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Psyc Exam 1 Study Guide

by: Lauren Fleming

Psyc Exam 1 Study Guide Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor

Lauren Fleming
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Lauren Fleming on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor at Clemson University taught by Dr. Taylor in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 104 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psyc in Psychlogy at Clemson University.

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  Psyc Exam 1 Study Guide    Ch 1  ● History  1. Structuralism  founders?  methodology?  2. functionalism   founders?  ● Know the Different Approaches  ­ biological  ­ learning/behavioral  ­ cognitive  ­ sociocultural  ­ psychodynamic  Ch 2:  ● Descriptive methods  ­ case study  ­ observational study  ­ tests (objective vs projective)  ­ surveys  Terms from Key Concepts:  ● test retest reliabilit give people test, wait and give again to look at correlation  btwn scores  ● alternate forms reliability give people test over same concept but questions are  different  ● confirmation bias­​  tend to seek out info that confirms our hypothesis  ● validity ​  ○ criterion validity show the test is valid by showing that test scores predict  outcome  ○ content validity­ means the content of the test mirrors the content of the  trait in question  ● correlations­​ shows relation between objects   ○ positive vs. negative correlation  ● experiments:  ○ independent variable  ○ dependent variable  ○ hypothesis  ○ experimental group  ○ control group  ○ placebo effect  ■ double blind vs. single blind  ● cross sectional design­ ​at least 2 diff groups of people are tested at the same  time & scores are compared  ● longitudal design­​ same people are tested over time  ■ strengths & weaknesses of both  Ch 4  ● Neuron  ○ dendrite  ○ nucleus  ○ axon  ○ myelin sheath  ○ axon terminals  ○ synapse  ● peripheral nervous system  ○ all nerves except brain & spinal cord  ○ divided into somatic & autonomic  ○ autonomic is divided into sympathetic & parasympathetic   ● central nervous system  ○ brain & spinal cord  ● neurotransmitters ****  ○ 4 in notes  ○ extra neurotransmitters from text: melatonin, oxytocin, adrenal hormones,  sex hormones  ● Know Location & function of:  ○ pons, cerebellum, medulla, reticular activating system, hypothalamus,  thalamus, amygdala, hippocampus  ○ frontal, temporal, occipital, & parietal lobes ­ focus on function  ● Areas:  ■ ­ Brocas area ​ (Broca’s aphasia***)  ■ ­ Wernickes area  ● Specialization of the brain:  ○ lateralization: note the extent of lateralization based on info in text &  module  ○ split brain  ○ opposite of specialization is plasticity  Ways to examine the brain:  ● stimulating the brain activity  ○ electroencephalogram ( general electrical activity of brain)  ○ transcranial magnetic stimulation ( neurons under large magnetic field  stimulated)  ○ newer form­ transcranial direct current stimulation­ small current to cortex  ● scanning the brain:  1. MRI  2. pet scans     


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