MODULE 23 26 BENSON
Module 23: Studying and building memories.
Module 24: Storage: retaining info in the brain
Module 25: Retrieval
Module 26: Forgetting, memory construction, and improving memory
Without memories, there is no recollection. And we will li
Module 20 notes
How Do We Learn?
Philosophers such as John Locke an200d David Hume echoed Aristotles conclusion from 2000
years earlier: We learn by association. Our minds naturally connect events that occur in sequence.
Learned association also feed
MBTIcounseling and coaching tool, not a research instrument
Statistical procedure to identify clusters
Extra-version-introversion/ emotional stability-instability
Eysenck Personality Questionnaire
1. Reveals that emotionality
1 in 33 Teens Admit Trying Meth. CBSNEWS. Web.19. Sept. 2007.
This news has introduced the high rate of teenage methamphetamine abuse in th
Student NameZhengnan Li
The article, named Pensioner Reunited with Car Forgetting Where He Parked It Two
Months Ago, was posted by Yahoo news by journalist Anthony Pearce on October
13th, 2015. It states that the retired mechanic Malcolm B
15.1 Physical Development
Puberty follows a surge of hormones, which may intensify moods and which trigger a two-year period
of rapid physical development, usually beginning at about age 11 in girls and at about age 13 in boys.
Primary sex characteristics
Module 28- Benson
1. Language structure
Phonemes : the smallest distinctive sound units in a language.
1. English uses about 40 phonemes;
2. Consonant phonemes carry more information than do vowel phonemes.
1. the smallest units that carry m
Attribution theory: attribute the behavior to the persons stable, enduring traits- dispositional
Or we can attribute it to the situation- a situational attribution
1. Fundamental attributi
Automatic mimicryhelp us empathize- mood linkage
Conformity and social norms
Conformity- adjusting personal thinking toward some group standard
Normative social influence: obey social normsprice of disobedience can be sev
MODULE 22 notes
22.1 Biology, cognition, and learning
The todays theorists have recognized that learning is the product of the interaction of biological,
psychological, and social-cultural influences.
LEARNING IS DERIVED FROM:
Psych module 21 Operant learning - benson
21.1 Skinners experiment
Skinners work elaborated on what psychologist Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949) called the law of
effect: Rewarded behavior is likely to recur
operant chamber: in operant conditioning resear
Psych Module 3-5
3.1.1 The Scientific Method: a self-correcting process for asking questions and observing naturres
Theory explains with principles that organize observations and predict behaviors or events.
By organizing isolated facts, a theory
Module 14 notes
14.1.1 Brian development
The developing brain actually overproduces neurons, with the number peaking at 28 weeks and then subsiding to a
stable 3 billion or so at birth.
Brain and mindneural hardware and cognitive softwaredevelop together.
Psych module13 notes
3 characteristics of developmental psychology:
1. Nature and nurture: how does genet inheritance (nature) interact with our experiences (our
nurture) to influence our development?
2. Continuity and stages: What parts of development ar
Terms and conceptions need to be remembered.
1. Hypnosis: is a social interaction in which one person (the hypnotist) suggests to another (the
subject) that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur.
Definition: The process of converting one form of energy into another that our brain can use
R.P. what is the rough distinction between sensation and perception?
Sensation is the bottom-up process by which the physical sensory system rec
PSYCH module 27 notes- benson
Cognition: focus on the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and
communicating information. One of them is forming concepts
1. Concepts: metal groupings of similar objects, events,
Stress is the process of appraising and responding to a threatening or challenging event.
Stressor: positive- aroused by challenge
Negative- stressed to distraction
2. Significant life changes- stress data usually found the high
Which philosopher said that knowledge is not preexisting but grows from experiences?
Which school of psychology was most clearly concerned with the adaptive value of complex mental
Evolutionary explanations of sex differences
Psychology in bookstore:
Men erotic magazine tends to be very visual and straight forward: erotic pictures depicting attractive
Womens romance novel: he pledges a life-long commitment
1. When an infant gazes more intently at a new stimulus, researchers conclude that the infant
recognizes that stimulus as different. It follows that the infant:
Is able to categorize a variety of stimuli.
Remembers the original stimulus, maki
Generalized anxiety disorder: out-of-control, agitated feelings, sleep-deprived
Symptom: dizziness, sweating palms, heart palpitation()- no physical problems/some
times- high blood pressure
Is marked by pathological worry
Persistencefor six months or more
Notes of module 8
General Psychology 1200
8.1 biological rhythm and sleep
Two biological rhythm that we have: 24-hour biological clock and our 90-minute sleep cycle.
About every 90 minutes, we cycle through four distinct sleep stages.
Sleep researchers me
36.1 Detecting emotions in others:
The lift of eyebrows- distress or worry
Eyebrows raised and pulled together- anger
Raised check- natural smile
Feigned smilewhen we took photographs- continues more than 4 or 5s: switch more abruptly
ROFL! - Emotional cu
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Split from reality - example of psychosis
Irrationality and split from reality
Disorganized thinking and disturbed perceptions
Patients with paranoid - have Delusions(persecution ) + monologue
Hallucinations - most are auditory (
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University Physics (Young & Freedman 11th edition)
Gravity, Pythagorean theorem,