Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
Why is human brain different from most mammals?
What is one of the enduring mysteries in study of brain? localization of
What is localization of brain? disc
Chapter 13: Stress, Coping & Health
What is biopsychosocial model? physical illness is caused by complex
interaction of biological, psychological & sociocultural factors
What is health psych.? concerned with
o 1- how psychosocial factors connect to the p
Chapter 12: Personality: Theory, Research & Assessment
Why people study personality? - To predict a persons behavior
Nature of Personality
Defining Personality: Consistency & Distinctiveness
What does concept of personality explain?
o 1- stability in a
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology
From Speculation Science: How Psychology developed
Physiology, Psychology & Philosophy:
From what 2 Greek words does the word psychology come
o Psyche: human soul, mind
o Logos: study of a subject
Chapter 11: Human Development
Development: is sequence of age-related changes that occurs as individual
progresses from conception/birth to death
life span can be divided in 4 periods:
o 1- prenatal period
o 2- adolescence
o 3- childhood
o 4- adulthood
Chapter 5: Variations in Consciousness textbook notes
The Nature of Consciousness
Consciousness is awareness of internal & external stimuli
Variations in Awareness & Control
Mind wandering refers to peoples experience not task related thoughts at
Chapter 4: Sensation & Perception textbook notes
While on Earth, gravity provides important cues for peoples judgment
concerning spatial orientation of their bodies
o In space, astronauts cant depend on gravity as cue- they lose
sense of what is up and wh
Chapter 2: The Research Enterprise in Psych
What is quantitative research? empirical observations based on
What is qualitative research? empirical observations of work & reporting
them as narratives
The Scientific Approach to B
Cognition: mental/thinking processes that are involved in acquiring
Language: Turning Thoughts into Words:
What is a Language?
Language consists of symbols that convey meaning and the rules for
combining the symbols which can be used
Chapter 7: Human Memory
Memory helps define who we are & its intimately tied to our ability to
function effectively & efficiently in immediate moment
2 kinds of memory- memory for general info & memory for personal
o they were called se
Chapter 6: Learning textbook notes
Learning: - is any relatively durable change in behavior/knowledge due to
Wade Boggs (baseball player) , before he use to chicken
every day of the year. Before games, he started to adopt
Ch 10: Motivation & Emotion:
Motivation Theories & Concepts:
Motives are needs, wants, interests, desires that
stimulates/propel/influence people towards a certain direction
Motivation is a goal-directed behavior or working towards a goal
o E.g. studyin
Key Concepts in Psychological Testing:
Psychological Test is standardized measure of a sample of persons behavior
Principal Types of Tests:
There are 2 categories of tests:
o 1- Mental Ability tests:
most common type of test
this type of tes
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Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology
Introspection the careful systemic self-observation of ones own conscious experience
Psy 274 lecture 6
1) Is thought essentially the same as language: does thought require language, if not, does
it get influenced by language?
Weaker version of the question, does knowing a language constrain in how we think?
1a) does language equal thought
Multi-modality of communication
Channels of communication: VA channel or MV channel
Standing features of interaction:
Appearance, clothes, bodily adornment: called standing features since your clothes cant
dynamically change during interaction
Psy274 lecture 9
Music and Human Communication:
How does music relate to concepts of communication and language?
Is music a form of communication
Does it fit the standard definition of communication?
Not necessarily there for the recipient. When I sing
Psy 274- lecture 8
Using language in a way in advertisement that presupposes that youd enjoy their product.
Implicature in advertising language:
Weasel words: qualifying a claim, creating a weaker statement.
Ex. Buy one get one free: not really free.
Bilingualism and psychology
Study conducted by Marian et al.
On Russian and English speakers
2 parts, the first part conducted entirely in English. Eye mvmts monitored as instructions given,
initial sounds overlap with Russian. Ex. Markers same sound as t
Lesser emphasis on perspectives of sexuality. Broad perspective and understanding of sexuality.
Global concepts from the textbook. Perspectives of sexuality, broad answers.
Short answer (4-6) and multiple choice (35MC), fill in
March 23rd or march 31st and talk about the research in class.
The differences between the sexes that exist
Explore aspects about the behavioural phenomenon of male and female, the perception of
identity and gender. That these diff
1) Egg undergoes Meiosis: the division cycle of an egg, division occurring and the duplication of cell
to form two new cells.
2) For gametes what ends up happening is another face of meiosis, two almost similar cells called
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