July 31, 2017- Questions from lecture
1. Why have humans changed overtime?
2. In Natural selection, what is selected?
3. Who is doing the selecting? Nature
4. If natural selection is slow to benefit our rapidly changing world, how does it help us? By
Chp. 10 Emotion and Motivation
What are emotions?
Emotions are immediate and specific. They are usually
triggered by something specific. Can be positive or negative.
Emotions are a response to environmental events or internal
eChp. 1 The science psychology
psychological science is the study, through research of mind, brain
mind: mental activity and the perception of the 5 senses and
memories, thoughts, and feelings. these result from biological
Chapter 6: learning
Behaviorism - (John B. Watson) the role of environmental forces in
producing observable behavior.
Environmental forces includes other ppl, other objects around
Watson- he was a huge proponent in making sure that psy was
Week 9 Day 2 Meaning and Purpose (PART 1) & Social Network (PART 2)
PART 1 #LiveWithMeaning
Extra Materials on Living Life with Meaning and Purpose:
Victor Frankl, the famous creator of logotherapy, thought that the loss of meaning caused
Sexual and Gender Disorders Prep Guide Week 14 Day 1
As you read this section and answer questions, I want you to carry a high level of
skepticism about some of these diagnoses. Human sexuality is complex and varied.
Remember my admonition ear
Substance-related and Addictive Disorder Week 11 Day 1
Read this totally awesome comic book version of a series of scientific studies of
addiction. It is called RAT PARK!
1.) What is the differe
Neurocognitive Disorders Week 13 Day 2
Take a look at this short article on the relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer.
Also, check out this 3-minute news video on a study
Personality Disorders Week 12 Day 1
1. What are the A, B, C, and D criteria for diagnosis of a personality disorder?
The A criteria is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior
that deviates markedly from the expectations of the ind
Week 11 Day 2 Prep Guide Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
1.) List and define the five general diagnostic criteria for Schizophrenia.
Delusion is a false belief that is firmly held, contrary to the consensus of other
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Week 13 Day 1
ADHD is among the most commonly diagnosed psychological difficulties among
children. Take a look at the summaries of these two articles I have provided. The
articles examine the epidemiological evidence on ADHD i
Week 6 Day 2
1.) What happens to adult rats when they are exposed as baby rats to an
antidepressant for just 10 days?
They show classic signs of depression such as low levels of pleasure
seeking, disrupted sleep, feeding, and sexual behavior.
Week 12, Day 2
Eating, Sleep and Elimination Disorders
1. What are three main features of anorexia nervosa (A, B, and C criteria)?
The A criteria is restriction of energy intake relative to requirements, leading to a
significantly low body wei
Prep Guide Week 3 Day 2February 7
Extra Material: Check out these extra materials
Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought (under 3 minutes)
Lick Your Rats
Prep Guide Week 4 Day 1
This is a document discussing some of my own thoughts on psychiatric diagnoses. It is a
criticism of Syndromal Classification in psychology and psychiatry. (I will be offering an
Prep Guide Week 2 Day 2February 2
1. Some of the earliest explanations for abnormal behavior involved some version of
demonic possession. What cures were proposed?
Trephining which is where tools were used to make a hole in the skull to let th
Week 4 Day 2
1. Depending on the theoretical orientation of the interviewer, mental health
professionals might focus on different kinds of questions. But, in general, what kinds
of information might a mental health professional seek in an inta
Prep Guide Week 2 Day 1 January 31
1. What is the difference between the reliability and validity of a measurement?
Reliability is the extent to which a measure consistently yields the same results
on repeated trials. Validity is the extent to
Prep Guide Week 1 Day 2 January 26
1. What are the 3 characteristics that are usually thought to define abnormal behavior?
Name all 3 and give an example of each.
The first characteristic is cultural inappropriateness and an example of this wo
Parenting & Families
Parenting: A Developmental Focus
In infancy and toddlerhood, good parenting consists mainly of warmth and
As children develop, they want more autonomy
Up to parents to manage this autonomy
Parents have a balance to stri
Friendships are generally considered to be intimate,
reciprocated, and positive relationships
between two similar-aged peers
How do we choose our friends?
Friendships are primarily same-sex throughout
Adolescence in the
Parenting during the
Parents perceive adolescence as the most challenging stage of child-rearing
Only 5 to 15% of adolescents report extreme turmoil or conflict with parents
Those that do more likely to h
Adolescent Cognitive &
Cognitive Development in
Piagets Formal Operations stage ( 11 to 16 years)
- Application of logic to abstract problems
- Examples: What is loyalty? What does ethical mean?
- Why should my curfew be at 1
Social Cognition, The Self,
Executive Functioning is the ability to manage ones thoughts to engage in
goal-directed behavior and self-control
- An umbrella term that refers to many higher-level cognitive process
What is the function of adolescence?
Prepare youth for the challenges of adulthood
Transform how youth view themselves and others
Successful adolescent development includes
- Autonomy: Being in complete control of on
Developmental Psychopathology refers to the study of abnormal
behavior from a developmental perspective
The origins and course of maladaptive behavior matter
.OR the study of the origins and
Intelligence & Schools
Much debate over how to define intelligence
General Intelligence (or g) refers to our ability to think
and learn across all intellectual tasks
- Assumes that children who are intelligent in one cognitive
domain (e.g. ma
Psy 201 Test
Sigmund Freud: Dream interpretation and free association
Wilhelm Wundt: created first psy laboratory in 1879; introspection and
Phineas Gage: got metal rod stuck through his head
Types of studies:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
O. Loewie identified neurotransmitters
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: three multiple choice questions with answers
Definitional, Basic Concept, In-depth Concept