psych 101 study guide
psych 101 study guide PSYCH 101
Cal State Fullerton
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Date Created: 03/12/16
Psych 101 exam 1 • Reactance: occurs when people try to pressure us into doing things their way • People only encode the important things when putting info into their memory • Representativeness: basing decision on a stereotype • Danger of relying on anecdotes: emotional content interferes with critical thinking • Humanistic perspective: emphasize free will, self actualization and belief that humans are naturally positive • Salient events: unusual, unexpected or intense • Naturalistic observation: do NOT get involved in the situation • Example of positive correlation: more hours spent studying decreases= grades decrease • Strong relationship: .90+ • Independent variable: variable that manipulated • Human brain functions: either extremely emotional OR highly logical, but NOT at same time • Case study: perform an in depth study of one persons behavior • neurons SEND messages at their: terminal buttons • myelin sheath: covers axon of most neurons • neurotransmitters: send only 2 types of messages • “quiet areas” of the brain: integrate info from other areas • re-‐uptake: process that prevents over stimulation of neurons • somatic nervous system: voluntary muscle movement • spinal cord: part of central nervous system • afferent messages: inbound to the brain • hindbrain: area of brain that controls basic functions that keep you alive • cerebellum: looks like cauliflower, part of the brain that sooths out the movements of the left and right brain • hypothalamus: maintain homeostasis • corpus callosum: connects the left and right hemisphere of brain • occipital lobe: eyesight • frontal lobes: speech, planning, motor control • left hemisphere of brain: language, math and thought process • neuroplasticity: brains ability to reassign old functions to new areas • transduction: covert physical stimulation into neural impulses • sense of balance located in: inner ear • absolute threshold: smallest amount of stimulus you can detect • eyes have: more rods than cones • rods: responsible for peripheral vision • females: more sensitive to touch • kinesthetic sense: aware of body’s posture and what it’s doing • gustatory cells: taste • nerve deafness: loud noise that break hairs in cochlea and you cant hear anymore
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