Exam One Study Guide: PT 1 (CH 1,2,3)
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Main Goals for Our Discussion of
Psychology as a Science
I want you to understand the main characteristics
I want you to understand what distinguishes good
science from bad science, and what dis
An Overview of Research
Ethics Pertaining to
The Changing Nature of Research Ethics
to expand our knowledge
of behavior and the
potential benefit of their
research for society
Learning: The Role of
! Learning: a relatively enduring change in
an organisms behavior or capabilities
! Four basic learning processes:
! Classical conditioning
! Operant conditioning
! Observational learning
Psych 101 Exam 2 Study Guide
*Note: This study guide is not exhaustive. It covers lecture material through 2/12. An
Updated study guide with material for this week will be posted shortly.
- Capacity, duration, and functions of
Sensory: briefly hol
Exam 1 Study Guide (Through 1/20/16)
This study guide covers information presented in class through 1/20/16. The study guide will be updated
in the days to come, as more information is presented in lecture. This guide is not intended to be
The Diversity of Human Sexuality
Lecture and Chapter Student Note Guide Childhood Sexuality
1. The development of sexuality in Infancy
a. What are the typical sexual experiences of an infant?
Undifferentiated from other needs; genital response a
Student Note Guide
1. Definition of sexual orientation how it differs from gender identity.
Enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction to person
2. Cross cultural data on responses to same sex behavior
Virtually universal in h
The Diversity of Human Sexuality
Lecture and Chapter Student Note Guide Atypical Sexuality
1. What is a fetish?
a. What are common fetishes?
b. What is an objectophile?
c. How has the Internet facilitated the normalization of fetishes?
Peripheral Nervous System
Somatic Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
Fight or Flight Response
Rest & Digest Response
Utilization of energy
PSYCH 202 Notes
The history, questions and perspectives of neuroscience
Neuroscience: the study of the nervous system in parts; the entire
Biopsychology: effects of different functions of the nervous system on behaviors; different
The history, questions, and perspectives of
Neuroscience v. Biopsychology?
What types of scientists do biological psychology?
What types of questions do these scientists ask?
Biopsychologys early roots
Focus on future than immediate present
Anticipate / prepare for important events
Dry mouth, pounding heart, heavy breathing
The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
18% of adults in US have at least one type of
Severe form of abnormal behavior
Different kinds of psychotic symptoms
Lost touch with reality
May hear voices
Make comments that are difficult or impossible to understand
Behavior guided by absurd ideas or beliefs
Enduring patterns of thinking+behavior that define the person
Distinguish them from other people
Ways of expressing emotions
Patterns of thinking about ourselves and other people
Distinctions among healthy traits, eccentricit
Sketch of problem what brings you here
Rule out depression and psychosis
Current medications and health
Family history of health and mental health problems
Mini-mental state exam
Cranial nerve exam
January 16, 2017
Reflection on The Search for Satan
During the movie, psychiatrist Dr. Braun sort of brainwashed the patients due to prescribing
many medications to confuse them, isolated them from their loved ones, pushed them i
January 24, 2017
Classifying disorder nosology
DSM 1&2 theory-driven categories
DSM 3, 4, 5 phenomenological or descriptive
Taxonomy: categorical v. dimensional
Can people label the same way
Depression counts for nearly 10% of all disability
Younger generations are experiencing higher rates of depression
State of arousal that is defined by subjective states of feeling
Sadness, anger, disgust
Often accompanied by psyc
January 3-5, 2017
Not aware of implausibility of their beliefs.
Several types of severe mental disorders in which the person is out of contact with reality.
Other disorders have more subtle variations on
Class notes: Healing Disorder
Search for Satan Reflection
Pain & Suffering
Symptom v. cause of disorder
Clinic v. cult
Latrogenic psychiatric labels
Influence of (pop)culture and personalities
Subtle v. overt coercion by medicine
January 10, 2017
Set of shared assumptions that includes both substance of a theory and beliefs about how
scientists should collect data and test hypotheses.
Caused by combination of biological, psychological,