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PSC Midterm 1 Study Guide

by: Kayla Dillard

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This study guide incorporates the key points from all of the lectures so far, and it will be useful to help you prepare for the first midterm (4/12/26).
General Psychology
Dr. Simonton
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PSC 1, General Psychology, UC Davis Psychology
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kayla Dillard on Thursday April 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSC 1 at University of California - Davis taught by Dr. Simonton in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 100 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at University of California - Davis.

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Date Created: 04/07/16
PSC Midterm 1 (4/12/16) Study Guide What is psychology? What is a pseudoscientific claim? Give an example. Describe the difference between nature vs nurture. Describe the difference between free will vs determinism debate. What is a theory? What is a hypothesis? Describe these measures used in research: self report, behavioral, physiological, animal measures. What is descriptive research? Give an example of a method. What is correlational research? Give an example of a method. What are the requirements for experimental research designs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics? What is social psychology? Describe group conformity and the difference between informative social influence and normative social influence. Then list some factors that influence group conformity. Describe obedience, and list some factors that decrease obedience. What is the bystander effect? Describe pluralistic ignorance and diffusion of responsibility. What is deindividuation? When is it more likely to occur? What are demand characteristics? What are social schemas? What is the self-reference effect? What is the Social Comparison Theory? What is the halo-effect? What is the difference between central and peripheral traits? What are attributions (dispositional and situational)? Describe the 3 breakdowns of intergroup bias (Hint:ABC). In which category do each of the following fall: prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes? What is in-group bias and out-group homogeneity? Describe the Stereotype Threat. What is personality? Explain the Psychoanalytic approach. Explain the Behavioral and Social Learning approach. Explain the Humanistic approach as well as Carl Rogers andAbraham Maslow’s beliefs. Explain the Biological approach. What was concluded by twin studies? Explain the Trait approach and the Big Five Model.


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