Overarching Themes in Psychology
Some historic themes in psychology
These themes will operate in the background for many of the topics we will discuss this semester.
Debate concerning whether ps
In 1953 at the age of 26, doctors performed a radical surgery to treat the severe seizures of Henry
The surgery caused H.M to lose the ability to form new memories
Over the course of many decades (he died
3.1 How does the Nervous System Operate?
Neurons= basic units of the nervous system; cells that receive, integrate, and transmit
information in the nervous system. They operate through electrical impulses, communicate with
other neurons through chemical s
Learning: relatively enduring change in behavior, resulting from experience.
Associations develop through the process of conditioning, whereby environmental
stimuli & behavioral responses become increasingly connected
4.1 What is Consciousness?
-people can be conscious of their surroundings even when they do not appear to be
-conscious experiences are associated with brain activity
Consciousness Is a Subjective Experience
Chapter 8: Thinking, Language, & Intelligence
8.1 What is Thought?
Cognitive psychology was originally based on 2 ideas about thinking:
1. Knowledge about the world is stored in the brain in representations
2. Thinking is the mental manipulation of these
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5.1 How Does Perception Emerge from Sensation?
Sensation-the detection of external stimuli and the transmission of this information to the brain.
Perception-the processing, organization, and interpretation of sensory signals.
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The Benefits of a Social Network Site
As technology continues to become more advanced, social network sites aspire
to become a practical necessity in peoples lives. Abbreviated as SNS, these website
When a child commits a crime does he instantly become an adult? Does the gravity of his
actions increase? In our complex society it is not difficult to find differing opinions toward the
demands of our culture. Where the difficulty lies is in the d
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