Chapter 5: Variations In Consciousness
I. ON THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
A. What Is Consciousness?
1. The awareness of internal and external stimuli
2. Includes awareness of:
a. External events
b. Internal sensations
c. Self as the unique being having exp
Chapter 6: Learning
1. Any sustainable change in behavior or knowledge
1. Learning associations between events
II. CLASSICAL CONDITIONING
A. Pavlovs Demonstration: Psychic Reflexes
a. Russian physiologist
Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
I. THE VISUAL SYSTEM: ESSENTIALS OF SIGHT
A. Sensation Versus Perception
1. Sensation is stimulus of sense organs
2. Perception is selection, organization, and interpretation of sensory input
B. The Stimulus: Light
Chapter 8: Cognition and Intelligence
I. PROBLEM SOLVING: IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS
A. Types Of Problems
1. Problems of inducing structure
a. Relations among parts of a problem
i. Series completion problems and analogies
2. Problems of arrangement
Chapter 7: Human Memory
1. Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon
a. Forgotten info feels just out of reach
2. 3 key memory processes
i. Forming a memory code
ii. Requires attention
i. Maintaining coded info in mem
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology
I. REASONS FOR UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGY
A. To understand human behavior
B. To provide a powerful method of thinking
C. To promote understanding of the complexity of behavior
II. PSYCHOLOGYS EARLY HISTORY
Chapter 2: The Research Enterprise In Psychology
I. LOOKING FOR LAWS: SCIENTIFIC APPROACH
A. Scientific approach says events are governed by some lawful order
B. Goals Of The Scientific Enterprise
1. Measurement and description
a. Uses hypotheses and vari
Chapter 3: The Biological Bases Of Behavior
I. COMMUNICATION IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
A. Nervous Tissue: The Basic Hardware
a. Individual cells that receive/transmit info
a. Cell body that contains the nucleus
a. Part of neuro
Running head: NCAA Case Study
Still (yes, still) Your Turn (NCAA)
The point of this article is to look at whether college athletes, mens basketball in
specific, if they should get paid or not like employees. In previous NCAA tournaments some
I. THINKING AND REASONING
1. Cognition - Cognition refers to all mental activities associated with thinking, knowledge, and
2. Concepts - Concepts are mental categories for objects, events, experiences, or ideas that are
similar to one a
Chapter 1: Introduction
What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the science of mental processes and behavior.
What is science?
What are mental processes?
What is behavior?
Mental Health Providers
M.D. - Physician
Chapter 1: Being a Consumer and Bias
Being a Critical Consumer
Bias and Expectation
Experimenter expectancy effects
Chapter 1: Pseudopsychology and Ethics
Unsupported opinion pretending to be psychological science
What makes a discipline a science?
Is it the topic of study?
Is it the method of study?
Ethics in Research
Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind
Sensing and Selecting: Opening Up to the World
A. Sensation and perception
1. Sensation is the immediate experience of basic properties of an object or event that occurs when a
Chapter 5: Memory
Memory: A Many-Splendored Thing
A. How memory stores information
1. There are three types of memory stores:
a. Sensory memory is the lowest level of memory, which holds a large amount of perceptual input
for a very brief period of tim
Chapter 9: Psychology Over the Lifespan
Prenatal Development (from Conception to Birth)
A. The role of nature and nurture
1. Life begins with the meeting of two gametes (a sperm and an egg, or ovum).
2. Each human inherits 23 pairs of chromosomes (23 f
Chapter 2: The Brain- The Psychological Organ
I. Brain Circuits: Making connections
A. The Neuron: A Powerful Computer. All brain activity hinges on neurons.
1. There are three types of neurons:
a. Sensory neurons that respond to input from sense organs.
Chapter 10: Stress, Health, and Coping
A. Stress describes the psychological and bodily response to a stimulus that alters a persons state of
1. Stressors can lead to a stress response, which works to help you cope with the stressor
Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders
What Is Abnormal?
A. Defining Abnormality
1. Abnormal physiology can affect mental functioning.
2. Culture and context are important in defining abnormality.
3. Difficult to give exact definition mental disorders can
Chapter 13: Social Psychology
A. Social psychology pertains to how people think about other people and interact in relationships and groups.
B. Social cognition focuses on how people attend to, store, remember, and use information abou
Stress and Illness/Disease
People who overreact to stressful
Symptoms of hot reactors can include:
feeling anger easily
often becoming anxious or depressed
experiencing constipation or diarrhea mor
This chapter covers the process &
structures activated during the physiological
response to stress.
Two stress pathways are available; one for short
term stressors, and one for long term stressors.
Introduction to the
Psychology of Stress
Stress and the College Student
(materials from Chapter 17)
Introduction to Class
Roll & Welcoming Comments
About the Class- general goals
Syllabus details/assignment & attendance
Class web page
PSY3332: The Psychology of Stress Management
Dr. Francis Craig
MWF 9:00 - 9:50
(sign up on my door to lock in a time!) MWF 10-11:40
Life Situation Stressors
Model of Stress
situations in life tha
Adopting Type B Behavior
Developing an Internal Locus-of-Control
Type A vs.Type B Behavior
Type B behavi
Interventions are activities to block a
stressor from resulting in negative
consequences, such as:
Model of Stress
Stress begins with a life situ
Life Situation Stressors: Interpersonal
Model of Stress
Identification of relational
conflicts that add stress
What is Stress?
What do you experience when you are
How do you define stress?
Write your own definition
Now work with 2 others to define stress
While difficult to define, stress researchers
have taught us much abo