Definition of Psychology
o Science of Behavior and mental processes
o Connection of the mind of science and the essence of life (Aristotle
Grandfather of Psychology)
predictable way we can study thoughts, behavior, and ideas
understanding the earliest
Professor Zink: James Watson vs. The Bill of Rights
Why do we have a written constitution?
o Thought to serve a right securing function, making it public
o People are the makers of government, not vice versa
o Shapes our political culture
Exam 3 Study Guide
Cognition and Intelligence
Identify and define barriers to effective problem solving: functional fixedness, mental set,
irrelevant info, assuming unnecessary constraints.
Functional Fixedness perceive functions of objects as unchanging.
Exam 2 Study Guide
Consciousness (Beta waves are best for studying)
What is consciousness? The consciousness is the awareness of internal and external stimuli. The
consciousness includes your awareness of external events, your awareness of your internal s
Racial bias and classism have contributed to the problems that the US criminal justice
system struggles with by promoting disparities between whites and minorities, as well as
between upper and lower class citizens, in addition to fostering a justice syst
o Evolution takes place in humans (Sickle cell anemia)
o Macroevolution is the creation of new species and the extinction
of old ones.
o This concept conflicts with several religious beliefs in
Zinks article serves to elucidate why the inclusion of the Bill of Rights (BOR) into the
Constitution was controversial. He proposes that the process of understanding and interpreting
our individual rights is progressive, and that we have accepted the BOR
In chapter 10 Implosion, Bolger attempts to further explain how the U.S. lost a war that
we did not essentially have to lose. He asserts that the primary reasons for our failures in Iraq
and Afghanistan was our inability to understand and identify who exa