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Psychology Exam 3

by: Brianna Stebbins

Psychology Exam 3 Psych 2618: 33

Brianna Stebbins

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Tom Kerr

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Covers chapters 6, 7, and 8
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Date Created: 03/20/16
Exam 3 Study Guide Chapter 6 7 and 8 Chapter 6 0 Learning 0 Process of gaining thru experience new and relatively enduring info or behaviors 0 Conditioning 0 Process of learning associations 0 Stimulus 0 Some aspect of the environment 0 Classical conditioning 0 Learning from events we don t control 0 Receiving emotional and physiological reactions to previously insignificant stimuli 0 CS conditioned stimulus I Ex A tone to make a dog salivate 0 Generalization O Tendency to respond similarly to a stimuli that resembles the conditioned stimulus 0 Operant conditioning 0 Learning that affects probability of engaging in a particular action in the future 0 In uenced by its consequences 0 BF Skinner is best known for operant conditioning 0 Reinforcer 0 Any event that strengthens the behavior it follows 0 Ex A reward 0 Positive reinforcement 0 Increases behavior by presenting desirable stimuli 0 Adding something good in someone s life 0 Ex Get food money 0 Negative reinforcement 0 Increases behaviors by eliminating undesirable stimuli 0 Taking something away 0 Ex Take away pain with pills 0 Extinction O A weakened response 0 Continuous reinforcement 0 Reinforcing a desired response every time 0 Leads to rapid learning 0 If it stops extinction happens quickly 0 Partial reinforcement 0 Reinforcing a desired response part of the time Chapter 7 0 Learning occurs slowly 0 If it stops extinction occurs slowly Memory 0 The persistence of learning over time Recovered memories of abuse 0 Repressed O or Constructed Techniques of incestrecovery therapy 0 Hypnosis 0 Guided imagery 0 Dream analysis 0 Barbiturate drugs truth serum Short term memory is known as working memory We process information unconsciously and consciously Encoding long term memory 0 O O O 0 Sometimes gets altered More we rehearse the more likely we will encode Vivid imagery Personal meaning Physiology of encoding I Strong emotions lead to stronger more reliable memories Spacing effect 0 Tendency for a distributed study to yield better long term retention than massed study Deva Vu O The illusion of the already seen Forgetting O O O Encoding failure Storage decay Retrieval failure I Source amnesia I Interference I Repression Forgetting curve Chapter 8 0 Rapid then slows down Overconfidence O Tendency to overestimate accuracy of our judgements We are more confident than we are correct Intelligence 0 Individual differences in cognitive ability Intelligence quotient 0 mental agechronological age X 100 Emotional intelligence 0 The ability to perceive understand manage and use emotions 0 Includes ability to control impulses Principles of test construction 0 Validity I The extent to Which a test predicts What it is supposed to 0 Reliability I The extent to Which a test yields consistent results Standardization 0 Defining meaningful score With comparison to others


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