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PSY 217 Chapter 1 Study Guide

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This study guide covers Chapter 1 - Learning to Change.
Learning and Behavior Change
Dr. Carole Van Camp
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Psychology, Learning and Behavior Change
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by reh5282 on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 217 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Dr. Carole Van Camp in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 39 views. For similar materials see Learning and Behavior Change in Psychlogy at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 01/14/16
PSY217 Study Guide : Chapter 1: Learning to Change  Know who said “change is the only constant” and what it means.  Know how organisms cope with change  Know the processes that constitute evolution  Be able to explain natural selection.  Know Richard Dawkin’s analogy of the pebbly beach, as a metaphor for natural selection  Know the examples of natural selection from in and out of the laboratory involving fruit flies, peppered moths, the rock pocket mice, finches on the Galapagos Islands, and human skin color and lactos tolerance  Be able to define mutations and know their effect on adaptation  Know variation, genotype, phenotype  Be able to define a reflex, fixed/modal action pattern, and general behavior traits. Know examples of each.  Know the similarities and differences between reflexes, fixed action patterns, and general behavioral traits  Be able to explain sensitization and habituation and be able describe examples of each  Describe the main implication of Aplysia’s work with the marine mollusk  Know what a releaser is and know examples of releasers  Know the limits of natural selection.  Describe three abrupt changes in the environment (caused by human behavior) that may lead to extinction of another species.  Be able to define learning and explain how it is evolved modifiability.  Be able to define behavior, experience, and stimuli  Describe two limitations of defining learning as only physiological or anatomical changes  Be able to explain how hereditary and experience contribute to learning.  Be able to describe how the environment and genes interact, and what is meant by “nature via nurture”  Be able to describe studies with kittens and infant monkeys that address the “nature/nurture” debate  Be able to describe the interaction of nature and nurture in human sexual behavior, abnormal behavior (anxiety, bizarre thinking, etc), and the ability to learn (see Hart and Risley’s research)


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