Psychology Chapter 1
1. What is your impression of this field of study?
My impression of this study is that it is very interesting and provides
many unique ways of studying it in order to prove your new ideas
and to challenge others. It also s
Brainstem: houses spinal cord and extends all the way into the vertebrae and down
to the base of the spine.
Pons: the larger swelling above the medulla that connects the top of the brain to the
bottom and that plays a part in sleep, dreaming, left-right b
1. a) Nervous system: an extensive network of specialized cells that carries
information to and from all parts of the body
b) Neurons: basic cell that makes up the nervous system and receives/sends
messages w/in that system
c) Nerves: bundles of axons coa
Basic Structure of a Neuron
1. What are the two basic types of cells in the nervous system?
a. Cells that process incoming signals and respond by sending out signals of their
own and are considered the basic building blocks of the br
Chapter 3 Questions
1. Sensation occurs when receptors in sense organs are
activated and allow outside stimuli to become neural
signals in the brain. Certain cells are specialized to
receive messages from different kinds of energy; eye
receptors are trigg
Theories of Personality
I. Definition of personality- a distinctive and relatively stable pattern of behavior,
thoughts, motives, and emotions that characterizes an individual throughout
II. Theory: a premise set forth as an introduction or explanat
I. Psychology: An early definition
A. Psyche- Life and Principle Study of the Soul
B. Psychologists observe and record how people and other animals relate to
one another and their environment.
C. In doing so, th
1. Learning: a relatively permanent change in behavior as a result of experience
and practice. Can be productive or unproductive.
2. Is also referred to as conditioning.
3. There are two kinds of conditioning that show the process of