Neurons & Synaptic Transmission
Chapter 3.1 (pgs. 57-65)
The Nervous System
It is believed that all behaviors originate from the actions of the nervous system.
The nervous system is the part of an animals body that coordinates bodily actions
and also tran
Neurotransmitters & Drug Effects
Chapter 3.2 (pgs. 66-72)
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit the neural signal across
the synapse to the postsynaptic neuron.
Neurotransmitters activate receptors on the postsynaptic
The Brain & Behavior
Chapter 3.3 (pgs. 74-87)
Overview of the Central Nervous System
The central nervous system is composed of the brain & spinal cord.
It integrates all information received from, and coordinates the activity of, all parts of
What Is Psychology?
Chapter 1.1 (pgs. 1-15)
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and (personal)
o Behavior The observable actions of humans and other animals.
o Experience Phenomena or processes that are not dire
Chapter 4 Discussion Questions
September 29th, 2015
There are three stages to the attribution process. Step One:
Behavior must be observed. This basically means you have to see
the behavior happening. You have to observe what is happenin
The Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation
The primary numbers used to describe a distribution of scores when not using a picture.
The mean is an average score known as a measure of central tendency. The mean is used to represent a whole set
There are 2 branches of statistics Descriptive to summarize data Inferential to draw conclusions and make inferences about situations or people other than those on which the data are based.
Variable a condition
Assume that the reams of paper from a particular manufacturer have a mean of 500 sheets with a standard deviation of 12 sheets What percent of packages have more than 520 sheets? What percent of packages have less than 515 sheets? What percent of pac