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AU - LAS 2010 - Study Guide - Midterm

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AU - LAS 2010 - Study Guide - Midterm

School: Auburn University
Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Jennifer Daniels
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Pyscholgy, research, critical, thinking, humanistic, natural, hindsight, experiment, Culture, and placebo
Name: Psychology Vocabulary Test #1
Description: This is for our first vocabulary test next Friday, September 2nd. Keep in mind before studying for this test that Mrs. Daniels will be providing us with a word bank and definitions to match them with.
Uploaded: 08/23/2016
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background image Vocabulary Test #1  ***Keep in mind before studying for this test that Mrs. Daniels will be providing us with a word bank and  definitions to match them with.  However, while these are the definitions from the book and will help you  specifically for this test, it is wise to make sure you understand the content of the vocabulary terms as well.  These  WILL​ be on the tests and final not for matching, but for the understanding of content.  This  vocabulary test should be an easy A if you know and understand the vocabulary!  I hope these help you  prepare for your test!    
 
The Story of Psychology  Applied Research;   Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems    Basic Research;   Pure science that aims to increase scientific knowledge base     Biological Psychology;   Science study of the human/animal body linked to the development of  psychology in the ancient. 
 
Clinical Psychology;   A branch of psychology that studies, assesses and treats people with  psychological disorders 
 
Counseling Psychology;   A brand of psychology that assists people with problems in living  conditions   
Cognitive Neuroscience;
  The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition     Critical Thinking;   Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions    Functionalism;  Linked to  William James  aimed to identify the evolved functions of human  thoughts and feelings *Darwinism  
 
Humanistic Psychology;   Historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential  of healthy people and the individual's potential for personal growth. 
 
I/O Psychology;  Psychology in the workplace    Nature/Nurture Issues;  Nature  (Born instinct) . Nurture  (What you’re taught from your  environment) 
<Deals with the extent to which hereditary and the environment each influences behavior.> 
  Natural Selection;  The principle that among inherited trait variations, those contributing to  reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations   
Psychodynamic Therapy;
 Behavior that springs from unconscious drives and conflicts  
background image (e.x. Dreams and their meanings >>  Freudian theory   Psychiatry;  A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorder    Psychology;   The science of behavior and mental processes     Science;   The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the  structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment     Structuralism;   First psychological theory, linked to  Titchner , aimed to discover the mind’s  structure 
 
 
 
Thinking Critically  Case Study;  An observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of  revealing universal principles 
 
Control Group;  In an experimental the group that is not exposed to the treatment; contrasts with  the experimental group and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment 
 
Correlation;  A measure of the extent to which two factors vary together and thus of how well  either factor predicts the other 
 
Culture;   The enduring behaviors, ideas attitudes and traditions shared by a group of people and  transmitted from one generation to the next   
Dependent Variable;
  The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to  manipulations of the independent variable 
 
Experiment;   A research method in investigating a manipulation in factors that affect the  participants  
 
Experimental Group;  In an experiments, the group that is exposed to the treatment, that is, to  one version of the independent variables 
 
Hindsight Bias;   The tendency to believe, after learning the outcome. <Also known as the “I knew  it all along” mentality> 
 
Hypothesis;  A testable prediction, often implied by a theory  <e.x. ​There is a positive correlation between the availability of hours for work and the productivity  of employees> 
 

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School: Auburn University
Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Jennifer Daniels
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Pyscholgy, research, critical, thinking, humanistic, natural, hindsight, experiment, Culture, and placebo
Name: Psychology Vocabulary Test #1
Description: This is for our first vocabulary test next Friday, September 2nd. Keep in mind before studying for this test that Mrs. Daniels will be providing us with a word bank and definitions to match them with.
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