Explaining mental activity and behavior
Lets us perceive the world by using our senses to take in info from outside ourselves.
Behavior is the actions that result from sensing and interpreting that information. Both of
these actions are produced by our br
Review Questions for Exam 2 Part 1
1) Explain the early selection filter proposed by Broadbent. Explain his dichotic listening task
(1957), where people reported information by same or alternating ears, and discuss how this is
relevant to early selection.
Exam 1 Review Questions
Where Am I? Explain why towards the end of the article, flicking the switch has no effect. I want
you to do this by explaining both the brain and the computer as input/output systems, i.e., as sensory input
in and motor output o
Final Exam Study Questions
Explain the difference between necessary and sufficient conditions. Give an example of a concept that has
well defined necessary and sufficient conditions and list them.
A necessary condition is a condition that must be satis
EFFECTS OF REWARDS SYSTEMS ON EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE
(A CASE STUDY OF GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK EJISU BRANCH)
UMEH DONALD NNAMDI
EMMANUEL YAW SOKPAH
TONY WEREKO BROBBEY
A PROJECT WORK PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Psychology of Aging Lecture
Aging is multi-dimensional and multi-directional.
1. Who do we study?
a. Those over 65?
In 2010, 40.2 million people in the US were 65+ (13% of
By 2050, 88.5 million people will be over 65 (
January 23, 2017
Life According to Sam is about one family's courageous fight to save their only son
from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13 or 14 years
old, there is no treatment, and no cure.
PSY 456 ODD and CD
Assessment and diagnosis of ODD and CD emphasizes:
- Screening early for problem behaviors
- Getting data from parents, teachers, and the children themselves
Assessment and diagnosis of ODD is complicated by:
- The overlap with normal r
Chapter One: What is Psychology?
The Differences Between Psychology and Pseudoscience:
Psychology: The study of behavior and mental processes and how they are affected by an
organisms physical state, mental state and external environment.
Chapter Twelve: Approaches to Treatment and Therapy
1. Discuss the uses of antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, minor tranquilizers, and lithium
carbonate in treating emotional disorders.
Antipsychotic drugs which reduce the sensitivity of brain receptor
Chapter Five: Body Rhythms and Mental States
5. What are biological rhythms?
Biological rhythms are periodic fluctuations in a biological system which may or may not
have psychological implications. (ie. Hormonal ups and downs) These rhythms are
The beginning, 1879
-doesnt look very scientific to most people
-its very young (128 years)
-other sciences have had a long time to look scientific
First psych lab (Wilhelm Wundt)
-Wanted to study philosophical questions i
A BEDTIME STORY
Air controllers, train drivers falling asleep on the job
Between 4 and 6 in the morning
Is there any excuse for falling asleep on the job?
Is it irresponsible
Circadian rhythm (once a day)
A SIMPLE EXPERIMENT
List of words are shown
Write down the words after
Take percent recall of words
"sleep" was remembered by 40% of class despite the fact that it wasnt on the
Its fairly easy to plant a false memory
LOVE: THE FINDINGS
-First studies into physical attraction were done on what makes women
-One of the most important things was (universal, across all cultures):
large eyes, high cheekbones, small nose, small
A QUICK TOUR OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
Surrounding the brain
Scalp & skull
3 layers of mater (mother)
Dura mater (tough mother)
Arachnoid mater (spider mother)
Pia mater (tender mother)
Cerebral cortex and Cerebrum
Cortex- gray outer surface
1. List and describe the main features and functions of the central and peripheral
The nervous system is made up of the central nervous system (CNS) and the
peripheral nervous system (PNS). The central nervous system is in charge of
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL FORM AND FUNCTION
LABORATORY MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY BIO 162
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Welcome to BIO 162 Lab, Introduction to Organismal Form and Function. The lab section
Danger to self or others
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Environmental vs genetic facto
Development of Intelligence Tests
Quick Tour of the Human Brain
Dr. Laver will not have time to describe how the neuron operates. Here is a
~"mater" surrounding the brain ~
1) Cerebrum and Cerebral Cortex
a. Base of the brain, cortex: gray outer surfac
The Social Psychology of War
Love and Hate
InstanceEndEditable Start Content
A. Love: The Findings
1. Physical Attraction
a. the first thing we notice is physical features
b. first research in late 80s, examining faces
c. universal finding
1. (2) Describe the brain mechanisms associated with circadian rhythms, and discuss how
they become desynchronized.
a. The circadian rhythms are controlled by a bio clock located in the
suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The SCN responds to changes in light a
A. What goes on in our heads (Reason, remember, understand language, solve problems,
explain experiences, acquire moral standards and form belief)
B. HOW OUR THOUGHTS AND EXPLANATIONS OF EVENTS EXPLAIN WHAT WE FEEL AND DO
C. Scenario: you meet s
Lecture: IntelligenceWhat is it?
Ability to reason abstractly?
Ability to learn and profit from experience in daily life?
Ability to think rationally?
Ability to act purposefully?
Traditional view: psychometric approach, which focuses on how well peopl