Module 2: Psychologys Big Issues and Approaches
Section 2-1: Psychologys Biggest Question
naturenurture issue: the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes
and experience make to the development of psychologica
Chapter 4: Developing Through The Life Span
What is Adolescence?
Adolescence: The transition. From childhood to
adulthood, extending from puberty to independence
Chapter 3: Nature,Nurture, and Human Diversity
What are the differences and similarities within the human
We have varying personalities, interests, and cultural and
Our human family shares not only common biological
Chapter 4: Developing Through the Life Span
What are the three areas of change that
developmental psychologists study?
Chapter 3: Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
What are some biological and five particle
differences between male and female?
Male from female, have been similar
adaptive challenges, and are alike .
Module 5: Scientific Method and Description
Psychologist arm their scientific attitude with the scientific method is self-correcting
process for evaluating ideas with observation and analysis in its attempt to describe and and
explain human nature psychol
Module 74: Attribution, Attitudes, and Actions
Section 74-1: The Fundamental Attribution Error
Personality psychologists focus on the person. They study the personal traits and dynamics
that explain why different people may act differently in a given situ
Module 6: Correlation and Experimentation
Naturalistic observations and surveys often show us that one trait or behavior is related to
another. In such cases, we say the two correlate.
A statistical measure (the correlation coefficient ) helps us figure
Module 4: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
Todays psychological science does document a vast intuitive mind.
As we will see, our thinking, memory, and attitudes operate on two levels, conscious and
unconscious, with the larger part operating
Module 76: Conformity and Obedience
Section 76-1: How is our behavior affected by the presence of others?
Norman Triplett (1898)
found that adolescents would wind a fishing reel faster in the presence of someone doing
the same thing
He and later social
Module 75: Conformity and Obedience
Section 1: Conformity: Complying With Social Pressures
Tanya Chartrand and John Bargh
captured this mimicry, which they call the chameleon effect
Sometimes the confederates rubbed their own face. Sometimes they shook
Section 78-1: How does psychologys definition of aggression differ from everyday usage? What
biological factors make us more prone to hurt one another?
aggression: any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy whether done out of
Module 3: Careers in Psychology
Section 3-1: What do psychologists in various professions do, and where do they work?
Basic Research Subfields
study thought processes and focus on such topics as perception, lang
Module 1: Psychologys History
Section 1-1: Psychologys Biggest Question
Socrates (469399 B.C.E.) & Plato (428348 B.C.E.)
concluded that mind is separable from body and continues after the body dies
knowledge is innate
Module 77: Prejudice and Discrimination
Section 77-1: What is prejudice? What are its social and emotional roots?
Prejudice means pre judgment. It is an unjustifiable and usually negative attitude toward a
groupoften a different cultural, ethnic, or gende
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution
Conquest by the Cradle
In 1775, there were 32 British colonies in North America.
Only 13 of these colonies revolted in the American Revolution.
Canada and Jamaica were wealthier than the original 13.
All of the co