Psychology- Study Guide- Principles of Heredity and Chromosome
VI. Principles of Heredity
1. Conception - Conception occurs when a sperm cell from the father
penetrates and unites (fertilizes) with the ovum (egg cell) from the mother.
Psychology- Study Guide- Research Process in Psychology
The Research Process in Psychology
A. Introduction to Psychological Methods
What makes psychology a science?
the methods it uses to ask questions about behavior and mental
Psychology- Study Guide- Theories of Emotions
III. THEORIES OF EMOTIONS
A. JAMES-LANGE THEORY OF EMOTION
James and Lange (a Danish physiologist) proposed the same explanation of emotion at about
same time - thus the theory was named for bot
Psychology- Study Guide- trait theories and measuring Personality
1. Overview - These are theories that focus on identifying key dimensions of personality on
which people may differ. Ask class for examples of traits.
2. Allport's Trait Theo
Psychology- Study Guide- Theories of Motivation, emotion and sexual
THEORIES OF MOTIVATION
1. Instinct Theory - This is the most basic theory that proposes that we are motivated to act in
certain ways because we are born with an innate predisposition to a
Psychology- Study Guide- Gathering Information and the Scientific method
III. How Do Non-Scientists Gather Information?
We all observe our world and make conclusions. HOW de we do this:
1) seek an authority figure - teacher tells you facts.you believe the
Psychology- Study Guide- key terms of the Scientific method
V. KEY TERMS (you will need to get very familiar with these terms to
succeed in Psychology. You can also look in the glossary of terms we have
provided for these and other important terms):
Psychology- Study guide- Research Methods
1) study indicated that the life span of left-handed people is significantly shorter
than those who are right hand dominant.
2) study demonstrated a link between smoking and poor grades.
There are many aspects of
Psychology- Study Guide- The Dispositional Approach to Personality
A. Type Theories (Eysenck)
2. Introverted/ Extroverted
B. Trait Theories - (Allport, Cattell) - a trait is a relatively enduring, cross-situationally
Psychology- Correlation Research and Experiments
is there a relationship between two variables
e.g., IQ scores and GPA
correlation coefficient represents the strength of relationship
sign (+/-) indicates directi