1386 General Psychology
Gaye Bourne, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
How to succeed in 1386 General Psychology
Read the textbook
How to Succeed in General Psychology
Read the textbook
Show up for class
3. Dont memorize: unde
NATURE OF MEMORY:
THE RETENTION OF INFORMATION OR
EXPERIENCE OVER TIME
Except for frustrating moments when our memory
fails, or when someone experiences memory loss, we
do not think about how everything we do or say
depends in the smooth operation
Module 11: Sensation and Perception
The unorganized jumble of information coming into the brain all at once from the outside
and inside of the body
Colors, shapes, movement, body senses, etc.
How the brain organizes all the inco
Many physiological effects are the same for all emotions
Heart speeds up
Stress hormones released
Liver pours glucose into the blood stream
Physiological arousal and perform
Judaism in the United States
Jews: A unique minority
Not a specific ethnic or racial group.
The U.S. has the largest Jewish population in the world
Birthrate has remained below normal
What is a Jew?
Parillo: Chapter 10
First Black immigrants
The first slaves
Replaced indentured servants
Over 500,000 brought to U.S.
Even in the South, free blacks existed
500,000 by 1860
What factors determine our unique ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in the world?
The Psychoanalytic (Psychodynamic) Perspective
Parts of Consciousness
How do we get information
When Columbus arrived, there were 6-10 million indigenous people here
Europeans stereotyped Native Americans as backward, savage, uncivilized.
Why couldnt they co-exist?
1379 Cultural Diversity
Patrick Courtney, B.S. in Ed., M.Ed.
Instructor, Social & Behavioral Sci.
How to succeed in this course:
Come to class regularly
Take notes which make sense to you
Take part in the class discussion
People living in the U.S. whose ethnic origins are from Central, South America or any of the
nations of the Caribbean Sea.
Socio Historical experience varies depending on their:
Area of settlement
Within American Culture
Although there is information about the social inequality in American society from the time
of the Suffragette movement, (late 1800s into the early 1900s)
The idea of sexism as a concept
Module 3: Neuroscience and Behavior
The building blocks of all behaviors and mental processes
Parts of a neuron
Semipermeable cell membrane
MODULE 21: OPERANT CONDITIONING
Learning from the consequences of our behavior
A type of learning in which the frequency of a behavior is based on the
consequences of that behavior.
Operant conditioning always has 2 parts
Module 53: Social Thinking
How do we explain our own and others behaviors?
Types of attributions
Dispositional: internal personality or character traits.
Situational: environmental causes outside the person.
The Fundamental Attributio
Module 2: Research Strategies
How psychologists ask and answer questions
Intuition and common sense can cause problems!
They sometimes cause us to think in ways that seem to make sense but arent
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The Human Brain
Makes up 1/45th of your weight.
Developed from the inside out
Works without our awareness most of the time.
Lower Level Brain Structures: The most primitive
part of the brain
The Brainstem: the brains basement
A desire for significant accomplishment, including mastering skills or ideas, for control or for
rapidly attaining a high standard.
Murray, McClelland & Atkinson
Had Ss make up stories about ambiguous pictures.
Analyzed the themes mentione