The patterns of your life story, and the life stories of countless other people, are the focus of developmental
psychologythe study of how people change physically, cognitively, and socially throughout the lifespan.
a. He was the first psychologist to systematically investigate animal learning
and how voluntary behaviors are influenced by their consequences.
b. Law of Effect
i. Foundation of operant conditioning
ii. Responses fol
What is Learning?
a. Learning is a process that produces a relatively enduring change in
behavior or knowledge as a result of past experience.
i. The word learning occurs in every setting, not just in classrooms.
a. A psychologist most strongly identified with observational learning.
b. Observational learning is learning takes place through observing actions
c. Bobo Doll Experiment
i. A four-year-old was show a f
Chapter 6 Memory
What is Memory?
a. Memory refers to the mental processes that enable us to acquire, retain,
and retrieve information.
b. Memory involves three fundamental processes:
1. Refers to the process of transforming information
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a. Central nervous system
1. Pg. 54: traumatic brain injury
ii. Spinal cord
1. Spinal reflexes
2. Simple autonomic behaviors
b. Peripheral nervous system
1. Lying on the outer edges
2. Comprises of all th
Chapter 4 Consciousness and Its Variations
a. Consciousness is your immediate awareness of your internal states and the
external world around you.
i. Your thought, sensations, and memories
b. William James
i. Describe consciousness as
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Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders
Understanding Psychological Disorders
a. What is a Psychological Disorder?
i. A pattern of behavioral and psychological systems that cause significant
personal distress, impairs the ability to funct
January 17, 2017
Psychology: scientific study of behavioral and mental illness
c. Test/Explain Results
d. Control an Influence
Psychologist through Time
i. Wrote about dreams and memories
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Specialty Areas in Psychology
i. Branch of medicine
ii. Psychiatrist go to medical school
b. Biological Psychology
i. Relationship between psychological processes and the bodys physical
c. Clinical Psychology
January 31, 2017
a. Demonstrate cause and effect relationship between changes in one variable and
the effect that is produced on another variable.
b. Independent Variable
i. the purposely manipulated factor thought to produce chan
Introduction: Neuroscience and Behavior
Sample questions studied by neurosciences
How do you _ the difference between red and blue, sweet and sour, loud and soft?
What happens in the _ when you sleep, dream, or meditate?
What _ is a
tentative _ that tries to integrate and account for
the _ of various findings and observations
often reflect the self-correcting nature of the scientific
Conclusions of psychology rest on _
Psychology: the scientific study of behavior and
What is the scope of contemporary psychology?
What roles did Wundt and James play in
What were the early schools of thought
_: The process of detecting a physical
stimulus, such as light, sound, heat, or pressure.
_: The process of integrating,
organizing, and interpreting sensations.
Basic Principles of _
All senses involve some common
CHAPTER 9 INTELLIGENCE AND IQ TESTING
a. What is intelligence?
Definition from a previous textbook: overall capacities to think rationally, act purposefully, and
deal effectively with the environment
Definition ohf Edwin Boring (1923): w
a. What is it
Characteristic ways of behaving by a person
-Consistency: behaviors that are stable across situations
Distinctiveness: every individual is a unique blend of different factors
-Sometimes called the study of individual differe
a. What is psychotherapy
-In general, it involves an interpersonal relationship that is designed to help a person or people with psychosocial
-Freuds psychoanalysis started modern psychotherapy (there are many different appro
CHAPTER 12 STRESS, COPING, AND HEALTH
1. Stress and health
a. Stress as a simulus
1. Major life stressors
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale
2. Everyday life stressors
The Daily Hassles and Uplifts Scale
b. Stress as a response on transaction- Cogniti
CHAPTER 11 EMOTIONS AND MOTIVATION
1. Emotions and related topics
a. Emotionsmental state or feeling associated with our evaluation of our experiences
-Three concepts of emotions:
1. Cognitive component (think first, feel later)
Interpretations and meani
THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
The Effects of Stress
Tristen R. Morvant
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
Does stress and stressful situations play a role in the overall health of the person experiencing it?
As the day-to-day
Our attributions may be incorrect because theyre only guesses
f. The fundamental attribution error
We tend to explain others behavior in terms of internal attributions
-If someone cuts us off in tr
1. Abnormal Psychology
a. The Medical Model
-Perceive mental illness primarily as a physical disorder requiring medical treatment
-Looks at abnormal behavior as a disease
Diagnosis: identification of an illness based on the examination of the
Psych 210 Exam 1
Instructors preferred definition of psychology and what is the definition of behavior used for this definition?
- The scientific study of behavior; behavior is anything and everything an organism does (not just overt acts).
What is requir
Tristen Morvant 1
Proposal for a Literature Review
January 25, 2016
Objective of the Proposed Review
I propose to explore the effects stress can have on the physical body as well as the human
brain. I want to focus on the damage stress can
-Issue: yes or no question with law related
-Holding: one sentence answer
-Reasoning: bulk of information, explanation
-Rule: the law; rule of law; quote it
-Application: apply rule to facts
-abstract rule -> concrete facts
Psyc310 Test 2
Chapter 4: Employee Recruitment
-Effective Recruitment Methods Should
-Get the attention of the public
-Screen unqualified applicants
-Motivate qualified people to apply
-Be cost effective
Psyc. 310 Quiz #1 Study Guide
1. I/O Psychology is a branch of psychology that _ in the workplace. -Is
2. Psychologists in the area of _ concentrate on workplace design, manmachine interaction, and physical fatigue. -Human Factors/Ergonomics
PSYC 310 test 1
Chapter 1: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology
-What is I/O psychology?
-A branch of psychology that applies the principles of psychology to the workplace
-I/O psychologists strive to accomplish the following:
1. _ is the process of attracting people with the right qualifications to apply for the job.
2. Which recruitment method is based on the same principles used to market products to
consumers where help wanted ads are posted at the organization