The capacity to reason, remember, understand, solve problems, and make
Intelligence Possession of knowledge, efficiently using knowledge in the real world, and using
Stanford-BinetA test designed to give
Major Subfields to Psychology
Biological, Developmental, Cognitive, Personality, Health,
Educational, Social, Industrial/Organization, and Quantitative.
John Watson Behaviorism: To study only observable behavior and explain behavior via
Sense A system that translates information from outside the nervous system into neural activity.
Messages from the senses that make up the raw information that affects many
kinds of behaviors and mental processes.
Accessory structures Structure
The process through which people take raw sensations from the environment and
interpret them, using knowledge, experience, and understanding of the world, so that the
sensations become meaningful experiences.
Perceptual Failures Cases in which
The modification through experience of pre-existing behavior and understanding.
(Behavior that's being modified)
Habituation The process of adapting to stimuli that do not change. This means those stimuli
can be tuned out.
Goals of classical cond
The process of placing information into a memory
ex. jingles or songs
Represent it in memory with a sequence of sounds (used most)
Represent memory as an image (used least)
Levels of Conciousness
How aware of this mental activity are you?
Aware of activity in this moment. Ex moving your arm
Non-Concious Not aware of activity in this moment. Ex your internal organs
Pre-Concious Activity that could be brought into con
1)Taking in different information
2)Mentally represent that information
3)Use that information
Thought and Language
Circle of Thought
1) Describe: what is the problem?
2)Elaborate: what could be the causes to this problem?
Learning- experience modifies pre-existing behavior and understanding
Non-associative learningHabituation- our response to unchanging stimuli decreases over time
Especially important for
Correlational Study Survey
a. The longer a high school student is on Twitter, the later they go to sleep. Which
then leads to the conclusion, they get less sleep.
B. SAMPLE (BIASED?):
a. The sample we used were a number of high school senio