Genetics in Psychology Notes
Chromosomes- threadlike structures make of DNA molecules that contain the genes.
Interaction- the dependence of the effect of one factor on another factor.
Gender schema theory- the theory that children learn from their cultur
Observational Psychology Notes
Hindsight bias- the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome that one would have
Random sample- a sample that fairly represents a population because each member
has an equal chance of inclusion.
Prologue: The Study of Psychology Key Terms
Psychology- The science of behavior and mental processes.
Empiricism- The view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses and
science flourishes through observation and experiment.
Structuralism- An ear
Biological Psychology Notes
Biological Psychology- a branch of psychology concerned with the links between
biology and behavior.
Parasympathetic nervous system0 the division of the autonomic nervous system that
calms the body, conserving its energy.
Case Study and Psychometric Test Notes
Really a collection of methods: data is gathered through observing, interviewing,
Intrinsic case studies like Sybil or Genie may not generalize to everyone else.
Extrinsic case studies- like
Other methods for studying behavior Notes
Paper Questionnaire, phone, in-person questioning, and computer.
Random: Everyone in the target population has on equal chance to be selected.
Intro to Psychology Key Terms
The study concerned with behavior and mental processes and how they are affected by an
organism's external and internal environment.
The ability & willingness to assess claims & make judgment on t
Biological Psychology Key Terms
a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior.
a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron t