3.1 How do heredity and environment affect development?
- Parents influence their children by providing genes and experiences; childrens
genes and their environments work together to shape development. Signif
States of Consciousness:
5.1 What is consciousness?
- Consciousness refers to our awareness of external stimuli and our own
mental and other internal processes. Consciousness is a core feature of mental life
consisting of sensa
Conditioning and Learning:
6.1 What is learning?
- Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience.
Associative learning is a simple type of learning that affects many aspects of daily life.
Cognition, Language, and Creativity:
8.1 What is the nature of thought?
- Thinking is the manipulation of internal representations of external stimuli or
situations. Thinking can be either automatic experiential processing or m
Sensation and Perception:
4.1 In general, how do sensory systems function?
- In general, sensory systems function by acting as selective data reduction
systems to prevent the brain from being overwhelmed by sensory input. Sensa
Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods:
1.1 What is psychology and what are its goals?
- Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and the mind.
It comes from the ancient Greek roots psyche, meani
Brain and Behavior:
2.1 What are the major divisions of the nervous system?
The major divisions of the nervous system are the: Central nervous system
(CNS): consists of the brain and spinal cord and the Peripheral nervous syste
9.1 How is human intelligence defined and measured?
- The first practical intelligence test was assembled by Alfred Binet. Intelligence
refers to the general capacity (or g-factor) to act purposefully, think ratio
7.1 In general, how does memory work?
- Memory is an active system that encodes, stores, and retrieves information. The
Atkinson-Shiffrin model of memory includes three stages of memory (sensory memory,
short-term or wo
Motivation and Emotion:
10.1 What is motivation and are there different types of motives?
- Motives initiate, sustain, and direct activities. Motivation typically involves the
following sequence: need, drive, goal, and goal at
Reflection Paper - Chapter 11: Your five-year old son wants a doll for Christmas.
What do you do? How does this reflect on gender roles today?
If I have a son who wants a doll for Christmas, I will talk to him first. Explain to him that
he is born a boy,
Reflection Paper - Chapter 4: If you change your perception you can change your
world. What does this statement mean?
It has been said, The only thing constant in this world is change. Normally, you dont
have control of whats going on in the world around
Reflection Paper - Chapter 6: What makes us different than Pavlovs dogs or
Skinners pigeons? Are we all conditioned?
B.F. Skinner, on the other hand, who did believe we had a mind, thought that more
could be learned by looking at actual observable behavio
Reflection Paper - Chapter 3: Which domain do you think is the most important?
As the famous saying goes, No man is an island. It underscores the importance of our
social interactions with others. One may be the most ph
Running head: PREPARING FOR DOWN SYNDROME
Preparing for a Child with Down Syndrome
PREPARING FOR DOWN SYNDROME
Preparing for a Child with Down Syndrome
Down syndrome, which is also called trisomy-21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of
Reflection Paper - Chapter 2: Why the brain for psychology?
As we had learned in our Psychology 101 class this week, the brain is the master organ
in our body. It is the seat of our self-awareness, the locus of our intelligence, our
compassion and creativ
Reflection Paper - Chapter 10: What motivates you toward your goals in life?
As defined in our textbook, Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behevior
14th Edition by Dennis Coon and John Mitterer, motivation refers to the dynamics of
Reflection Paper - Chapter 13: Are you stressed? What can you do to change
Stress, as defined and explained in our textbook, Introduction to Psychology Gateways
to Mind and Behavior 14th Edition by Dennis Coon and John Mitterer, is the mental and
Reflection Paper - Chapter 12: Which personality seems to fit who you are and
As defined and explained in our textbook, Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind
and Behavior 14th Edition by Dennis Coon and John Mitterer, personality is a persons
Reflection Paper - Chapter 1: Why did you take this class?
One of the first concepts mentioned in the Introduction to Psychology 14 th edition
textbook by Dennis Coon and John Mitterer, is Introspection. I can safely say that I
came up with my answer to t
Reflection Paper - Chapter 7: Are you seeing what you think youre seeing? Are
you hearing what you think youre hearing? Or are these false memories?
It may seem that what we are seeing is what we actually are seeing and what we are
hearing is what we actu
Reflection Paper - Chapter 5: According to the book are you sleep deprived?
As we had learned in class, sleep deprivation means being prevented from getting
desired or needed amounts of sleep. Ones natural sleep need is indicated when one
can wake without
Erik Erikson: Life
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contributed to our
personality as it is
developed and shaped
course of the lifespan
Best known for his theories in:
Physical, Perceptual, and Motor Development
The Newborns Reflexes
Assessing the Newborn
The Newborns States Temperament
How do reflexes help newborns interact with the
How do we determine whether a baby is healthy
Rodriguez, Patrizia Nicole
December 2, 2015
PSYC 105: Introduction to Learning and Cognitive Psychology
1.) In learning, how permanent is relatively permanent?
According to the behaviorists, learning can be defined as the relatively perma
Before you Begin to
A. Review the Literature
- Use online databases
- Use reference sections
B. Generating a thesis statement
- Difference between a topic
and a thesis statement
Generating a thesis
Locate and read the
Basic Research Designs
Descriptive Studies: thoroughly describe a single
variable in order to better understand it
Correlational Studies: examine the relationships
between two or more quantitative variables as th
Identify your focal
Brainstorm lists of possible topics
Preresearch Skim through sources
Choose the questions that are feasible
Credibility and Tone
- using more scholarly sources
- using your sources fairly &
- present information from
your sources in a way that
allows your aud
APA Style Guide
Why Should You Acknowledge Your Sources?
Why Use APA Style?
Citation Reference in the Text.
Web Site for APA
Frequently Asked Questions
Online guidelines for commonly ask