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PSYCH 100 Exam 1 review sheet

by: Allison Honerkamp

PSYCH 100 Exam 1 review sheet PSY 100

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Review sheet for exam 1, no key needed
Intro to psychology
Rachel Farr
Study Guide
Psychology, answers, review
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Allison Honerkamp on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 100 at University of Kentucky taught by Rachel Farr in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 93 views. For similar materials see Intro to psychology in Psychlogy at University of Kentucky.


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Date Created: 01/27/16
PSY 100 Exam 1 – Review Sheet Topics , Lecture notes, and Chapters: Introductory (Lec 1, Chap 1) Research Methods (Lec 2-3, Chap 2) Neuroscience (Lec 4-5, Chap 3) Sensation and Perception (Lec 6, 7, 8, Chap 4) Consciousness (Lec 9a, 9b, Chap 5) Learning (Lec 10-11, Chap 6) General comments: 1. For information on the exam, check out your syllabus (which is also on Canvas). 2. Please arrive early and line up at the back of the auditorium. Everyone will be seated from the rear, and we will start at 1:00pm SHARP. 3. No latecomers will be admitted, regardless of the reason; i.e., after 1:00pm you won’t be permitted to take the exam (includes make-up exams). 4. Check Canvas / email for any last-minute updates or to have questions answered. Send questions to the account. 5. Questions come from lecture and lab material, videos, class demonstrations, and text. 6. If you felt lost at all during the previous classes, please talk with me or the TAs. email us and/or visit office hours. Study with a classmate or two! 7. Bring number 2 pencils and your student ID card to the exam. Know your lab section # and TA name. 8. Still reading? Good! Here are the detailed review points: Introduction (Ch 1) ▯ Definition of psychology ▯ Some historical terms- o Functionalism vs. structuralism o Introspection o Gestalt psychology ▯ Founders of psychology ▯ Areas/subfields of psychology and perspectives in psychology ▯ Settings where psychologists work ▯ Psychology’s major issues and controversies Research Methods (Ch 2) ▯ Scientific method ▯ Types of research designs (example) ▯ Definitions in experimental designs (placebo, manipulation, confounding variable) ▯ Independent and dependent variables ▯ What happens during random assignment? ▯ Operationalization in research methods ▯ Informed consent vs. debriefing ▯ Example of correlation (number and direction) Review Sheet, Farr PSY 100 Exam 1 2 Neuroscience (Ch 3) ▯ Organization of the nervous system ▯ Components of the peripheral nervous system ▯ The neuron – parts and functions ▯ Neurotransmitters ▯ Action potential definition ▯ Lateralization of the brain’s hemispheres ▯ Parts of the cortex and what they do ▯ Neuroplasticity ▯ What are the different brain scanning techniques, and what are they used for? Sensation and perception (Ch 4) ▯ Distinguish between sensation and perception ▯ Parts of the ear involved in balance ▯ Types of monocular depth perception cues ▯ Retinal disparity ▯ Difference between olfactory and gustatory receptors ▯ Parts of the eye ▯ Values of the absolute thresholds ▯ How does perceptual constancy work? ▯ Difference between bottom-up and top-down processing ▯ Sensory adaptation ▯ Priming and subliminal perception ▯ Difference threshold ▯ Gate control theory ▯ Weber’s Law ▯ What do the bipolar and ganglion cells primarily do? ▯ Common visual illusions ▯ Where information from right and left halves of the retinas project in the brain (the cerebral cortex receives the encoded images of the visual fields of both eyes). (see image below) Consciousness (Ch 5) ▯ Selective attention and selective inattention (examples) ▯ Memory and sleep study described in lecture ▯ Circadian rhythm ▯ % of college students who engaged in binge drinking during previous month (know general patterns of substance use in United States, especially among adolescents and young adults) ▯ Different stages of sleep (and EEG patterns) ▯ Dreaming and REM sleep ▯ Types of drugs and their effects, including types of medications ▯ What are people like when in hypnotic state? ▯ Relative prevalence of drug use by type of drug ▯ Meditation and its benefits; what is the effect on the brain? Review Sheet, Farr PSY 100 Exam 1 3 Learning (Ch 6) ▯ Different types of learning theories (classical, operant, cognitive – latent, observational) ▯ Famous researchers and experiments (Pavlov, Watson, Bandura, Thorndike, Skinner) ▯ Example of schedules of reinforcement (see this Psych Today blog for more info: motivation-makeover-little-psychology) ▯ Example of classical conditioning (terms) ▯ Effects of reinforcement vs. punishment ▯ Example of successive approximation (shaping) ▯ Stimulus discrimination and generalization Picture of the right and left visual fields/retinas: Left visual field is processed by right hemisphere; right visual field is processed by left hemisphere (each eye sees part of right and left visual fields) Source:


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