New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Psychology 110- Chapter 1

Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
by: Jasmine Burns

Psychology 110- Chapter 1 Chemistry 120 (Chemistry, Heather Bass, General Chemistry)

Jasmine Burns
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for General Chemistry 1

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive General Chemistry 1 notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

These notes cover chapter one of the book and extra lecture input!
General Chemistry 1
Heather Bass
Class Notes
psych 110




Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
Star Star Star Star Star
"Loved these! I'm a horrible notetaker so I'll be your #1 fan in this class"

Popular in General Chemistry 1

Popular in Chemistry

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jasmine Burns on Friday January 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Chemistry 120 (Chemistry, Heather Bass, General Chemistry) at UTK taught by Heather Bass in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 91 views. For similar materials see General Chemistry 1 in Chemistry at UTK.


Reviews for Psychology 110- Chapter 1

Star Star Star Star Star

Loved these! I'm a horrible notetaker so I'll be your #1 fan in this class



Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/22/16
PSYCHOLOGY 110 Notes (Spring 2016) Alex Ka Chapter 1- Psychology and Scientific thinking 1. Defining Psychology a. Scientific study of the mind, brain and behavior b. Psychology involves a. Multiple levels of analysis 1. Ex) the flu (multiple symptoms) b. Multiple determinants for observable phenomena 1. Look at many different factors to determine a certain phenomenon c. Account for individual variation d. Multiple methods for studying the phenomenon 1. People behave different in different situations 2. Cultures are different c. So what do psychologist actually study? a. They study multiple different things 1. Ex) 2. Scientific Theory a. An explanation for a large number of findings in the natural world a. Based on observations b. Gravity, tectonic plates, genetics b. Allow us to make predictions about that which we have not yet observed a. How quickly an item will fall to the ground, locations of future earthquakes, likelihood of inheriting a genetic disorder 3. Hypothesis a. A prediction made based on a scientific theory 4. The issue a. Confirmation bias a. The tendency to seek out evidence that supports our hypothesis and deny, dismiss or distort evidence that contradicts them b. Meta-physical a. Cannot be tested with the scientific method 5. Pseudoscience a. A set of claims that “seem” scientific but are not b. Rampant in “pop psychology” a. Not an actual science behind it, but someone’s opinion already c. Apophenia a. Tendency to perceive meaningful connections among unrelated phenomena d. Pareidolia a. Tendency to perceive meaningful images 6. Thinking Scientifically a. Foundations of scientific evaluation a. Ruling out rival hypotheses b. Differentiating correlation from causation c. Falsifiability—able to be proven wrong d. Replicability—able to be repeated e. Parsimony (Occam's Razor) b. An example a. The theory… 1. The human sneeze reflex arises from localized pressure on the ventral abdominal wall during increased dorsal nasal pressure. b. The hypotheses… 1. Pressing your finger into your naval while pressing your tongue onto the roof of your mouth will cause you to sneeze 7. History of Psychology a. Descartes a. "pre-psychology" b. Until later, psychology was indistinguishable from philosophy b. Wilhelm Wundt a. First psychological laboratory c. William James a. Interested in how psychological processes were adaptive b. Influenced by Charles Darwin d. John Watson a. Behaviorism b. Based entirely on learning, rejected mental activity c. Arose in America e. Cognitivism a. Arose as response to behaviorism b. Conceptualized mental activity as a form of behavior c. Arose in America f. Sigmund Freud a. Psychoanalysis b. Arose in Europe 8. Heuristics a. Mental shortcuts that help us think efficiently and streamline our experiences a. "I before E, except after C" b. Representativeness heuristics a. Judging by superficial similarity to a prototype c. Availability heuristic a. Estimating likelihood of something based on the ease with which it comes to mind b. e.g. number of people who die by shark attacks each year versus number of transgendered veteran people of color in U.S. prisons 9. Validity a. The findings are accurately representing what is happening b. Random selection a. Procedure that ensures every person in a population has an equal chance of being chosen to participate c. External validity a. Extent to which we can generalize findings to real-world settings b. Can arise from random selection d. internal validity a. Extent to which we can draw cause-and-effect inferences e. Naturalistic observation


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.