What is Intelligence
A general capacity for comprehension and reasoning that manifests itself in various
Intelligence is the aggregate of global capacity of the individual to act purposely, to
How does the brain influence our mood and behaviour?
Everything that is psychological is simultaneously biological.
Biological psychology- links between bio activity and behaviour (psychological effects)
FIRST information system i
OPERANT/INSTRUMENTAL CONDITIONING -Learn to associate a response and its consequences.
Associated with B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) The best way to understand behaviour is looking at the
cause/action and its consequences. Learning in which behaviour is streng
Development means a progressive series of changes that occur in an orderly predictable
pattern because of maturation and experience.
The development of human beings is a continuous process from conception to death.
Developmental psychology is concerned wi
Abnormality according to Life Works Group (2013) is defined as a deviation from social
norms, it is a degree to which people don't conform to what society view as "normal. Normality
tends to be seen as good and desirable by society, while abnormality may
Psychological Disorders/Abnormal Behaviour
DSM IV Definition
A clinically significant behaviour or psychological disorder or pattern associated with
distress or disability
i.e. impairment in one or more areas of functioning.
These brief notes are to complement what was taught in Session 2.
Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
The Need for Psychological Sci
Communication in the Nervous System
The Neural Impulse
neurons stable, negative
charge when inactive
voltage spike that travels
Period: brief time after
action potential before
These brief notes are to complement what was taught in Session 5.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE
DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
PSYC1003 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010 (SEMESTER I)
Section 1: Introduction and Main Theoretical Currents in Psychology
1. What is ps
These brief notes are to complement what was taught in Session 6.