Essay Example 2
Introduction Despite our best efforts and wishes, Psychology does not operate in a vacuum. It cannot divorce itself from the curses of studying human behavior your subjects don't stay still; they may be unrepresentative of the target popul
- prevalence in society high (1-2%)
- geographical variance, genetic composition
- diagnosed in late adolescence/early adulthood
- begin earlier in men than women
a. Correcting Myths
- Schiz vs. Multiple Personality/DID
two diff disor
We discovered eating disorders in the 1870s, and for a century it
remained dormant and irrelevant, an intellectual curiosity and a rarity. All of a
sudden, something happened somewhere that lead to the spread of such
disorders, such that Ano
Practice Problems 1
1. Studies of leading questions show that
a. Only small details of an event can be changed in the memories of witnesses.
b. Eyewitness memory is studied better biologically than psychologically.
c. Witnesses can see through leading que
Practice Problems 2 1. Why should we be cautious about Herrnstein and Murray's claim that we should take the differences in IQ between European Americans and African Americans seriously? a. IQ differences are heavily influenced by the environment b. This
Ch 16. Psychopathology
Earliest Views of Psychopathology - afflicted person was possessed by evil spirits - caged & turned into zoos (Middle Ages) Mental Disorder as an Organic Illness - Pinel: somatogenic hypothesis mental illness could be trac
Textbook p. 102 Myelin is the substance that surrounds the axons of some neurons that allows nerve impulses to travel more rapidly. Myelin is a lipid (fat), so it appears white: hence myelinated axons are referred to as "white matter." Gray matte
Each of the phenomena above was discussed in the lecture on psychoanalysis.
Freud suggested that humans are complex psychological beings. One of the psychological
processes he proposed was the ability to form symbols: the unconscious transforms i
A: If it were impossible to study mental events, we would not have theories of color vision.
B: The experiments conducted by different individuals were strongly influenced by the theories
they thought could explain color vision. Theories determin
Review 4 You did not need to calculate p values to answer this question. Instead, just think about what you would expect to observe if Harry was guessing completely at random. Out of 10 tries with two possible answers, we would expect Harry to be right 50
Review 5 The behaviorists believed that the only things that can be studied scientifically are those that can be observed, a "science of mind" is not possible. A: Avoidance learning only requires the study of behavior, which is observable. It does not req
What is learning?
We can broadly define learning as a change in a system which produces some type of
This notion of adaptive behavior is important. It suggests that learning is more than
simply change. It is directed change.