Written Homework 1.4
For all questions, be sure to clearly show each step to the final, fully simplified solution. For all problems, a complete ALGEBRAIC
solution is required. Guess and check, using only a ca
5.4 Drugs and Consciousness
Addiction: when a persons body starts to depend on a certain substances such as drugs
o Can cause relaxation, sleep and death
o Example: Alcohol and nicotine
Depressants: drugs that sl
5.3 Altered States of Consciousness
Meditation and Biofeedback
Altered stated of conscious when we are awake:
o Meditation: when you try to narrow your world so the stress fades away
All meditation focuses on a certain stimu
5.2 Sleep and Dreams
The Sleep Cycle
Circadian rhythms: biological clocks
o Example: temperature and blood pressure
o The most studied is the asleep-wake cycle
Electroencephalograph (EEG): it measures brain waves
o Asleep: A
5.1 The Study of Consciousness
Consciousness as a Construct
Consciousness: awareness of things that are inside ourselves
William Jamess article Does Consciousness Exist? argues that there is no way to
The Brain: Our Control Center
Early Beliefs About the Brain
People believed that the body was inhabited by demons or souls.
The ancient Egyptians believed that a little person controlled us.
Greek Aristotle thought the soul
3.1 The Nervous System
Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral nervous system: nerve cells that send messages between the central nervous
system and other parts of the body.
Neurons: nerve cell
2.4 Experimental and Ethical Issues
The Experimental Method
Experiment: the method researchers use to answer questions about cause and effect.
o Limitations- It may not accurately reflect conditions in real life.
2.3 Using Observation for Research
Methods of Observation
We cannot draw scientific conclusions based on our own observations.
A survey is a type of observation.
Psychological Testing Method:
o Intelligence tests: measure g
2.2 Surveys, Samples, and Populations
The Survey Method
Survey: people are asked to respond to a series of questions about a particular subject.
o Surveys are used to gather information and make inferences.
A political party is a GROUP of people who seek to control government by winning
elections and holding office
The two major parties in American politics are the Republican and democratic
Parties can be pricibple-oriented, issue-orientied, or elect
The Dirty Bubble
Villains are just misunderstood people or in this case a bubble. Every villain
has a motive to be such. No one just decides to be a villain to do wrong. The
characteristics he does hold thoug
Life is like a giant puzzle. I know that is a very vague statement
but let me explain. Everything we do is vital, some a little more
important than others, but overall t
In this assignment you will analyze the implications of the fall of
humanity, consider the impact of the Fall on humanity, and
reflect on the continuing consequences of the Fall for people
throughout human history. One of the central components of
Over the span of this paper I have learned a lot of things. I have
encountered emotions that were buried underneath the stress of
senior year. This paper has worked as a way of ventilation. Senior
year can be stressful and seem never ending. Thi
1. The framers settled on federalism as their new
system of government because comprised the
division between state and national government.
The articles of confederation proved that strong
state power wouldn't allow there to be a strong
December 3rd, 2014
After researching my many questions on life and its tedious
struggles. I have been allowed time to simply sit back and reflect on
exactly those questions. This will
May 19th 2014
Common App Paper
I am most comfortable as a teammate. This is a mindset in which I really
prosper. The idea of it is simple but the role its self is complex. It forces a person to
respect new i
Being bilingual rather than just speaking one language has rather obvious and practical
benefits in a growing and globalized world. But in past years, studies have begun to show
that the pros of being bilingual are far more fundamental than just being abl
The Pediatric Road
Pediatric doctors specialize in the medical care of infants and children. The age usually rages
between birth up until eighteen years old. The education process of becoming a ped
1.1 & 1.3 & 1.4 Notes
1.1 Why Study Psychology?
Behavior and Mental Process
Psychology: the scientific study of human behavior and mental process.
Behavior: any action that you can observe or measure (walking, heart rate)
What is Schizophrenia?
What is the most serious psychological disorder and how does it work?
o Schizophrenia: the loss of contact with reality
Usually appears in young adulthood
It develops gradually although
Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
Is dissociation normal?
o Dissociation: the separation of certain personality components or mental
processes from conscious thought
Example: Someone who is so eng
6.3 Cognitive Factors in Learning
Cognitive psychologists prefer to know what people think
Latent learning: one kind of cognitive learning that remains hidden until needed
Cognitive map = mental picture
Operant Conditioning and Reinforcement
Operant conditioning: learning from the consequences of your actions (voluntary)
Classical conditioning: responses that are involuntary
B.F. Skinner made the Skinn
6.1 Classical Conditioning
Principles of Classical Conditioning
Stimulus: something that produces a response from a person or animal
o Example: Hearing a song you heard when you were young brings back memories
Drew Blumenherst October 2010 WA2 1st Grade
Attempting to recall my earliest memory took some concentration because I do not remember much of my childhood, only specific images and unique experiences. However, after scanning over my past, I definitely rem
Below is a study guide for Exam #1. Keep in mind that I am looking at your exam questions while writing the study guide. Be sure you know what the terms are, how they have been researched, and describe your answers in your own words. I decided to lim
3/6/2008 2:15:00 PM CT (computer tomography) also called cat scan: series of x-rays that portray structure of brain. (cat scan). PET Scan (positron emission tomography): radioactive glucose is picked up by PET scanner to portray activity. (function o