FINAL EXAM STUDY QUESTIONS
Chapter 1 Intro to Psychology
Defining and Describing Psychology
What is the exact definition of psychology? How would psychologists define
behavior and mind? What does it mean for psychology to be scientific?
CHAPTER 5: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
Vision: Building a World of Color and Form
1. What is the definition of sensation? What is the definition of perception? How are
Sensation is receiving incoming physical signals from the environment and
CHAPTER 8: MEMORY
Remembering Over the Short Term
1. Describe the differences between sensory memories and shortterm memories.
Sensory memory is an exact replica of an environmental message that
usually lasts for a second or less. Short-term memory is a
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The Impact of Drug Policies Towards Drug Abusers
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P421 Report 3
Stereotyping has occurred for quite some time. Certain groups, based on the way they
look, are assumed to have certain characteristics or preferen
The 2 (Black vs. White defendant) X 2 (Black vs. White victim) factorial ANOVA indicated several
A two-way analysis of variance revealed no main effect of defendant race (Black vs. White defendant)
such that Black defendants and White
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o Clinical/ counseling/ school
o Psychiatry (Prescribe medication)
o Easier way of life for humans
o Industrial designs
Thursday 1/17 /17
- Purpose of descriptive research? Observe & Describe behavior! 4 types (Four
- Ways to summarize Data Mean, Median, Mode
- Measures of Central tendency/ Measures of variability
- Purpose of Correlational Research?
Thursday 1/12/17 Chapter 2: Tools of Psychological Research
- Must define our variables twice VARY
- VariablesConceptual & Operational
- Definition of Psychology
Class Motto: Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. (The scienc
Psychology: The scientific study of mind and behavior
Empirical Knowledge: knowledge derived from systematic observations.
Scientific Method1. Observation: record characteristics of the variables you are interested in.
2. Detect Regulariti
PSY 310- Movie Review
1. What are the typical and/or atypical early/middle childhood developmental
milestones you see Matilda experiencing in this movie?
Right off the bat, we see that Matilda is much different than the rest of
Exercise 31 Reading Questions
Packet pages 40-43
Part A: Factual Questions
1. Which two variables have the strongest relationship between them?
The measure of fathers parental involvement and self-concept
2. The correlation between famil
Exercise 12 Questions
1. On average, which group of women was older?
Nonstudent females were older on average with a mean of 22.1 +/- 1.7
2. Which of the four groups had a higher score on the importance of eating the most
Sexual Hook-Up Culture
The article describes hook-ups as brief uncommitted sexual encounters between
individuals who are not romantic partners or dating each other (pg. 62). This practice became
Caldwell Chapter 2 Questions
Three measures of central tendency are the mean, median, and mode.
The measure of central intensity that is sensitive to extreme scores is the mean.
The most frequently represe
After the violent shooting of the innocent Amadou Diallo, a 22 year old West African
immigrant by armed police officers, the question was raised concerning the effects of ethnicity
on police officers judgment of potential threatening individual
Study Guide for Exam 3
Freuds Psychosexual Stages:
1. Oral Stage: birth first year of life; sucking and biting bring pleasure and gratification; if
child is weaned early or breastfed too long, child may become fixated on or
Study Guide for Exam 1
Developmental Psychology: the discipline that studies the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional
development of humans.
Freuds Psychosexual Stages:
1. Oral Stage: birth first year of life; sucking and biting
Study Guide for Exam 2
Continue to know Freud, Erikson and Piagets stages of development
Terms of the preoperational stages of development
o Symbolic play: children make believe that objects and toys are other than what the
Study Guide: 2012 P101 Final
Chapter 1 Introduction and Methodology
Correlation: + and correlation
Correlation vs. Causation
Naturalistic Observation, Case study, and lab experiment
Independent and Dependent Variables
Survey, representative samples,
Affective component of self-concept:
overall self-evaluation; generalized feeling of self-worth, self-acceptance, goodness, and
what determines how we feel about ourselves? what determines self-esteem?
self-discrepancy theory (
scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of an individual are
influenced by the real, imagined, or implied presence of other people
A - affect
B - behavior
C - cognition
cognition - paradigmatic orientation (?)
Who am I?
material self - physical distinctions
spiritual self - attitudes, beliefs, not readily discernible
social self - around others
William James - father of American psychology
self concept - totality of beliefs about oneself; what