PY102 Unit 3
Sensation & Perception
A. Basic Concepts
1. Psychophysics Study of the relationship between physical stimuli and
2. Absolute threshold Minimum level of stimulation that can be detected
*There is an abs
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
A. Relationship between treatment and causes of disorders.
Treatment will relate to disorder.
B. Historical Perspective
1. Causes: Possession by evil spirits.
2. Treatments: techniques to drive out or release evil spir
The capacity to act purposefully, think rationally, and to deal effectively with the environment.
The application of cognitive skills and knowledge to learn, solve problems, and obtain ends that are
Study of physical, cognitive, and social developments and changes over the entire lifespan (before
birth to death).
Development implies something positive (growing correctly, social sk
Unit 5 Memory
A. 3 Stages of Memory
Components of memory through which information is processed for storage and later use.
1. Sensory Memory
Initial input and holding of information according to its sensory modality (taste, smell, etc.).
A. Definition of learning
A persistent change in behavior potential as a result of practice or other experience.
Change has to persist for some amount of time- depends on the situation.
Behavior potential overt or covert behavior that