Psychology Exam 1
Which type of research is most concerned with solving practical problems?
Since the 1960s which fields have increased inn their influence within psychology
Sigmund Freud, the Austrian psychiatrist, attempted to help his patient
People who think life is fair and people usually get what they deserve have a strong belief in
a just world
What method do psychologists most often use to measure someones personality?
Psychologists have often used which
1. What do children in Piaget's preoperational stage of development lack?
The concept of conservation
2. Suppose an infant habituates to the sound ba and fails to change its sucking rate when
we substitute the sound bla. What interpretation would f
Psychology Exam 2
If a mouse and giraffe get toe pinches at the same time, the mouse responds faster.
A single neuron can have many
The nervous system is made up of two types of cells called _ and _.
A message that travels along an axo
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- Invenebrates usually have a ventret nerve cord
while vertebrates have a dorsal spinal cord.
- The spinal cord and brain develop from the
embryonic nerve cord.
- The central canal of
Memory: encodes, retrieves, and stores information
Encoding: information put into memory
Memory Codes: mental representation of physical stimuli
1. acoustic- info sound
2. visual- images
3. semantic- information as general meaning
Levels of processing
Motivation and Work
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Motivation: any need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it towards a goal
IE- Aron Ralston found the motivation to cut off his own arm when trapped on a
cliff in Utah in 2003
Schizophrenia Recent census estimations show that the world has totaled 300 billion people and this number is growing each day. There are a large number of people that undergo mental and emotional disorders in their everyday life without ever realizi