Brittany Rush Exercise 1
The nature-nurture debate or nature-nurture issue is an ongoing argument about
whether development is caused or influenced solely by ones genetics and inheritance (nature),
solely by their environment and life experiences (nurture
Psychology- Study Guide- Sex Differences
Answer true or false
1. At the age of 2 1/2, boys and girls typically think that their own sex is superior. True.
Chauvinism begins early.
2. Three year olds report that women are more likely to cry
Psychology- Study Guide- Sleep and age, Sleep Theories
Sleep and Age:
1) Infancy - lots of SWS, REM, and total sleep time.
From age 1 to the mid 20s, approximately 25% of peoples total sleep is spent in SWS. In
addition, REM decreases from approx 35% to 2
Psychology- Study Guide- Prenatal Development
1. Stages of Prenatal Development - Zygote (first 2 weeks of life). Begins at fertilization and
extends until zygote (fertilized egg) becomes implanted in the wall of the uterus.
Psychology- Study Guide- Somatoform, Sexual, and mood Disorders
1. Overview - This refers to disorders in which the person experiences physical symptoms in
the absence of a physical etiology. It could be paralysis, deafness, or other
Psychology- Study Guide- History of Psychology part II
II. History of Psychology
The literal definition of Psychology is - the study of the soul or mind.
Although it seems as though psychology has been around (and should have been around) for a
Psychology- Study Guide- Sleep Deprivation
One of the best ways to study the importance and function of sleep is to remove it and see what
the effects are.
1) longest group studies - these occurred in California during the late 1960s, an
Psychology- Study Guide- History of Psychology
I. What is psychology?
A. There is so much diversity in the topics studied, theoretical perspectives, and disciplines
involved, that answering this question is difficult. This may seem like I am just being ev
Psychology- Study Guide- Sleep Disorders
IV. Sleep Disorders
1. Insomnia - chronic problem with obtaining a sufficient amount of sleep.
There are 3 basic patterns of insomnia:
a) initial problems falling asleep
b) difficulty remaining asleep
Psychology- Study Guide- Sleep in Psychology
I. William James - possibly the most influential figure in the study of consciousness (you know
that phrase, "stream of consciousness"? That's his). He identified the following 4 basic
perspectives on conscious
Psychology- Study Guide- Sensation
A) HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER:
1) Sensation occurs:
a) sensory organs absorb energy from a physical stimulus in the environment.
b) sensory receptors convert this energy into neural impulses and send them to the