I am from trains.
From dust and cramped quarters.
I am from the mundane two room apartment complex.
It smelled like dung.
I am from the creaky floor boards.
The violin strings,
Whose solid blue melodies soothes
The endless chronic silence l
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What is abnormal?
a. Questions to ask to determine if behavior is normal or abnormal:
i. Is the behavior considered strange within the persons culture and standards of the
times? If you were to see a person walk
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We want to believe that are memories are true and accurate, but the reality is that many times they are not.
Interesting research in memory:
prenatal memory - most psychologists place beginning of memory at about age 3 but there i
Sensation and Perception S14
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Sensation and Perception
We are only going to cover a small amount of this chapter
Whats the difference between sensation and perception?
a. Sensation is the stimulation of sensory receptors and the transmi
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What is learning?
Learning a relatively permanent change in behavior, knowledge, capability or attitude that is acquired
through experience and cannot be attributed to illness, injury or maturation.
Three main types of learning:
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a. In psychology there are different schools of thought about what makes us who we are. Each
view human nature somewhat differently, and that view of human nature is what kinds the
Thinking, Language, and Intelligence F08
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Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Cognition: refers to the mental processes involved in knowing or thinking. The cognitive processes
discussed in the text are imagery, concept formation, reasoni
Emotions, Stress and Health F05
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Emotions, Stress and Health
An emotion is a feeling state that involves physiology, cognition, and outward behavior. Your book defines it
as a response of the whole organism involving physiological response
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Why go to class? Visit a friend? Study? Wear certain clothes? If you havent read the opening story in your
text about Aron Ralston this is worth taking the time do read.
What do we mean when we say we are motivated?
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The Biology of behavior
Overview of neuron: The neuron is the key way for the brain to communicate.
Definition a specialized cell that conducts impulses through the nervous system and contains three major
parts the cell body
Intro to Psych
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Review from session 1
What is psychology?
a. Is psychology common sense? An art? A science? Do exercises: write 5 adjectives to
describe typical scientist and 5 to describe typical psychologist. Any overlap?
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States of consciousness
a. What is consciousness? Definition: the awareness or perception of the environment and of
ones own mental processes. It is an awareness of your inner and external worlds.
b. Sigmund Freud said t
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Developing through the lifespan
There are 3 major issues in developmental psychology:
What is the influence of nature (genetic inheritance) and nurture (experience) on our development
Continuity/stages is development a gradual, continuous
Literature SparkNotes Study Guides
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
Lord of the Flies
Adventures of Huck Finn
No Fear Literature Page-by-page Translations
The Canterbury Tales
Nature v. Nurture
Baby goats and sheep
Cross arms earlobes, tongue, finger
40-50% of personality is due to genetics
German measles, alcohol, x-rays, drugs, and nicotine
Motor development and reflexes
Civil liberty definition
Civil right definition
Three civil war amendments (13-15 amendments)
Individual liberties are protected in the Bill of Rights
Know the amendments
14th amendment no one questioned any person. State has to give any person
Stimuli- energies from the world around us that affect us in some way
Eyes, ears, and other senses are sensory organs packed with receptors
Receptors- specialized cells that convert environmental energies into signals for the
Constitutionalism is the belief of limiting power by written charter.
Constitutions take different forms in different lands.
Constitutions embody intangibles
A constitution outlines the organization of
Gall- mapped out brain Labeled different parts of the brain such as anger, happiness, generosity,
etc. No one believed him till after Gages accident.
Francis Gage- rod through head. Changing his personality completely. A different person after
Psychology of Learning
Behaviorism- the position that psychology should concern itself only with what people
and other animals do, and the circumstances in which they do it
Stimulus response- the attempt to explain behavior in terms of how each stim
Most influential economist
Fellow teachers and followers became known as Chicago School
Monetarism- the theory that the variation in the money supply is the main source of
Believed the it is the governments
Psychology is- the systematic study of behavior and experience
Free will v. Determinism
Free will is the idea that we are able to have some choices in how we act and assumes we
are free to choose out behavior, self-determined
The determinist approa
Personality- all the consistent ways in which the behavior of one person differs from that
of others in social situations
Id= sexual and other biological drive that demand immediate gratification. Tells us what
we want to hear and what w
Life Span Development
1. Infancy and Childhood
Stages of Prenatal Development
Reflexes of Newborns
Sensory Capabilities of Newborns
Three Temperamental Patterns
The Strange Situation