Key Terms and Concepts from Chapter 1 Discretion in the CJ System- everybody does it Individual Rights v. Societal Rights- The classic struggle law makers deal with is how to keep the public order while still insuring freedom for the individual; People gi
Descriptive Research Methods
o First patient from whom we learned something about the relation between personality
and the function of the front parts of the brain
o He had a tamping iron go through his head
o Front left brain was destroyed but he was ba
Reading Questions Chapter 5
1. What do psychologists mean when they refer to Sensation?
The fundamental, elementary components of experience, such as a pattern of
light and dark, a bitter taste, a change in temperature
2. What do psychologists mean when t
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Ch. 1 Reading questions Nairne 5th edition.
Complete these as you read the book, by hand rather than computer, to create a study guide.
1. Do psychologists usually study abnormal behavior, and people suffering from disorders, or
o Central Nervous System
Go to modules on the thing a majninger
The Nervous system
Nervous System Organization
o Central Nervous System
Brain and spinal cord
o Peripheral nervous system is composed of two parts:
Somatic Nervous system
Reading Questions Chapter 3
What is a neuron? The main part of the nervous system, theyre individual cells that
communicate through electro chemicals, part electric part chemical.
1. What are the differences between Sensory Neurons, Interneurons, and Moto
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Perception is organizing sensoy
o Translating messages Stimuli from the environment
o Producing Staple Interpretations of the translated messages
StimulesSensation (the basic physical part) - perception (the higher order psychologica
Reading Questions Chapter 2:
What are the hallmarks of a science, and what is the scientific method?
Observe: Choose the behavior of the interest and begin recording its characteristics as
well as the conditions under which the behavior occurs
Notiception is highly adaptive
o Mechanical senses pressure, hear
o Pain receptors do not adapt but may increase excitation
o Novocain closes sodium channels, sensory neurons cant fire, numbness
o Gate-control theory
Impuleses from pain receptors can be
Sensation and Perception Assignment
(Clearly printed for credit)
Due at the beginning of class on Friday, September 30. No late work accepted (See syllabus for
turning in work early, if you wont be in class,
PSYCHOLOGY 101 EXAM #1
Rene Descartes: Interactive Dualismthe idea that mind and body were
separate entities that interact to produce sensations, emotions and other
Nature-nurture issue: what is more important? The inbor
Any information stored longer than 20-second duration of short-term
Unlimited amount of information can be stored in long-term memory.
LTM has different memory systems
Long-term memories can last a lifetime
Amount of i
PSYCH 101 NOTES EXAM 4
Punishment: process in which a behavior is followed by an aversive consequence that
decreases the likelihood of behaviors being repeated.
o Trying to stop a behavior
o Many people confuse punishment and negative reinforcement
PSYCHOLOGY 101 EXAM #5
Components of the Atkinson-Shiffrin Multi-Stage Model of Memory:
helps explain basic workings of memory. This stage model is based on the
idea that information is transferred from one memory stage to another.
PSYCHOLOGY 101 FINAL EXAM
Correlation + and - :
o Positive Correlation: a finding that two variables vary in the same
o Negative Correlation: when the two variables move in opposite
Correlation vs. Causation: correlation d
PSYCHOLOGY 101 EXAM #2
Sensation: the process of detecting a physical stimulus, such as light, sound,
heat, or pressure.
Perception: the process of integrating, organizing and interpreting
Brain processes in Perception: how the br
PSYCHOLOGY 101 EXAM #3
Consciousness: your immediate awareness of thoughts, sensations,
memories, and the world around you.
Two Track Mind- made up of serial conscious processing and unconscious
o Serial conscious processin
PSYCHOLOGY 101 EXAM #4
Conditioning Vs. Learning:
o Learning: much more broad. It is a process that produces a relatively
enduring change in behavior or knowledge as a result of an individuals
experience. (in example Erv learned to feel anxious
What is Psychology?
Psychology as a Natural Science and a Social Science
Psychology is the study of mental processes, behavior, and the relationship between
Mental processes include skills like learning, reasoning, emotion, and motivation.