Question 1 (1 point)
Which of the following is true of publishing in the field of psychology?
Question 1 options:
Publishing in scientific journals is not a rigorous process.
Findings must be published in the popular press.
Publishing in psychology involv
Behavior Modification Principles
Welcome to Behavior Modification Principles, PSYC 2440.
Contacting your instructor
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instructor see the Instru
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
Review: Exam 3 PSY381
A sidebar on SQ3R
Briefly survey subject headers
Whats up with these sections?
What do I want to know/learn?
Sit on your book and recall as much as you can
What couldnt you
Free will and criminal responsibility
o Free will: the capacity to make choices and freely act on them
Results of insanity defense
o Mental disability should limit criminal responsibility
o Pardon v State
defendant could be judged insane if th
Externalizing and internalizing disorders
Create difficulties for the childs external world
Characterized by childrens failure to control their behavior
according to the expectations of parents, pee
o Gradual worsening loss of memory and related cognitive functions such as
use of language, reasoning, and decision making
Difficultiy remembering recent events and the names of people and
Important topics to focus on
o Has to be life threatening
Acute stress disorder
o Occurs within four weeks after exposure to a traumatic stress and
characterized by dissociative symptoms as well as
Re-experience, avoidance of
Symptoms of anxiety disorder
Anticipation of future problems
General or diffuse emotional reactions
Reaction unproportional to the threat
Experienced in the face of real danger
Usually builds quickly in intensity
Difference between emotion, mood and affect
A state of arousal defined by subjective feeling states
A pattern of observable behaviors associated with emotion
Pervasive and sustained emotional state
o Electroconsculve therapy; typical course of treatment
Deliberately inducing a seizure by passing electricity through the
Involves the use of electrically induced repetitive firings of
neurons in the central nervou
o Application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders
o The symptoms and sign of mental disorders, including depressed mood,
panic attacks, and bizarre beliefs
o A group of symptoms
Psy 302 Exam 1 Study Guide VOCAB/ Q and A
Allele: an alternate version of a gene
Biopsychology: the branch of psychology that studies the relationships between behavior and the
body, particularly the brain
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA): a double-strand
PSY 302 Assignment 4 notes
*There is little support for the social influence hypothesis, which emphasizes home environment
early seduction as a cause of homosexuality.
Certain early behaviors seem to predict homosexuality:
* preferring other-sex companion
Psyc 302 Exam 1 study Guide Ch 2 Content
Absolute refractory period: a brief period during the action potential in which the neuron cannot
be fired again because the sodium channels are closed
Action potential: an abrupt depolarization of the membrane tha
PSY 302 Writing Assignment 2 Notes on Lorenzos Oil
Odone was found at age 6 to have adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. His doctors told his parents the
disease - caused by a genetic mutation that causes the neurological system to break down - would
lead to dea
PSY 302 Writ Assignment 3 on Alcohol
Psychoactive Drugs: LECTURE 8 DRUGS
Drug: a substance that changes the body or its functioning.
Agonist: mimics or enhances the effects of a neurotransmitter
Antagonist: occupy receptors, blocks access / transmitter, r
Psy Exam review questions from end of chapters
Questions from Chapter 1 with answers
1. The idea that mind and brain are both physical Is known as:
2. A model is
An organism or a system used to understand a more complex one
Psy 302 Exam 1 Ch 5 questions and answers
1. In the study of conditioned tolerance to heroin,
Rats tolerated the drug less in a novel environment
2. Withdrawal from alcohol: can be life threatening
3. The reason alcohol, barbiturates ,and benzodiazep
Psy 302 Exam 1 Ch 4 questions
1. You could best identify receptors for acetylchlorine by using:
2. If you need to measure brain activity that changes in less than 1 s, your best choice would
3. Your study calls for daily m
Psy 302 Exam 1 Ch 3 Questions
1. Groups of cell bodies in the CNS are called nuclei
2. The prefrontal cortex is involved in all but which one of the following?
Responding to rewards
orientating the body in space
behaving in socially
Psy 302 exam 1 chapter questions
1. The inside of the neuron is relatively poor in _ ions and rich in _ ions.
2. The rate law:
Explains how the intensity of stimuli is represented
3. Without the sodium-potassium pump, the neuron wou
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
Anxiety and Mood Disorders
What is Anxiety?
What is anxiety?
o Anxiety: feeling dread or uneasiness in response to vague or imagined danger
o Fear is different since you respond to something real
o Anxiety is the most common
Understanding Psychological Disorders
What are Psychological Disorders?
Are psychological disorders uncommon?
o Psychological disorders: behavior patterns or mental processes that cause serious
personal suffering or interfer
Death and Dying
Stages of Dying
What is the Kbler-Ross theory?
o Psychologists believe that keeping children away from a dying relative will make
it harder to cope with their grief
o The Kbler-Ross theory: the stages of dyin
What happens to old people physically?
o Old age: 65 years old
o Their bones become brittle
o Their senses and reflexes become slower
o Skin becomes less elastic and develops wrinkles