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Study Guide PSY 201

Katelyn Dingess

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Date Created: 02/22/16
Study Guide for PSY 201 – Exam 1 2015­16 BRING A # 2 PENCIL Here are the most important concepts to know for the test.  The study guide is  organized by chapters, but some concepts are important in more than one chapter.   Knowing the definition of a term often will not be sufficient to answer the question.   Questions may test applications or functions of the concept.  Concepts listed once  could be tested more than once.   Chapter 1:  Characteristics of Science & Pseudoscience – key concepts such as: critical thinking    replication, falsifiability, type of evidence, skepticism What is science and what is psychology? Science vs common sense  Hypothesis vs theory Chapter 2: Research Methods is Psychology: e.g., Naturalistic observation, case history,       surveys, tests, correlation & the experimental method  Independent variables & dependent variables Placebo effect – blind and double blind Measures of central tendency & variability Evaluating Information – Skepticism Chapter 3: Parts of the neuron & its process: soma, axon, dendrite, axon terminal, synapse,        receptor sites, myelin, transmitters, all­or­none, action potential  Sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous system Central & peripheral nervous system Autonomic & somatic nervous system Left & right brained people  Chapter 4: Sensation & perception  Thresholds: absolute & difference (just noticeable difference) What are our senses? Parts of the eye & functions: e.g., fovea, optic nerve, retina, rods, cones How hearing works – key components  Gestalt principles: e.g., closure, figure­ground, similarity, proximity Monocular & binocular depth cues Bottom­up & top­down processing


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