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Exam 3 chpt 9-12

by: Aishwarya Juttu

Exam 3 chpt 9-12 PSYC 1300

Aishwarya Juttu

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Basic concepts in chapters 9-12
Intro to Psychology
Prof. J Zhang
Study Guide
Intro to Psychology, 1300
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Aishwarya Juttu on Sunday June 26, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYC 1300 at University of Houston taught by Prof. J Zhang in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 06/26/16
Chapter 9-12 concepts - Pauline was born with a chromosomal disorder. She was diagnosed to have three rather than two number 21 chromosomes. She also suffered from learning disabilities. Her intellectual disability is a result of down syndrome - The visual system is older in evolutionary terms than the verbal system. - The toxicity of tumor-fighting cells refers to a measure of immunity usually used as a dependent variable - By quantifying the number of stressors a person experiences during a given period, psychologists measure stress as a stimulus - Drives are the perceived states of tension that occur when our bodies are deficient in some need. - Feeling weak in the knees is generally associated with the emotion of fear - Cortisol is commonly known as the stress hormone - Whorf-Sapir hypothesis refers to language creates thought as much as thought creates language. - The WAIS and WISC are tests of intelligence that were created by Wechsler. - Impatience, competitiveness, hostility, and time urgency refers to a set of psychological characteristics that are believed to put people at risk for heart disease and named as the Type A Behavior Pattern - In addition to assessing fluid and crystallized intelligence, quantitative reasoning is the newest version of the Stanford-Binet test assess - The intelligence test developed by Lewis Terman is known as the Stanford-Binet test. - Norman uses a language that has no word for "infinity" and hence cannot think of the concept. Linguistic determinism hypothesis is associated with Norman's inability to think of the word and concept - Skinner's explanation of language could not fully explain how humans learn languages because it did not explain how new words were uttered without imitation and reinforcement. - Rachael is a 10-year-old girl. She imagines how her life will pan out in the next ten years when she attends college. Mental representation aptly describes Rachael's thought - Parasympathetic nervous system is activated when we are watching something funny on television that puts us in a good mood - Men tend to withdraw from conflict while women are more vocal is true of gender differences in emotional responses - Dividing mental age by chronological age and multiplying by 100 is William Stern’s use to determine a person's intelligence score - Size of vocabulary is associated with crystallized intelligence rather than with fluid intelligence - While studying the interplay of stress and social connectedness in people's susceptibility to the common cold, the results of Cohen's research are the perception of stress predicted whether or not a person developed a cold.


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