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Introductory Psychology

by: Lane Schuster

Introductory Psychology PSYC 1000

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lane Schuster on Sunday October 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1000 at East Carolina University taught by Michael Baker in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see /class/221334/psyc-1000-east-carolina-university in Psychlogy at East Carolina University.


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Date Created: 10/11/15
Exam 1 7 Study Guide PSYC 1000 Dr Michael Baker Prologue How do psychologists study mental processes What is introspection How did William James think about psychology Who in uenced his ideas Know a bit about the NatureNurture debate Which ideas frame this debate Know about Freud s major contributions to the eld of psychology Know Freud s basic ideas about the causes of psychological disorders Have a rough idea of what the following concepts mean Functionalism Structuralism Empiricism Know what the cognitive revolution was Know the subject matter of the various sub elds of psychology Goals ofbasic research vs applied research What does it mean to say that people are biopsychosocial systems Chapter 1 Know a bit about Hindsight bias and Overcon dence What is the importance of humility to a scienti c attitude Know about different descriptive methods Case study Survey Naturalistic Observation Be able to interpret a correlation coef cient Know about the difference between correlation and causation Know the basic components of an experiment Dependent variable Independent variable Know the meaning of a statistically signi cant difference Know what illusory correlations amp spurious correlations are Understand the following Mean Median Mode Range Standard deviation Chapter 2 Identify the function of Neurons Dendrites Axon Myelin sheath Synapse Neurotransmitters Know what an action potential is K now the functions of the different parts of the Peripheral Nervous System Parasympathetic Sympathetic Somatic Autonomic Know the functions of the different parts of the brain Hypothalamus Cerebellum Corpus callosum Amygdala Thalamus Medulla Hippocampus Reticular formation Motor Cortex Sensory Cortex Know what splitbrain syndrome is Chapter 3 Know the different uses of the conscious and automatic systems Know a bit about circadian rhythms Know about the research on PMS that we discussed in class Know how much sleep people need per night Know what a typical pattern through the sleep stages would look like Know the symptoms of REM sleep Know about manifest vs latent content of dreams Be familiar with research on the role of REM sleep in memory formation Know about some sleep disorders Be familiar with some of the theories about dreams Know what is involved in hypnosis Understand the following terms Physical dependence Psychological dependence Tolerance Withdrawal Be able to describe the relationship between arousal and test performance Know the classification of the drugs that were discussed in class Eg Is drug X a stimulant depressant or hallucinogen Know how the drug extacy MDMA works


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