PYSCH 202: CHAPTER 2 NOTES
Structure of a motor neuron:
o Action Potential: A neural impulse.
o Myelin: a layer of fatty tissue that insulates the axon from other nearby neurons &
increases the speed of neural pulses.
Myelin forms in segme
PYSCH 202 NOTES: CHAPTER 1
Psychology is a science because
o Research follows the scientific method
o Requires a scientific attitude
Scientific Attitude= humility, skepticism, & curiosity
DEFINITION: Intuition: An effortless, immediate, & automatic feeli
PSYCH 202: CHAPTER 10 NOTES
DEFINITION: Intelligence: The ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use
knowledge to adapt to new situations.
o Intelligence is one of the most controversial topics in psychology.
o Do IQ Tests really measure in
PSYCH 202: CHAPTER 12 NOTES
Q: Does your bodily arousal come before or after your emotions?
A: Trick question! Sometimes before, and sometimes after.
Theories behind emotional reaction/ bodily arousal:
o James Lange Theory: Arousal comes before emotion. (
PSYCH 202 NOTES: CHAPTER 12- STRESS
DEFINITION: Stress: The process by which we perceive and respond to certain events that we
appraise as threatening or challenging.
Catasrophes: unpredictable large-scale events/ natural disasters
CHAPTER 11: HUNGER/ AFFILIATION
Physiological Factors of hunger:
o If Blood Glucose Levels are low, insulin levels tend to be higher.
o Ghrelin levels are increased. This hormone is released by an empty stomach.
o Parts of the Hypothalamus (AKA the part o
PSYCH 202: CHAPTER 11- Motivation
Motivation: a need/ desire that energizes and directs behavior.
Components of motivation:
o Activation: beginning to take steps to achieve your goal.
o Persistence: continuous effort towards your goal
o Intensity: how muc
CHAPTER 12 NOTES: HEALTH & COPING STRATEGIES
o Problem-Focused: Attempting to alleviate stress by directly changing the stressor/
problem. (Being proactive)
o Emotion-Focused: attempting to alleviate stress by ignoring the problem and t
Mr. Hunt believes that he is the president of the United States and that he will soon become the King of the Universe. Mr. Hunt is most clearly suffering from: A. B. obsessions. C. hallucinations. D. dissociative identity disorder.
According to the