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General Psychology

by: Dr. Ephraim Wisoky

General Psychology PSY 1300

Dr. Ephraim Wisoky
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dr. Ephraim Wisoky on Thursday October 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 1300 at Texas Tech University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see /class/226423/psy-1300-texas-tech-university in Psychlogy at Texas Tech University.


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Date Created: 10/22/15
PSY 1300 Exam 1 Reviewp 1 PSY 1300 sections 01 and 03 Exam 1 Review Guide PLEASE NOTE This exam review is only intended to aid your studying and is not a comprehensive list of everything that may be on the test Focus your studying on class noteslecture slides and the material from the textbook Chapter 1 Science and quot in Psvcholozv 1 Where do we learn much of what we know about psychology Pop Psychology TV books radio 2 Know the factors that make psychology misunderstood 3 Be able to de ne real psychology 4 What is science and why is it important 5 Know the qualities of good science 6 Know the 6 signs of pseudoscience discussed in class based on Ch 1 and the Lawson reading Ch 1 Key Terms ad hoc immunizing hypothesis p 45 hypothesis p 33 astrology p 35 logical fallacies p 54 bandwagon fallacy p 55 metaphysical claims p 44 belief perseverance p 31 peer review p 47 communalism and disinterestedness p 29 popular psychology industry p 24 con rmation bias p 30 pseudoscience p 44 connectivity p 47 recipe knowledge correlationwausation fallacy p 42 replicability p 41 critical thinking p 37 scienti c skepticism p 34 falsi able p 39 scienti c theory p 33 Prologue Histom of Psychology 1 How long has psychology been around 2 When was psychology founded 3 Describe the types of debates that have shaped and still shape the field of psychology 4 Know and be able to describe the 5 major theoretical frameworks of psychology and their founders 5 Know about the current controversy in modern psychology 6 Describe different types of careers in psychology Prologue Key Terms applied research p 14 basic research p 14 behaviorism p 11 black box p 11 critical multiplism p 13 introspection p 8 paranormal p 8 psychoanalysis p 12 scientistipractitioner gap p 9 PSY 1300 Exam 1 Reviewp 2 Chapter 2 Research Methods 8 9 Know the reasons why it is necessary to have a good research design What are ways that we can be easily fooled Know what the scientific method allows us to do Be able to describe the different types of research method designs and the conclusions that we can draw from each Be able to interpret a correlation Describe the aspects that make a study an experimental design Know the pitfalls of experiments and the possible disadvantages of using other research method designs Know the difference between reliability and validity Know about the ethical issues related to research and the modern safeguards that protect research subjects 10 Be able to differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics Ch 2 Key Terms availability p 68 base rate p 68 blind p 8 1 case study p 72 central tendency p 94 cognitive biases p 69 confound p 79 control group p 78 correlational design p 73 demand characteristics p 84 dependent variable p 79 descriptive statistic p 94 dispersion p 94 doubleblind p 82 existence proofs p 72 experiment p 78 experimental groups p 78 experimenter expectancy effect p 82 external validity p 71 Hawthorne effect p 84 heuristics p 67 hindsight bias p 69 illusory correlation p 75 independent variable p 78 inferential statistics p 94 informed consent p 92 internal validity p 72 mean p 94 median p 94 metaanalysis p 80 mode p 94 naturalistic observation p 71 nocebo effect p 82 overcon dence p 70 placebo effect p 81 prefrontal lobotomy p 66 random assignment p 78 random selection p 85 range p 94 reliability p 86 representativeness p 67 response sets p 88 scatterplot p 74 standard deviations p 94 statistics p 94 validity p 86 Ch 3 Biological Psychology 1 2 3 Be able to describe the different divisions of the nervous system Know the difference between the types of functions of the sympathetic versus the parasympathetic nervous systems Know the location and functions of the major areasparts of the brain PSY 1300 Exam 1 Reviewp 3 5 Know the different parts of a neuron 5 Describe the basic process of an action potential when does it occur 21 Know the 3 major glands of the endocrine system 1 Be familiar with the functions of major neurotransmitters 8 9 10 Be familiar with different methods for mapping the brain 11 Know about the different methods for studying heritability 12 Know about the different environmental influences on behavior Know how agonists and antagonists function Know what lateralized functions each hemisphere of the brain generally specializes in


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