Nature vs. Nurture
Which do you think contributes more to the
development of a person?
B)Nurture (the environment)
Why Does it Matter?
Peoples perception of themselves
Emotions, Stress, and Health
The Nature of Emotion
Measuring emotion is challenging. Each method has
strengths and weaknesses.
Self-reports are fast and easy but have questionable
Disorders and Treatment
Abnormality, Therapy and Social Issues
Normal vs. abnormal?
Normal vs. weird? Where is the line?
Defining Abnormal Behavior
Possible ways to define abnormal behavior:
General Psychology Syllabus
Spring Semester 2014
General Psychology 01:830:101:07
Time: Tuesday/Friday 12:00-1:20 p.m.
Location: Lucy Stone Hall auditorium
Instructor: Dr. Marina Gelfand
Office: Tillett Hall room 315
Office hours: Tuesd
Who is most likely to experience jet lag?
A.Liz who is flying from New York to London
B.Gina who is flying from Paris to Boston, MA
C.Fran who is flying from New York to Miami, FL
D.Charlotte who is flyin
EXAM #2 Review
Use these terms as a general guideline for studying, not as an exhaustive list
Chapter 6: Learning
Classical Conditioning paired association
Ivan Pavlov and salivating dogs
Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS), Conditioned Stimulus (CS), Unconditio
EXAM #1 Review
Use these terms as a general guideline for studying, not as an exhaustive list. This list closely follows
NOTE: I will be not be able to answer individual e-mails asking me to explain items on this review
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Presented by Emily Panza
Graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program
22 April 2014
We have been focusing a lot on similarities
people share. But what about differences?
Sleep and Dreams
Cycles of activity lasting about one day (Latin
circa = about and dies = day.)
Circadian rhythms occurring in an environment
free of time cues (like living in a cave for several
Social psychologists study social behavior
How people influence and are influenced by
Its a diverse field incorporating the study of
attitudes and perceptions, persuasion, and how
Intelligence is a combination of general abilities
and practiced skill.
It is generalized problem-solving ability that is
present and applied in both familiar and unfamiliar
It develops gradually reflecti
What is motivation?
The process that initiates, guides and maintains
goal-oriented behaviors. What makes us do
what we do?
From Latin word movere to move.
Views of Motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
A Graduate Perspective
Lloyd G. Robotham
Drew University as undergraduate
Rutgers University Social Psychology graduate
program, finishing 3rd year
Advisor: Dr. Lee Jussim
Social Perception Lab
Although many species communicate by
exchanging signals, only human languages can
truly be called productive.
Humans can express new ideas through
Animal communication is comprised of prepackaged
Stages of Memory
Memory is an active system that stores,
organizes, alters, and recovers (retrieves)
Three steps to forming memories
Encoding converting information into a useable
form and getting the information into your b
Learning is any relatively permanent change in
behavior that occurs through experience.
Practical applications of this chapter:
- Anxiety Disorders e.g. phobias
- Food aversions
Research Designs for Studying
Three types of research design employed in
studying human development:
1) Cross-sectional studies compare groups of
individuals of different ages simultaneously.
Scientific Methods in Psychology
Evaluating Evidence and Thinking Critically
Psychology is a science. Scientific methods are
used by psychological scientists, and scientists in all
fields, to evaluate claims and theories.
What is Psychology?
What is Psychology?
The word psychology derives from Greek
Psyche mind, Logos study
Psychology is the systematic study of
behavior and mental process
Systematic = scientific