Chapter 3: Consciousness
Important points to remember throughout this chapter:
People can be fully aware of their surroundings even if they dont appear to be.
Conscious experiences are linked to brain activity
Conscious experiences differ from person to p
Psychology Chapter 2 Notes
Our nervous system is important for thinking and behaving normally
The nervous system is made up of neurons.
The purpose of neurons is to send and receive information to other neurons.
*Think of neurons as the cord for a
Chapter 6: Learning
Conditioned taste aversion: when you have an adverse side effect from eating something (i.e. food
poisoning) and you start to dislike that certain food item.
Learning: a change in behavior, resulting from experience.
There are three ty
Chapter 7: Memory
Memory: the nervous systems ability to acquire and retain information and skills.
The Three Processing Phases of Memory
Encoding Phase: your brain changes information
Ex. The words you read on a page are changed into meaningful messages.
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Synesthesia: When a person perceives a certain sense as another (i.e. they can hear colors or taste
How Do Sensation and Perception Affect Us?
Sensation: the process of taking physical stimuli from the outside
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Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness,
even after adequate nighttime sleep. This sleep disorder is caused by changes in hormone
concentrations and nervous system activity. A per
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the tragic result of alcohol use in pregnancy and is characterized
by birth defects and neurodevelopmental problems. This topic is relevant because in class we
learned about prenatal developm
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Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
The Josh Lederman article Obama Shortens Prison Sentences for 61 Drug Offenders talks
about how President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders. Most of
the inmates were
How to Access Your GradeMark Feedback in
First, access the Dropbox tool.
Once in the Dropbox tool, locate the assignment that you would like to review.
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Lesson 03 Key Terms
The following definitions include the Key Terms listed at the end of Chapter 3 Biopsychology in your textbook. Be sure to review the following Key Terms as
you prepare for the Lesson 03 Quiz.
action potential electrical signal that mov
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Ali Life is difficult for everyone, even one of the greatest athletes in the world. Boxing was this mans life until he had to fight the American government for his rights as a Muslim to avoid the d
Ch 5: Sex, Gender,
Sex and Gender
Sex: the biologically influenced characteristics by which people define
males and females
Gender: the socially influenced characteristics by which people define
men and women
Ch 4: Developing
Through the Life
P S YC H 1 1 0 1
C A N D A C E E VA N S
Major Issues in Developmental
Nature and Nurture: to what extent is our development due to
heredity and to what extent the product of the environment
the Two-Track Mind
Characteristics of Consciousness
Consciousness: our awareness of ourselves and our
Linked to selective attention
Selective attention: at any moment our awa
CH 6: SENSATION &
Sensation: process by which our sensory
receptors and nervous system receive and
represent stimulus energies from our
Perception: the process of organizing and
Dr. Nancy Gup
The behavior that Im going to talk about is about my itching desire to touch my newly sprouting
moustache all the time. I would like to modify this behavior by eliminating it. Over the 3 days I
Psychology 1101 Exam 1 Study Guide
Thinking Critically With Psychological Science:
Levels of analysis define
History of Psych:
Wilhelm Wundt- who was he, what did he do
Edward Titchner who was he, what did he do