Midterm 1 Review
1. _ If Q1 = 42 and Q3 = 87, 154 is an outlier.
2. _ Student ID number is a numerical variable.
3. _ Three of the differences between a histogram and a bar
graph is that in a histogram, there is no space between the bars,
Study Questions: Psychology
What are some important milestones in psychologys early development?
1. What event defined the start of scientific psychology?
Scientific psychology began in Germany in 1879 when Wilhelm Wundt opened th
Line graph - quantitative
Bar graph - qualitative
- measure of reliability obtained by administering the same test twice over a
period of time to a group of individuals. The scores from Time 1 and Time 2 can
Psych 118: Study Guide
General Notes: Reference Experiments
Principles of Animal Behavior (Chapter 1)
o Fitness: # offspring produced in relation to other members of population
o Strategy: genetically distinct set of rules for behavior; need not involve
Psych Lecture 2: The Biology of the Mind
What is the Mind?
The brain goes through process of development
Our brain has a similar structure to that of other animals
We are a biological machine that can interact with the environment
1.Stages in the Development of Attachment
Preattachment phase (birth to 6 weeks)
Undiscriminating social responsiveness
Attachment in the making (6 weeks to 6-8 mos)
Building up a sense of trust (Erikson)
Psych Lecture 1: Intro to Psychology
What is Psychology?
Psychologists span many levels of analysis
o Lower level: biological
o Higher level: social
Highest to Lowest (Brain to mind)
Psych 10 Midterm 1 Review
1. Experiments versus correlational studies
a. Experiments have controlled manipulations
i. Independent variable
ii. Dependent variable
b. Correlational studies observe how 2 variables co-vary
2. Mind and Brain
a. Mind arises fro
Psychology 10 Midterm 3 Review
We have tendency to think with shortcuts=cognitive miser
-Our judgments and made perceptions are made relative to info. given to us
Tendency to stick too close to anchors when adjusting our interference
Psychology 10: Introductory Psychology
Midterm Study Guide
A review session for the midterm will take place on Monday 7/17 4-5:00pm in Franz Hall A279.
The Story of Psychology
What are the main subfields in psychology?
What are the two early schools of ps
Week 3 Essay Assignment
When I was twelve years old I got severe food poisoning from eating chicken at a
restaurant. Fast forward ten years later and I have never order chicken and nor have I
tasted chicken ever since that da
Reinforcement is a consequence to a certain behavior that will strengthen, or
reinforce, any of the subjects future behaviors. The behavior must be followed by some
stimulus that would trigger the subject to want to behave. E
2 May 2017
The blocking effect is the process of reducing a conditioned response to a
conditioned stimulus if that conditioned stimulus is paired with a new, unconditioned
stimulus. In simpler terms, the blocking effect means
26 April 2017
A family friend of mine is autistic and severely disabled because of his
condition. Along with his condition, he suffers from major anxiety attacks anytime he
is placed in an unfamiliar social setting. In other
We have been discussing simple learning processes that result in
changes to repeated or ongoing stimulation. These processes allow
the individual to function in its environment by attending to important
stimuli and filter out from attention the multitude
Limitations of Theories
Explains, but leaves out important
One theory cant explain everything
Each theory has its own focus
Each theory is a unique piece of the puzzle
Chapter 8: Stimulus Control of Behavior
Reflexes, MAPs, Habituation, Sensitization, Pavlovian & Instrumental
Adaptive for the expression of these behaviors to come under stimulus control.
Decisions: When to forage, hide, mate, attack, etc.
4-factors that affect CI width:
Whether is known or not
Level of confidence
Inferential statistics and hypothesis testing
What are descriptive and inferential statistics?
What is a hypothe
24 May 2017
Spontaneous recovery, an effect introduced initially by Pavlov, is normally
associated with learning and conditioning. It is defined as the reappearance of a response,
specifically a conditioned response that had
Correlations (lecture 2)
What correlation coefficient is used with
How are hypotheses tested about Pearsons r?
What two factors affect the size of r?
What correlation coefficient is used with
Short report on the Class Compliance Study
(Due Tues. Aug. 23rd at the beginning of class)
Style of the report.
This paper should be written according to APA style. The paper should be
no longer than 3 pages, double-spaced, using 12 point font and 1-inch
Social Psychology (Modules 42-45)
Attribution: influence of personality and underestimate the influence of situations.
theory that we explain someones behavior by crediting either the situation or the
EX Juliette seldom talks. Over cof
Introduction to Personality and Psychodynamic Theories
Personality: individuals characteristic pattern of thinking feeling, acting (we like to predict)
Introduction to personality and psychodynamic theories (BY FIVE YEARS OLD, yes we
Module 42-45: Social Psychology
1. The theory that we explain someones behaviors by crediting either the situation or the
persons disposition is called (the):
A. social psychology.
B. attribution theory.
C. fundamental attribution error.
D. peripheral rou
Behaviorism (BF Skinner; operant conditioning & John Watson; classical conditioning):
Psychology meant Scientific study of observable behavior, dismissed introspection, altering
consequences of behavior, stimulus and response, does not refer t
Module 37: Introduction to Emotion
Emotion: Arousal, Behavior, and Cognition
Emotions are adaptive responses that support survival(important to have feelings)
physiological arousal-things that we feel in our body
Expressive behaviors-facial ex
Introduction to Psychological Disorders
marked by clinically significant disturbance in individuals cognition, emotion regulation,
disturbed/dysfunctional thoughts, emotions/ behavior are maladaptive
Must interfere with
Social Psychology: Thinking & influence Modules 42-43
Social psychology: experimental subfield, interested in understanding human relationships,
Scientific study of how we think about, influence and relate to one another