PY100L: Psychology as a Natural Science
T, R 3-4:15
Instructor: Dr. Sue Kapla
Office: NSF 1113
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: T, R 1-3 or by appointment
Graduate Teaching Assistants/Laboratory Instructors: (office hours will
Academic Integrity Pledge
Plagiarism is defined as copying the language, phrasing, structure, or specific ideas of others and
presenting any of these as one's own, original work; it includes buying papers, having someone
else write your papers, and improp
Dr. Renxin Yang
So 372 minority groups
February 20, 2017
Conflicting values in the American culture, and the influence on minority groups.
There is many conflicting values in the American culture for minorities. All these values
Read Chapter 6 - Sensation and Perception
1. What are sensation and perception? What is meant by "bottom-up" processing and "top-down"
Sensation is the process that happens when our nervous system and sensory receptors get
stimulus from our en
Read Chapter 14 - Personality
1. Define personality. What are some of the ways personality researchers study the basic
dimensions of personality?
Personality is an individuals characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting (pg 572)
which means th
Read Chapter 15 - Psychological Disorders
1. Discuss depressive disorders and two of the five anxiety disorders listed in Chapter 15 in your
The three depressive disorders listed in our book are major depressive disorder, mania, and
Read Chapter 12 - Emotions, Stress, and Health
1. Compare and contrast the James-Lange Theory with the Cannon-Bard Theory. What is
the same; what is different?
The James-Lange theory is that arousal comes before emotion. This means that youre body
Read Chapter 9 - Thinking and Language
1. Contrast the problem solving strategies: algorithms, heuristics, and insight.
Algorithms are a methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular
Hueristics is a simple thinking st
Read Chapter 7 - Learning
1. Compare and contrast Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning and Observational
Classical conditioning is when after repetition of an event you begin to prepare yourself for
whats going to happen next, like braci
Read Chapter 3 - Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind.
1. Define and discuss "consciousness." Discuss drugs and consciousness, including tolerance,
dependence, addiction and the biological influences and psychological and social-cultural
Using your textbook, please answer each of the following questions fully and in-depth. Each of
your responses to these questions should be at least 100 words in order to earn full points. Be
sure to discuss these questions thoroughly and in your own words
Read Chapter 11 - Motivation and Work
1. Discuss motivation from the viewpoints of Instincts and Evolution Theory, DriveReduction Theory, Arousal Theory and Maslow's Hierarchy of Motives Theory.
Motivation from the view of instinct theory focuses on genet
Read Chapter 14 - Social Psychology
1. Discuss the Fundamental Attribution Error and the consequences that may result.
The fundamental attribution error is the error that we make when we observe others and make
assumptions about them. People have a tenden
Read Chapter 2 - The Biology of Mind.
1. What is meant by the statement on page 51: "Everything psychological is simultaneously
This statement means that whenever you use your brain, or think, things are also happening
physically in your body
1. Discuss the three most important things you learned about psychology from the Prologue of
the text. What did you learn about, and why was this an important topic for you?
The Prologue of the texts covers a lot of the history of the study of psychology.
Read Chapter 8 - Memory
1. What is memory? Discuss recall, recognition, relearning and working memory.
Memory is the persistence of learning over time through the encoding, storage, and retrieval of
information.(pg 318) This means that memory is our abili
1. According to Clark Hull's drive theory of motivation, various drives are produced:
by specific instincts that are common to both humans and animals.
when our growth needs are not being met.
when there is a physiological disruption