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Gen Psych Notes Hubbell

by: Charmaine-Grace Barlao

Gen Psych Notes Hubbell PSYC 1200

Charmaine-Grace Barlao
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Charmaine-Grace Barlao on Tuesday November 10, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to PSYC 1200 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute taught by Hubbell in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 61 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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Date Created: 11/10/15
Nov2 How long does memory last 0 Hermann Ebbinghaus first experiment to determine memory duration 1885 o Schmidt and colleagues 2000 asked adults of various ages to recall street names around their old elementary school in Heerlen Netherlands 0 pg 236 237 O QUESTION American children seem to have better memories for a maya story than maya children do Why Remembering and recollecting o TipoftheTongue Phenomenon o Retrieval cues anything that helps us recollect Forgetting and Interference o retroactive when previously learned info disrupts the ability to remember older info 0 proactive when previously learned info disrupts the ability to remember newer info Reconsvuc on 0 Role of Schemas schema help us code info in meaningful ways Eyewitness testimony Flashbulb Memories I a detailed and vivid memory that is stored on one occasion and retained for a lifetime Usually such memories are associated with important historical or autobiographical events CHAPTER9 Consciousness O the awareness of complex private processes such as perception thinking remembering and feeling not the processes themselves 0 Consciousness as a languagedependent phenomenon the adaptive significance consciousness is the awareness of private complex processes consciousness is not a single condition but of distinguishable states endows us with selfawareness consciousness and the ability to communicate our ability to communicate helped consciousness come about How does communications give rise to consciousness must be able to translate private events into language our words must have an effect on the person receiving thent doesconsdousthoughtcon olbehaWon Ganel and Godale 2003 Libet and colleagues 1983 Haggard and colleagues 1999 2003 0 IMPORTANT when Ganel and Godale asked participants to judge whether wooden blocks of various lengths were wide or narrow participants found it difficult What happened when they were asked to grasp the blocks across the rnMdm They found it relatively easy grasping blocks unaffected by length 0 Selective Attention O Consciousness and the Brain 0 Hypnosis 0 Sleep Nov9 Stages of Sleep Stage 1 O Theta Activity Stage 2 o Theta activity and K complexes Stage 3 and 4 0 Delta activity slow wave sleep REM Sleep 0 Rapid Eye Movement 0 Dream state IMPORTANT QUESTION which stages of sleep are referred to as slow wave sleep 0 Stages 3 and 4 Functions of Sleep Sleep as repair 0 repairs any damage not necessarily serious damage from moving around and exerCIsmg Sleep and Learning 0 aids in the consolidation of longterm memories Dreaming disorders 0 Insomnia difficulty falling or remaining asleep 0 Narcolepsy unable to fight sleep at the wrong times Destroys hypocretin secreting neurons in the hypothalamus during adolescence Cataplexy fall asleep when active not necessarily scared or excited 0 REM Sleep Behavior Disorder failure to exhibit paralysis during REM 0 Slow Wave Sleep Problems Nocturnal enuresis bedwetting Somnambulism sleepwalking Night Terrors Brain Mechanisms of Sleep IMPORTANT which brain region has been implicated in the control of slow wave sleep Answer PreOptic Area


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