Psychology Answer Key:
Aristotle (1300s BCE)
-naturalist and philosopher
-theorized about relationship between body and psyche (mind)
-observe + GUESS = psychology
Wilhem Wundt (1832-1920)
-viewed psychology as a science
-observe + EXPERIMENTATION = psych
Sample Persusasive Speech Outline
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that the obesity crisis in the U.S. needs to be
In the U.S., obesity is a rapidly growing issue that contributes to many
diseases, which can affect a pers
Professor Van Dyke
April 25, 2016
The topic that is of particular interest to me that I have choose to research is Split Brain.
This has been of interest to me since we went over it in class and watched the
PSYC255 Research Paper: Mental Illness in Film
Length: 6 pages (minimum)
Directions: Choose a film and character (suffering from a psychological disorder) from the
movie list provided below. The purpose of this paper is to research and describe in great d
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Motivated Sequence: Plastic Bags
Between 500 billion and one trillion plastic bags are used each year with at least 100 billion of those
bags being from the USA alone. The production and disposal of these single use items h
Motivated Sequence Outline Template
Specific Purpose: I hope to persuade my audience to adopt older dogs instead of letting them die.
Attention Step - (Introduction)
Hook- get audiences attention with a story, question, interesting facts
Course Title: Abnormal Psychology
Course and Section Numbers: PSYC255-02
Course Meeting Days & Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45p
Room Number: College Center 160
Current Semester: Spring 2017
Persuasive Speech Topic/Motivated Preliminary Sheet
Thought & Action
Choose a topic you have a personal connection with: one that you feel strongly about and can
influence your peers to feel the same way.
Specific Purpose - Tell what you inte
Week 3 Discussion :
On the last page of chapter 3 in your text, in the section titled "Putting
It. Together," Comer writes that , "clearly, the practice of clinical
assessment and diagnosis is currently at a crossroads." Through
Discussion Week 2 :
Select one of these two mini-articles in the above text boxes
(cybertherapy or pastoral counseling). Review the mini-article in your text.
Then do some research online to learn more about the topic you chose
Chapter 1 Vocabulary:
The scientific study of abnormal behavior undertaken to describe,
predict explain and change abnormal patterns of functioning.
A societys stated and unstated rules for a proper conduc
Chapter 3 Vocab :
- An understanding of a particular individual
- The process of collecting and interpreting relevant information
about a client or research participant.
- The proces
Week 4 Vocab :
The central nervous systems physiological and emotional response to
a serious threat to ones well-being
- The central nervous systems physiological and emotional response to
a vague sense of threat or dang
Chapter 2 Vocab :
A set of assumptions and concepts that helps scientist explain and
interpret observations. Also called a paradigm
- A nerve cell
- A tine space between the nerve ending of one neuron and the
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Chapter 5: Learning
5.1 Define learning and distinguish between habituation and sensitization.
Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior that results from experience. Biology and
evolution play a major role in rudimentary types of learning tha
1. Define the serial position effect, differentiating between the primacy and recency
Serial position effect: recall is better for items at the beginning and the end of a list.
Primacy effect: the tendency for the items presen
Chapter 10: Personality
10.1: Define personality
10.2: Describe and identify in examples, the 2 fundamental debates about personality
10.3: Describe how culture influences the expression of personality
10.3: Define each of the defense mechanisms and be ab
Section 1 Learning Objectives
Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology
- Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
- 4 Major Goals of Psychology
1. Description: The first step in understanding a behavior is to be able to describe it
Chapter 2 - Neuroscience and Biological Foundations
Central Nervous System - Directs mental and basic life processes.
Peripheral Nervous System - Carries information to and from the central nervous system.
Somatic Nervous System - Controls voluntary muscl
Chapter Three: Stress and Health Psychology
Health Psychology - Studies how biological, psychological, and social factors interact in health
Smoking Behavior - Restricts blood circulation. Doesnt create a positive effect on the human
Chapter Thirteen: Personality
Personality - Unique and relatively stable pattern of thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Trait - Relatively stable personal characteristic that can be used to describe someone.
Five-Factor Model (FFM) - Trait theory of personal
Chapter Ten: Life Span Development II
Moral Development - The ability to take the perspective of, or empathize with, others and
distinguish between right and wrong.
Preconventional Level - (Stages 1 and 2 - birth to adolescence) Moral judgment is self-cen
Chapter Six: Learning
Learning - Relatively permanent change in behavior and mental processes due to experience.
Conditioning - Process of learning associations between stimuli and behavioral responses.
Classical Conditioning - Learning through involuntar
Chapter 1 Introduction and Research Methods
Psychology - The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
- Scientific: is a key part of the definition of psychology. Psychological science collects
and evaluates information using systematic observat
Chapter Nine: Life Span Development I
Developmental Psychology - Study of age related changes in behavior and mental processes
from conception to death.
Nature vs. Nurture - According to the modern nature position, human behavior and development
Chapter Fourteen: Psychological Disorders
Medical Students DiseaseMyths of Mental IllnessAbnormal behavior/psychopathologyDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)- Classification system
developed by the American Psychiatric Associ
Chapter Five: States of Consciousness
Consciousness - Organisms awareness of its own self and surroundings.
Sleep Deprivation - Disruptions in circadian cycles due to shift work and jet lag can have serious
Circadian Rhythms - Biological changes
Chapter Fifteen: Therapy
Eclectic Approach- Combining techniques from various theories to find the most appropriate
Biomedical Therapy- Using biological interventions (drugs, electroconvulsive therapy, and
psychosurgery) to treat psychological