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Psych Test 1 Review

by: Tori Ervin

Psych Test 1 Review Psychology

Tori Ervin


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These notes cover all materials related to test 1
Into to Psychology
Mary Taylor
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Tori Ervin on Monday February 1, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Psychology at DCH Regional Medical Center taught by Mary Taylor in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views.


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Date Created: 02/01/16
Test 1 Review  Test Retest Reliability  Alternate Forms Reliability  Confirmation Bias – we tend to seek out information to prove our hypothesis  Validity - Criterion Validity- You show the test is valid by showing that test scores predict some criterion (behavior or measure) of interest at a significant level - Content – means the content of the rest of  Correlations (r) - Limitations of r - Positive Correlation - Negative Correlation  Experiments - Independent Variable - Dependent Variable - Hypothesis - Experimental Group - Control Group - Placebo Effect - Double Blind - Single Blind  Cross Sectional Design  Longitudinal Design – Same people are tested over time.  Peripheral Nervous System (out to the side) - All nerves except brain and spinal cord - Divided into somatic and autonomic nervous system - Autonomic is divided into sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system  Central Nervous - Brain and Spinal Cord  Location and Function of: - Pons - Medulla – Govern basic life functions - Reticular Activating System - Cerebellum - Hypothalamus - Thalamus - Amygdala - Hippocampus  Areas: - Brocas Area o (Broca’s Aphasia) – Problem of language production (stroke) - Wernicke’s Area  Specialization of the Brain: o Lateralization o Split Brain o Opposite of Specialization is Plasticity 2 Ways to Examine the Brain  Stimulating the brain/recording activity - Electroencephalogram (general electrical activity of the brain) - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Newer form is Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation  Scanning the Brain - Magnetic Resonance Imaging- Record - Positron Emission Tomography 3


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