Personality Psychology Exam 1 Review
Wednesday March 22nd
Introduction to the Psychology of Personality
I. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Projective psychological test
Subjective similar to the ink-blot test
In class example: the photo of the little
Personality Psychology Final Exam Review
Monday May 8th
I. Allport was reared in a farm in Illinois
II. Allport was the first personality researcher, taught the first course on personality theory in
the United States, and he did not prefer
Chapter 2 Learning Objectives
1. The principals of the scientific method are that the science be empirical, and demands that the
procedures used are objective, and free from bias. This is important because it increases objectivity.
Chapter 5 Learning Objectives
2. Sleep Disorders:
INSOMNIA- persistent difficulty falling or staying asleep
SLEEP APNEA- characterized by pauses in breathing that last at least 10 seconds
NARCOLEPSY-a disorder charac
Learning Objectives Chapter 3
1. The neuron is made up of three major parts. These are a cell body, or soma, which contains the
nucleus of the cell and keeps the cell alive; a branching treelike fiber known as the dendrite, which
Chapter 6 Learning Objectives
1. Development begins at the moment of conception, when the sperm from the father merges with the
egg from the mother. Within a span of 9 months, development progresses from a single cell into a zygote
Chapter 4 Learning Objectives
1. Summary-Human sensation is sometimes relatively direct, in the sense that the wide variety of stimuli
around us inform and guide our behaviors quickly and accurately, but nevertheless is always the r
Chapter 1 Objectives
Chapter 1 Learning Objectives
1. The reason using our intuition is insufficient, is because
people are prone to cognitive and motivational biases that
influence perceptions and lead to erroneous conclusions.
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Thinking Critically with Psychological
Chapter 1: Critical Thinking
The scientific study of human thought,
emotions, and behavior.
Science: Direct systematic observation of a
1879 Wundt establishes first p
Psychology derives from the roots psyche (meaning soul) and ology (meaning scientific
study of). Thus, psychology is defined as the scientific study of mind and behavior. Students
of psychology develop critical thinking skills, become familiar
Building blocks of thoughts
Extra Credit #2
Due in class on Friday, 10-10-14
Please type and proofread your answers.
1. Why do psychologists describe our perceptions of the physical world as highly
subjective rather than an exact copy of reality? Provide a
JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH, 48, 110, 2010
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The Influences of Sociosexuality and Attachment Style on
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Human Growth and Development Objectives
Students may use these essay questions and/ or learning objectives as an additional study
guide for their unit 3 test . If you know the answers to these essays, you should do well
on your multiple choice tests. Stud
1) Dispositional attributions are based off personality or free will. A situational
attribution is based on current circumstance. I am fairly shy, so I am not the
loudest person in class and I typically do not pa
Current event #1
Keith Vidal was a normal 18-year-old teenager who lived a regular life and didnt
cause many problems. However, in 2012 his parents noticed something strange
about the way he was acting. He started to become more distant and withdrawn
1. What are "sensorineural hearing loss" and "conduction hearing loss"? Which one
is the cause for the rising hearing loss observed among teenagers? Explain.
Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the cochleas receptor cells or to
1. Describe the classical conditioning established in the video we watched in class (the
one involving a guy and his roommate).
The guy was testing Pavlovs classic experiment on his roommate. He shot his roommate with a
gun after pressing the button That
Neurotransmitter: a chemical substance that is released at the end of a nerve fiber by the arrival
of a nerve impulse and, by diffusing across the synapse or junction, causes the transfer of the
impulse to another nerve fiber, a muscle fiber, or some othe
Human behavior is multiply determined."
Genetically, all humans are nearly identical (99.9%)
Nature = Genes
The small genetic differences in our genes are part of what creates different traits.
Our chromosomes contain DNA with over 20,00
Classifying and describing the most common disorders worldwide
Deviant: your behavior and thought pattern is very different than what the culture considers normal.
Deviant, Distressful and Dysfunctional?
I felt the need to clean my room would spend four
Discussion 3 Response
I fully agree with you that corporal punishment isnt necessary in order to raise a well-behaved
child. I used a similar comparison as you between authoritative and authoritarian parenting.
Strict rigidity on children is definit
Night of fire
Strangers they were
Now soul mates
Quiet was the night
So were they.
Like a soothing breeze
A soft caress
Feeling each other
Searching for the moon
The cloud draping
The sky so vast
The beauty hidden.
Discussion 3 and Response
I believe physical punishment is not necessary in raising a child to be well-behaved and
Physical punishment is considered a form of positive punishment, which is the introduction
of a stimulus to decrease a beh
Discussion 1 Response
These questions are really thoughtful as they bring up concerning issues we
see and wonder about daily! Here are my viewpoints and opinions on these
1. I think cognitive psychology is the perfect subfield to fin