Intro to Intelligence
Pages 430 - 440
1.) Intelligence - A method for assessing an individuals mental aptitudes and comparing
them with those of others, using numerical scores.
2.) Factor analysis - A statistical procedure that identifies clust
Nature Cont. Start of Nurture
102 - 120
1.) Evolutionary Psychology - The study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using
principles of natural selection.
2.) Natural Selection - The principle that, among the range of inherited trait v
The Brain Part 2
1.) Cerebral Cortex - The intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the
cerebral hemispheres; the bodys ultimate control and information processing center.
2.) Glial Cells - Cells in the nervous system that support
Assessing Intelligence Part 1
1.) Intelligence Tests - A method for assessing an individuals mental aptitudes and
comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores.
2.) Mental Age - A measure of intelligence test perform
What is the relationship between chromosome, DNA, Genes and genome?
Chromosome: Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the
DNA: A complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the
The Nervous System
1.)The nervous system - The bodys speedy, electrochemical communication network,
consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems.
2.) Central nervous system - The brain and spinal cord
3.) Peripheral nerv
The Brain Part 1
1.) lesion - Tissue destruction. A brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused
destruction of brain tissue.
2.) Electroencephalogram (EEG) - an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity
that sweep across
1.) Aggression - Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone
2.) X chromosome - the sex chromosome found in both men and women. Females have two
X chromosomes; males have one. An X chromosome from each parent produces a
The Brain Part 3
Pages 77 -87
Aphasia - Impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to
Brocas area (impairing speaking) or to Wernickes area (impairing understanding).
Brocas area - Controls lang
1.) Psychoactive drugs - A chemical substance that alters perceptions and mood
2.) Tolerance - The diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring
the user to take larger and larger doses before experien
1.) insomnia - recurring problems in falling or staying asleep
2.) narcolepsy - A sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks. The sufferer
may lapse directly into REM sleep, often at inopportune times.
3.) apnea - sl
1.) Hypnosis - A social interaction in which one person (the hypnotist) suggests to another
(the subject) that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously
2.) Age regression - The supposed ability to re
1.) Proactive interference - The disruptive effect of prior learning on the recall of new
2.) Retroactive interference - The disruptive effect of new learning on the recall of old
1.) Automatically Process - Unconscious encoding of incidental information, such as space,
time, and frequency, and of well learned information, such as word meanings.
2.) Effortful processing - Encoding that requires att
1.) Iconic memory - A momentary sensory memory of visual stimuli; A photographic or
picture image memory lasting no more than a few tenths of a second
2.) Echoic memory - A momentary sensory memory of auditory stimuli; if attent
Intro to Memory
1.) Flashbulb memory - A clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event.
2.) 3 Stage process of memory model a.) Sensory memory
b.) Short term memory
c.) Long term memory
3.) Encoding - The processing of informati
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U.S. History 111
21 September 2015
Was the American Revolution Justified?
Over the time period of eight years, a total of 217,000 men have sacrificed their lives to
fight in the American Revolution. The creation of the United Stat
Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the
American Revolutionary War. At the time they were often called Tories, Royalists, or King's
Men; Patriots called them "persons inimical to the liberties of America." They
Europe held indisputable interest in expansion and exploration of new land for many various
reasons. Early on it was for the trade of riches, sugars, spices and silks. Also new routes to lead to
these trades, but alternate routes were needed to overcome m
all actions performed by an organism in response to its
to another organism
Influenced by natural selection
Increases fitness frequency of trait increases in
Species Interactions & Coevolution
Every individual encounters & interacts with individuals of other species
Consequences affect each individuals fitness (Differential in survival &
Affects genotype frequencies
Language and Composition
16 November 2015
Why are Beauty Contests Harmful?
Cause / Effect - Beauty
Competition can be fairly called one of the main motivators, as well as one of the main
organizing principles for individuals.
Fundamentals of Groups
Why Join a Group?
The complexities and ambitions of human life
require that we work in groups
Humans have an innate need to belong to
Social brain hypothesis
May not only protect against physical
the interactions among living organisms
Study of _
and between organisms and their physical
Humans are a part of the biotic environment
Affect other organisms
Affect biotic energy flow & nutrient
Study of _
interactions between organisms and their environment
How individuals respond to their
Groups of individual organi