1. Sensation- the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous
system receive and represent stimulus energies from our environment
2. Perception- the process of organizing and interpreting sensory
information, enabling us to recognize mean
1. Psychology: scientific study of behavior and mental processes
2. Nature vs. Nurture: controversy over the relative contributions that genes and
experience make to the development or psychological traits and behaviors
3. Natural Selection: principle tha
I performed this experiment to test the energy levels in athletes. I used 10
members from my club lacrosse team, and split 5 of them into a
Chapter 15 Terms
1. Personality: an individual's characteristic pattern of thinking,
feeling, and acting.
2. Free Association: in psychoanalysis, a method of exploring
the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says
whatever comes to mind, no matter
Chapter 12 Terms
1. Motivation: a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior.
2. Instinct: a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is
3. Drive-Reduction Theory: the idea that a physiological need creates an
Chapter 9 Terms
Memory: persistence of learning over time through the storage and retrieval of
Flashbulb Memory: clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event.
Encoding: processing of information into the memory system- for examp
Chapter 11 Terms
1. Intelligence: mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience,
solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations.
2. Factor Analysis: a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items
Chapter 10 Terms
1. Cognition: the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering,
2. Concept: a mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, or people.
3. Prototype: a mental image or best example of a category.
Unit 2 Textbook Notes
People turn to psychology to distinguish fact from opinion.
Many people and world leaders believe instincts and go by gut feeling.
People tend to repeatedly over-estimate their ability to go by
Dixon is Harambe
Hindsight Bias (2) The "I-knew-it-all-along" bias
Critical Thinking (2) Smart thinking. Looking and thinking about everything when thinking
Theory (2) Explanation using integrated set of principles that organizes observations and predict
Through close observation and analysis, I have come to notice that Tyler as a person
seems to be much more confident as a person than how it may seem when he talks to strangers.
Through his consistent wearing of athl
AP Psych 3 Difficult
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. Botulin is a poison with a molecular structure so similar to acetylcholine (ACh) that it blocks the
effects of ACh in synapses, making
Unit 3 Vocab
biological psychology - the scientific study of the links between biological (genetic, neural, hormonal) and
psychological processes. (Some biological psychologists call themselves behavioral neuroscientists,
Unit 3 Notes
Neurons cells that receive, integrate, and transmit information, base of nervous system.
Soma Cell Body of neuron, contains the nucleus and organelles.
Dendrite Parts of a Neuron that receives information.
AP Psych Brain Rap
Written by Pimp Thomas
There are so many parts of the brain that its pretty insane
Thats why we wrote this song, to make sure these parts are engrained
So dont blame me if this song seems pretty plain
The spinal cord is the main road
Unit 4 Vocab
sensation: the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and
represent stimulus energies from our environment (2) the art of sensing things
perception: the process of organizing and interpreting
Psych Unit 2 Vocab
hindsight bias - the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one would have
foreseen it (2) The "I-knew-it-all-along" bias
critical thinking - thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions. rather, it
Stranger Paper Assignment
Firstly, this stranger had taken a personality that showed them as a blue personality
and from this Ive already had established that maybe they value creativity and maybe family
1. Due to advanced industrial machines in the North mass producing of supplies was
able to take place. These supplies were also transported by a further advance
1. Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, was cut off from vital
supplies and reinforcements by southern control of the harbor. Lincoln gave a choice
of either permitting the fort to hold out
3. The Republican party was a coalition of Free Soilers and antislavery Whigs and
Democrats. Its first platform of 1854 called for the repeal of the Kansas-Nebraska
1. Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of the controversial book Uncle Toms
Cabin. It highlighted the horrible ripping apart of families in the slave trade. It moved
northerners and Europeans to regard all slave owners
A) 1. D
B) 1. Between these four groups, free African Americans, Native Americans, Irish
immigrants, and German immigrants, discrimination was very prevalent among
A) In the political cartoon, Crooked Voting it is illustrated that an American
whiskey man is mad at a German bier(beer) man. The German appears to be holding
a ballot box for elections. The immigrants were soon
The Deep Roots of Revolutions
-In a sense, colonists were a revolutionary force since they stepped ground in
America; American and National Identity
-The Whigs feared the threat to liberty posed by the arbitrary