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PSY 1010 Exam 1

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PSY 1010 Exam 1 PSY 1010

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General Psychology
Mark Alicke
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kaitlyn Meinzer on Sunday September 4, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 1010 at Ohio University taught by Mark Alicke in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 193 views.


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Date Created: 09/04/16
PSY Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1 • What is psychology? • Empirical method ◦ A way of gaining knowledge by means of direct and indirect observation or experience. • Darwin, natural selection and functionalism • Contemporary Approaches to Psychology Chapter 2 • Variable ◦ Independent/Dependent variables • Hypothesis • Operational definition • Case Study • Descriptive Research • Correlational Research (Be sure you understand the difference between positive and negative correlation and that you can answer a question that asks you about the magnitude of a correlation) • Why correlation is not causation • Read the section in Experimental Research carefully • You can omit p. 40 to the end of the chapter beginning with Quasi-Experimental Designs
 Chapter 3 • Neuron • Afferent and efferent nerves • Dendrites • Myelin sheath • Resting potential • Action potential • All-or-none principle • Synaptic transmission • Read the section on Neurochemical Messengers (neurotransmitters) carefully.  I usually talk about this in class, but I am going to leave this up to you. • Cerebral cortex • Lobes of the cortex • Split brain research


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