May 14th, 2017
Part A: Persuasion
My sister and I have been trying to get another dog lately. My brother and I
already have our own dogs and my sister does not have a pet of her own. When my
brother wanted to get another dog, he used the
Part 1: This photo represents many of the elements of perception discussed in chapter 4
of psychology 101. The rocks in the foreground are much smaller than the mountains in the
background, but due to the perspective we know th
NYT quiz (the link is located at the bottom of the page where the research is being done by the
University of Chicago)
A.) It is difficult to detect when someone is lying because liars and truth te
1. Dr. Michelle Ceynar is a social psychologist. She focuses on issues gender and prejudice
and thinks that these areas are important sub sections of the area of social psychology.
But she also
TEST 2 STUDY GUIDE
DISCLAIMER: This study guide was made with ZERO knowledge of what will be on the test. It is a
compilation of things I believe you should know going into to it. Things on this guide are not guaranteed
to be on the test and I may have mi
answers the question Who am I
roles and Group memberships
Traits and core beliefs
interests and act
Running Head: PROVERB ANAYLSIS
Actions speak louder than words
Social Psychology 330
Pacific Lutheran University
Personalities, characteristics, and individual behaviors are wh
Social Psychology Study Guide
Exam 2 Fall 2015
Social Attribution (Chapter 5)
Define internal (dispositional) and external (situational) attributions. Give examples of each.
- Internal dispositional is an outcome that is cause from something within the p
Social Psychology Study Guide
Introduction (Chapter 1)
Define social psychology. How does it compare to other fields of study (e.g., sociology, personality psychology)?
Social psychology is the scientific study of the feelings, thoughts, and behav
Psychology: The scientic study of behavior and mental processes and the application
of knowledge to problems !
Goals of Psychologists !
control or change !
Brief history of Psychology !
Wilhelm Wundt: 1st experimenta
Chapter 1 The Science of Psychology!
Appendix A Statistics in Psychology!
The following list contains some essential concepts, but is not an exhaustive list. You
are responsible for all the material in the text chapter and the information covered in
Developmental Prosopagnosia: Developing a Better Understanding of Facial Perception
The ability to recognize and perceive faces is arguablye one of the most important and
natural abilities that humans possess. The ability to recognize and perceive faces a
Neurons Part II: the Synapse
Information goes this way (Afferent)
Evidence for Synapses
Reflex arc: Difference in speed of conduction
Accounted for by the time it took for
Chapter 5: Research Methods
Main categories of research methods to study the
brain include those that attempt to:
1. Correlate brain anatomy with behavior.
2. Record brain activity during behavior.
3. Examine the effects of brain damage.
What does it mean to be addicted?
What sorts of things can humans become
The sooner the reward, the stronger the
Drugs that have their pleasant effects sooner
are more addi
Arguably the most important brain area for
processing emotion Complex: (especially
12 regions with subregions
Anger vs. fear
Activity varies depending on the context
Damage to the am
Drugs and Neurotransmitters
Movement of drugs within the body
How fast the drug gets to the brain
determines how fast it works
Agonist vs. Antagonist
Agonist: a drug that mimics or increases
the effects of a neurotransmitter
The Biological Basis of
The Big Issues
Some Cool Historical Facts
Mary Shellys Frankenstein was
inspired by a demonstration of
electricity governing nerve pulses
Scientists used to believe that
anxiety disorders were caused by
problems in the ne
Development of the
Chapter 3, Part II
Development of Brain
At birth, brain weighs 350g
At one year it weights 1,000g
Adult brain weighs 1,200-1,400 g
Stem Cells become Either
Neurons or Glial Cells
Structure and Function of the
Cells of the Nervous System:
100 billion neurons +/Different structure and
function than regular
connections to other
Psychology 440: Human Neuropsychology
Spring, 2015 8-9:45AM, ADMN 208
Instructor: Sara Finley, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
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Sex and Hormones
Made in gonads and in the
There are higher levels of
androgens in males (ex:
There are higher levels of
estrogens (ex: estradiol) in
Vision, Part II
Three visual pathways in the
A mostly parvocellular
neuron pathway sensitive
to details of shape- goes
mostly to temporal lobe.
A mostly magnocellular
neuron pathway responds
to movement- goes to
temporal lobe and par
Vision is Thinking
We dont send out sight rays
Perception is in your brain, not the world
Brain codes vision as a neural code
Like a computer codes the world in terms of
1s and 0s
Humans can perceive light from
350 nm to 700 nm
Symptoms and Causes of Developmental Prosopagnosia
Prosopagnosia is an encompassing visual disorder which affects individuals ability to
recognize faces (Rlghart and de Gelder, 2007). A more specific form of prosopagnosia,
developmental prosopagnosia, eme
All animals produce
Operate on an approximately
24 hour cycle.
24 hour cycles of
wakefulness and sleep.
Dark symbols - older people
White symbols - younger people
Change as a function of age
Structure of the Nervous System
Directions in humans
Directions in four legged animals
Choose three possible topics for your paper.
For each topic, write down the following.
1.) What is the disorder?
2.) Why do you find it interesting?
3.) What, basically, is the neural mechanism of the disorder? (write 1-2 sentences summarizing
what you al