Setting the Context:
The Evolving Self
Exploring Personalty (Well Being)
Exploring the Big Five
Life Span Development Study Guide 1
1. Know the male and female parts of reproduction and how they are involved in the process of reproduction.
Female: Uterus (will carry the baby to term), and its neck is the cervix (be flexible enough to open fully at b
STUDY GUIDE EXAM 2
According to the text, what makes human beings different than other species?
The dramatic increase in size of our frontal lobes. It is our mammoth cortex and especially our huge frontal lobes that
are responsible for everything that
Running head: GODS AMONG US
Gods Among Us
Jesus A. Perdomo
Los Angeles City College
Psychology 1, David Daniel
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
GODS AMONG US
Early astronomers believed that
Lateralization of Function
Lateralization of function refers to the idea
that each hemisphere of the brain is
specialized for different functions.
Each hemispheres is connected to the
contralateral (opposite) side of the
Mental illness results from the combination of
biological predisposition and experiences.
Both play an important role.
A solid understanding of both aspects is
necessary for successful treatment.
What is Emotion?
Psychologists define emotion in terms of
2. Readiness for action
What is Emotion?
Emotional situations arouse the autonomic
Each situation evokes i
Visual Coding and the Retinal
Each of our senses has specialized receptors
that are sensitive to a particular kind of
Receptors for vision are sensitive to light.
Receptors transduce (convert) energy into
Biology of Learning and
Learning, Memory, Amnesia, and Brain
An early influential idea was that physical
changes occur when something new is
learned or a memory is formed.
Explanations was that connections grew
Wakefulness and Sleep
Rhythms of Waking and Sleep
Some animals generate endogenous
circannual rhythms, internal mechanisms that
operate on an annual or yearly cycle.
Example: Birds migratory patterns, animals
storing food for the winter.
1. Santiago Ramon y Gajal demonstrated that
Neurons are separate from one another
2. The branching fibers that form the information-receiving pole of the nerve are called?
3. A certain weak stimulus produces no reflexive response, but a rapid re