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Psych Midterm #1 Study Guide

by: Grace Hansen

Psych Midterm #1 Study Guide 2264

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Grace Hansen
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Foundations of Psychological Science
Aimee Reichmann-Decker

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This Study Guide is for the upcoming midterm...Weeks 1-3.
Foundations of Psychological Science
Aimee Reichmann-Decker
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Grace Hansen on Monday October 5, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to 2264 at University of Denver taught by Aimee Reichmann-Decker in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Foundations of Psychological Science in Psychlogy at University of Denver.


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Date Created: 10/05/15
Week 1 Notes Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior Psychologists study how humans think act and feel The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments Deceit many people are willing to use the fact that humans naturally find meaning in events against us Illusory correlations remember occurrences that fit our hypotheses and forget those that don t people die in threes Friday the 13th Confirmation bias tendency to search for evidence that confirms what we already believe and ignore con icting evidence Hindsight bias tendency to exaggerate one s ability to have foreseen how something would turn out after learning the outcome I knew it all along Overconfidence tendency to think we know more than we do Random occurrences O Gambler s Fallacy 39 Given random data we look for patterns I Feeling an event is due to hit 0 Unusual events are expected to happen a certain percentage of time Examples unlikely series of random events sports fans Given a correlation coefficient be able to determine the relationship between the variables 0 Positive 1 Negative 1 No relation 00 R direction strength A causes B B causes A A and B are caused by C OOOOOO Week 2 Notes Glial cells support cells found in the nervous system they compose the myelin sheath Nodes of Ranvier breakpoints on the myelin sheath between the clumps of myelin Norepinephrine associated with increased arousal Serotonin associated with hunger sleep and arousal Agonists drugs that increase the action of a neurotransmitter Antagonists drugs that block the function of a neurotransmitter Paraympathetic Nervous Systemcalming balance Sympathetic Nervous Systemarousal fighting Tectumorient to environment Tedmentum movement and arousal Week 3Cognition Memory amp Thinking What are the three parts of information processing important for memory 0 Encodingget info 0 Storageretention info 0 Retrieval getting info out How do recall and recognition differ 0 Recall is more difficult 0 Pick them out of a line test would be like recognition What is a problem relying upon eyewitness testimony in court cases What may be a problem with lineups 0 They could have a disorted image or View than another person 0 In line ups we are looking for something specific Partial report ask for something a little less big Whole report need to know the whole thing Longer delay then there is a greater memory loss Iconic Visual Echoic auditory Hepatic touch Serial position effect where the words are placed in an order 0 primacy effect1st words remembered better than middle 0 Recency effect last words remembered Physical processingVisual judgment Acoustic processingrhyme judgment Semantic processingjudgment of meaning Selfreference processingidentity judgment


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