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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Katelyn Dingess on Monday February 22, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 201 at Marshall University taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views.
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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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