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Psychology 201 Study Guide

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Psychology 201 Study Guide Psy 201

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This is the study guide for the first exam in Psychology 201.
Intro to Psychology
Dr. Amiee Adam
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Ayamba Eka on Monday February 1, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Psy 201 at University of Southern Indiana taught by Dr. Amiee Adam in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 114 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Southern Indiana.


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Study Guide Exam 1 PSY 201 ** Use your book and notes.  In addition to these questions, you should know the main people and   vocabulary words   from the lectures and the readings.** Chapter 1 1. What kinds of psychologists are there? What do they do? 2. Know the main schools of thought in psychology and the persons most associated with that  school of thought (if any). 3. What is pseudoscience and why do people like pseudoscience and pseudopsychology? 4.  What are the warning signs of pseudoscience)? 5.  Why do we need to be able to think critically?  What harm can come from pseudoscience? 6.  What does science "look like?" How is it different from pseudoscientific techniques? 7. See pages 34­37 in your book.  Know the “great debates” in psychology. Chapter 2 8.  Know the four basic research methods discussed in class including advantages and disadvantages of  each method. 9. A researcher conducts an experiment in which she gives people either fruit juice or an energy  drink, and measures how energetic they are afterwards.  a.  What is the INDEPENDENT variable?   b.  What is the DEPENDENT variable? 10. List and describe ways that we think that aren’t always accurate (biases, heuristics, or fallacies). 11. What are correlations? Be able to identify a positive or negative correlation, and a strong or  weak correlation. 12.  What are ethics?  Why do we need ethical standards in psychological research?  What has happened in the past that made us aware of the need for ethical standards? 13.  How do we try to maintain ethical standards in psychological research? Chapter 3 14.  What are the two basic cells found in the brain and CNS? Describe what they do 15.  Be able to identify the main parts of the neuron as discussed in class, and what each part does.  16. What are the main neurotransmitters we talked about in class and what aspect of human cognition, emotion or behavior does each one influence? 17.  See page 102­103. What are the two divisions of the peripheral nervous system? What does each  division do?  What are the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system? What does each division do? 18. See pages 104 – 106 about the endocrine system.  What does the endocrine system regulate?  How  does this affect our behavior? 19. Know where the main lobes of the brain are, and what each lobe is in charge of.  Also know the  location and function of the cerebellum. 20. What is meant by lateralization and localization of function? 21. What happens with Wernicke’s and Broca’s aphasia? 22. What is a corpus callosectomy? Why might someone do this?  23. Know the different parts of the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain, and what they do. 24. Know the main structural and functional brain imaging techniques discussed in class. Chapter 4 25. What is the difference between sensation and perception? 26. What is cross­modal processing?  List and describe the four types, as discussed in class, of cross­ modal processing. 27.   Can we perceive anything subliminally? Can we be persuaded to do things we normally wouldn’t  do, subliminally? 28. What are Zener card studies and Ganzfield studies supposed to do?  Based on these types of studies,  is there scientific evidence for ESP? 29.  Know the main parts of the eyeball and what they do to help us see 30.  What are Gestalt principles?  Know the main Gestalt principles. 31.  What is depth perception? 32.  What are monocular cues for depth perception? Know the monocular cues discussed in class.  How  do they help us see depth? 33.  What are binocular cues for depth perception? Know the binocular cues discussed in class. 34.  Know what happens with color blindness, cortical blindness, akinotopsia, visual agnosia, and  blindsight. 35.  Know the main parts of the outer, middle and inner ear and what functions they serve. 36.  How do we localize sound using binaural and monaural cues? 37.  What are the major causes of deafness? 38.  What is olfaction?  Gustation?  When/why might we lose these senses?   39.  What are supertasters?  Who tends to be a supertaster? 30.  What are the three body senses? What is each in charge of? 41.  What can affect our sense of vestibulation, and our sense of proprioception?


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