Read the following scenarios and answer the reflection questions that follow.
Jennifer and Bethany have both recently declared psychology as their majors. One evening as
they are looking over their required courses, they start talking.
Read through the examples below and then identify the UCS, CS, UCR, and CR in each of the
Pamela is walking her child at the mall and a lady walks by and stops to see the baby. The lady
has a shiny, noisy bangle of bracelets that are the same as
Find the purpose of each of the neurotransmitters listed below. Also, describe what might happen
to a person if they have an excessive amount or a lesser amount of the neurotransmitter.
Acetylcholine (C7NH16O2+ / ACh) Stimulate the firing of neurons and i
Which Stage is it?
Read through each of the statements and then determine and what stage of cognitive
development the person is in.
You take an infants toy and place it behind the couch. The infant starts crying because he
thinks it is gone.
Chapter 7 Memory
Memory is the retention of information or experience over time.
Three Phases of Memory
Taking in information from the environment, if you dont encode; you wont retrieve.
What is the role of attention?
Chapter 5 States of Consciousness
Consciousness: an individuals awareness of external events and internal sensations under a condition of
Awareness includes awareness of the self and thoughts about ones experiences.
Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception
Sensation: receiving stimulus energies from a persons external environment and transforming those
energies into neural energy.
Perception: the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information so that it makes s
Chapter 9 Basic Psychology
Germinal Development (Weeks 1-2)
Embryonic Period (Weeks 3-8)
Differentiation of tissue
Neural tube develops
Fetal Period (Months 2-9)
Development of func
Chapter 6 Learning
Types of Learning
Learning is a systematic, relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through experience.
Behaviorism is a theory of learning that focuses solely on observable behaviors
Associative learning occurs when an orga
Chapter 3 (Biological Foundations of Behavior)
The nervous system is the bodys electrochemical communication circuitry.
Plasticity refers to the brains special physical capacity for change.
Afferent nerves, or sensory nerves, carry information
1. Defining Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a science, psychology
uses systematic methods to observe human behavior and draw conclusions. The goals of
psychological science are to de
Chapter 8 Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
Mental categories used to group objects, events, and characteristics
The way we develop concepts, we develop the characteristics that these categories have in common.
CHAPTER 12: PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN
This chapter focuses on the search for identity in adolescence, sexuality, and relationships with family,
peers, and adult society. The views of Erikson, Marcia, and Elkind are explored. Focus boxes exam
Psych Notes 12/08 chapter 15
Bipolar I and Bipolar II
-characterized by extreme mood swings that include mania
-frequency and separation of episodes usually separated by 6 months a
-Etiology: strong genetic component, swings in metabolic activity in
Neurons and neurotransmitters
Absolute threshold- all or none; if the action potential is met, then the signal will be sent to other
Electrical impulse runs more efficiently because of the myelin sheath
We are all born with more neurons
Chapter 1: What is psychology?
Psychology- scientific study of behavior and mental process
Scientific: systematic methods
What can be directly observed (thoughts, feelings, motives)
The scientific method of Psychologists:
Begin Chapter 2
Simplest type of matter with unique physical
and chemical properties
Two or more different atoms chemically
Elements and Compounds are both substances
Two or more substances physically mixe
- ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: ABUSE, ADDICTION, AND DISORDERS
Dr. Thomas Brooks
March 8, 2016
Research Assignment #1
Autism is a condition affecting the processing, integrating, and organizing of information that
significantly impacts communication, social interaction, functi
In Randy Pauschs book The Last Lecture he begins the book by giving a short synopsis
of his health. Randy Pausch states that he has ten tumors in his liver and he only has a few
months to live. Pausch says he could easily feel sorry for himself, but he
Question: The process by which collective decisions are made for a country is known
as: Your Answer: politics.
Question: Government is: Your Answer: a set of people who make decisions that are
binding for all people in the country.
Question: _ are
Death and loss are universal experiences that have a _ context.
Cultural aspects of death include all of the following EXCEPT
A. care and behavior of the dying and the dead.
Which of the following statements about the stability of personality in old age is TRUE?
A. Individuals from more recent cohorts show more flexibility in old age than people from previous
B. In old age, the only trait that
The traditional age for entering into late adulthood is
A. prejudice or discrimination, usually against young people.
B. prejudice or discrimination, usually against older people.
C. negated by s
Cohort, gender, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status affect the life course by
A. influencing the expectations and trajectory of life decisions.
B. protecting people from making decisions based on cultural biases.
The baby boomers are a part of what life stage today?
A. Early adulthood
B. Middle adulthood
C. Later adulthood
D. Older adulthood
Until recently, the least studied part of the life span has been
B. young adulthood.
In the 1960s, young people in the United States typically finished school, left home, got a job,
got married, and had children. By the 1990s, only _ of emerging adults followed this
Psychological maturity depends on which of the following?
A. Discovering one's identity
B. Becoming independent of one's parents
C. Developing a system of values
D. All of these
A time when young people are no longer adolescents but