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PY 101 Exam 2 Study Guide (Chapter 7-9)

by: Emily Paige Montgomery

PY 101 Exam 2 Study Guide (Chapter 7-9) PY 101 - Intro to Psychology

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Notes taken word for word when Prof. Kennedy reviewed for the test. Test will cover chapters 7, chapter 8A, chapter 8B, chapter 9A, and chapter 9B
PY 101 - Intro to Psychology
Evan Kennedy
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Exam #2 Information Topic Number of items Memory (Chapter 7) 11 Thinking and Intelligence (Chapter 8) 15 Development (Chapter 9) 16 Total 42  Chapter 7: Memory – 11 Questions ◦ Consolidation   Re­boxing memories after time  Lose memory over time ◦ Memory Stages  Short term  Long term  Working/Sensory memory  Working: what is going on right now. Lasts about 30 seconds or less  Sensory: 30  of a second; very brief ◦ Levels of Processing  How you remember things  What makes it easy/hard to remember things  The more levels you can process something on, the better you will  remember  If you can make something mean something to you, you will remember it  better  Not actual levels  Processing in different parts of the brain ◦ Memory Strategies  Placing words in a memory palace (mentioned in the book)  Imagine words in different places  Pneumonic devices  Chunking ◦ Memory Distortion  Memory biased  Cast yourself in a favorable role in your memory  Remembering how you want to remember  Forgetting ◦ PTSD and Persistence  Persistence: in PTSD, you can’t not forget about a specific memory  A memory keeps coming back  Memories that you would rather forget but you cannot stop dwelling on it ◦ Networks of Association   Spreading activation  How things in our brain are organized  You store memory based on what they mean  The word “star” is stored close to where we store “shiny” ◦ Suggestibility  Implanting something in somebody’s memory  The way the question in phrased affects the way that we answer  Car wreck studies (describe how to cars crashed, describe how the cars  smashed together)  Candy study we did  Prime somebody to think a certain way ◦ Amnesia  Forgetting stuff  The video about the man who could not form new memories  The really sad video about the man  Got excited every time he saw his wife  Chapter 8: Thinking and Intelligence – 15 Questions ◦ Analogical and Symbolic Representations  Analogical: visual (draw someone a picture of a violin and it looks like what we all picture as a violin)  Symbolic: abstract (saying violin and picturing a violin in your head) ◦ Categorization  The berry club comic  We categorize by common themes ◦ Exemplar vs. Prototype Models  Prototype is an actual thing that we think is the most actual bird  The bird activity  You wouldn’t pick an ostrich as a bird because it is not the stereotypical bird  Exemplar: two competing ideas of how we categorize things in our head  Exemplar: average; everything in a category and we find an average­ the  average bird  Birds that you see a lot  Ideas of an object that we see most often ◦ Schemas and Stereotypes  Experiences  Short hand scripts  Going into a McDonald’s and knowing the experience, and not having to  relearn it again when you go to Burger King, you can combine the  experiences  ◦ Heuristics and Affective Forecasting  Similar idea as above  Short cuts  Things we do automatically  Algorithm  Availability heuristic   Judge things on how easy they are to come up with   Really likely we will be bit by a shark because we have heard so many  stories  Affective forecasting: we are often bad at how we will feel in the future  If I win the lottery…  If my dog dies…  How poorly/well we will cope with a good/bad situation  ◦ Problem Solving  How we solve problems  How we figure out the world around us ◦ Universal Grammar  Chomsky  There is something written in you that you learn grammar  The deaf babies who babbled and learned to use their hands  Everyone has this grammar inside us and we are waiting for some  vocabulary ◦ Overgeneralization  When kids are learning a language and apply a rule where it does not belong  Misapplying grammar rules ◦ Intelligence Testing  2 kinds of tests  Test that try to get at your aptitude (how smart are you intrinsically)  IQ (what have you learned)  This test is an achievement test ◦ Emotional Intelligence  Everything having to do with emotions  Being tactful ◦ Expected Utility Theory  Making decisions  Gold coin experiment ◦ Intelligence and Environment  Environmental influences on intelligence  Prenatal  Mother/father’s health before your birth ◦ Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence  Fluid: more about how you deal with the world in general; how you handle  problems  Crystallized: What you have learned; the automatic stuff  Chapter 9: Development – 16 Questions ◦ Prenatal Environment  Toxins that can be bad for a baby  Why you do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant ◦ Sensitive Periods  More able to develop something  Periods of your life when you are more open to learning things  Sensitive to learning language  Also applies to attachment ◦ Development and Environment  Twin studies  Push and pull with the genes and environment you were brought up in ◦ Attachment, Imprinting, and Harlowe  Sensitive period  Why it is good for babies to be held  The sad monkey video ◦ Developmental Periods (Piaget, Kohlberg, and Erikson)  P: cognitive  Kids with tall and short glasses  K: moral reasoning  Three stages  Conventional thinking   E: development over lifespan  Development does not stop  ◦ Identity  Gender identity  How we were raised ◦ Marriage  Marriage is good for you  Reasons why marriage is good  Better health  Live longer ◦ Socioemotional Selectivity Theory  Older people  When you are older, we have different priorities  Wanting to hang out with family  Live is fleeting  You want to spend time with the people who mean the most to you ◦ Cognitive Declines in Aging


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