantron.
PLEASE COME TO CLASS
We will admit students in to the exam until one student has left. Then, we will NOT admit
anyone into the exam.
Chapter one – The Evolution of Psychology
Know the different schools of psychology (i.e., structuralists; functionalists, and positive)
including the people associated with them.
based on the notion that the task of psychology is to analyze consciousness into
its basic elements and investigate how these elements are related *introspection
: the careful,
systematic self-observation of one’s own conscious experience (
based on the belief that psychology should investigate the function or purpose of
consciousness, rather than its structure *natural selection; function of consciousness (
focus on positive character traits/ what is right with people; study of positive emotions;
remedy weaknesses and build strengths (
The unconscious is key; *psychoanalytic theory: attempts to explain
personality, motivation and mental disorders by focusing on unconscious determinants of
Know the different approaches to psychology (e.g., behaviorism; psychodynamic;
humanistic) including the people associated with them.
a theoretical orientation based on the premise that scientific study should study
only observable behavior *abandon study of consciousness altogether; *behavior:
overt/observable response or activity by any organism (
John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner-free will
is an illusion)
Freudian theory; focus on unconscious conflicts between primitive desires and
constraints; unconsciousness and psychoanalysis (
Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler)
theoretical orientation that emphasizes the unique qualities of humans, especially
their freedom and their potential for personal growth (
Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow)
cognitive development, language acquisition, problem solving, role of thoughts and
feelings on behavior (
Jean Piaget, Noam Chomsky, Herbert Simon)
Know the different areas of psychology (e.g., developmental psychology, clinical
psychology, biological psychology, etc).