Unit 8 section 1
The pattern of continuity to change in human capabilities that occurs
throughout life, involving both growth decline
What is development
Does development involving only the stage of growth?
no it also involved decline at the end of life
Unit 5 section 1
What is learning?
Systematic, relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through
A theory of learning that focuses solely on observable behaviors
What does behaviorism not focus on?
mental activity- wishing
Unit 6 Notes section 1
What is memory?
Three processes involved?
-The retention of information or experience over time as the result of three
-Encoding, storage, retrieval
What is encoding?
The first step in memory: process by which
Unit 6 Notes section 2
What is a script?
What does it include
A schema for an event, often containing information about physical features,
people, and typical occurrences
Example of schema in restaurant?
You have never been to a restaurant. but you know w
Unit 3 Notes
What is sensation?
The process of receiving an extrenal stimulus and transforming it into neural
What is Perception?
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory info
What is bottom up processing?
Sensory receptors take in inform
Unit 5 section 2
What organisms did skinner work with in general?
2 Specific types?
Describe skinners box
-Box with lever in it that dispensed food when hit.
What did skinners box show?
Showed that animals can learn behavior through
Unit 7 section 1
What is cognition?
The way in which information is processed and manipulated in
remembering, thinking, and knowing
Computer analogy to brain. brain is _, cognition is _
What is artificial intelligence?
A scientific fiel
Unit 9 Notes
What is motivation?
The force that moves people to behave, think, and feel the way they do
What is instinct?
An innate biological pattern of behavior that is assumed to be universal
throughout a species
What is ethology?
the study of animal b
Unit 10 notes
What does psychodynamic theory state?
Personality is primary unconscious
Definition: A pattern of enduring, distinctive thoughts, emotions, and
behaviors that characterize the way an individual adapts to the world.
What is personality
Unit 7 section 2
What is the stanford-binet intelligence test?
IQ test used today
What is giftedness?
process high IQ (above 130) and/ or superior talent in a particular area
What is the flynn effect?
IQ test scores are rapidly rising around the world due
Unit 8 section 2
In terms of temperament: A child that has a low activity level, tends to
withdraw from new situations, and is very cautious of new experiences
is called what?
A slow to warm up child
What is infant attachment?
The close emotional bond bet
How experiments can go wrong
M.T Orne (1964)
Power of placebo
Some of all scores divided by the number of scores
The Middle Score