Dear Potential AP Psych Student:
You have utterly no clue whats in store for you this year. From learning about what structuralism and
functionalism are, to making posters on what a hottie Skinner and his behaviorist beliefs were, you
will have a great ye
Imprinting: process by which certain animals form attachment during
critical period; humans dont imprint, but becomes attached to known
Temperament: persons characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity;
temperaments endure; ex. easy-going, quiet, pl
2."The clash between the amygdala and the neocortex explains my indecision while
taking the eye-reading test. My gut reactions would flash up instantly from the
amygdala, after which the neocortex would start analyzing the image in a more
Parts of Brain:
1.Part of limbic system that influences aggression, fear and self-protective
behaviors; coordinates fight-or-flight response; involved in storage of
2."Before you even have time to formulate the work "snake,"
1. Increases heart rate and blood pressure; related to increased motor
activity, alertness, concentration, aggression and motivation; precursor to
epinephrine; regulates "reward-dependence" axis of Robert Cloninger's
unified biosocial theor
Adrenaline (Epinephrine)-"sudden lift"
1. The fight or flight hormone produced by the adrenal glands in stressful
situations. The hormone makes the heart beat faster and the body sweat.
2. I had a tendency to crack jokes
At 8 weeks after conception, babies are anatomically indistinguishable;
4/5th month different
X chromosome: comes from either mother or father; females have two,
males have one
Y chromosome: comes from father, paired with x to form male
Y chromosome stim
Sensorimotor Stage (Birth 2 years old)
Infants know world in terms of sensory impressions and motor activities
Lack objective permanence: awareness that things continue to exist when
not perceived; Baby believes toy only exists when it is starring
Ill Do It for a Dollar
The Cognitive Dissonance Experiment is based on the theory of cognitive dissonance
proposed by Leon Festinger in 1957. People hold many different cognitions about their
world, for example about their environment and thei
Before we go to sleep, we blame our conscience.
When we sleep, we become unconscious.
When we sleep, we dream.
When we sleep, we may scream.
When we sleep, we may cry.
When we sleep, we may fly.
When we sleep, we see our wishes.
over time kills neural
initial high in low doses,
feeling of invincibility