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Psych 105 Week 2 notes

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Psych 105 Week 2 notes Psych 105- Intro to Psycholgy

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Date Created: 01/25/15
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lo Germdnyil didn l hove lo There wos only one redl pdrlicipdnl The viclim ltnew dboul lhe experimenl dnd wos cooched lo onswer wrongly dnd oppose lhe shoclt dl cerldin volldges The only dulhorily figure wos in 0 while lob cool 0 The resedrch ossisldnl in lhe lob cool would lell lhe dcludl pdrlicipdnl lhdl il is essenlidl lo conlinue dnd lhdl lhough lhe shoclt hurl il wos nol dongerousregdrdless of lhe poin from lhe olher person Keep in mind lhdl mdny of lhe pdrlicipdnls lefl ds soon ds lhey sow lhe shoclt mochine dnd sel up Harlow Monkey Experiment Monkey orphan separated from mother at birth The monkey only had a soft cloth mother that got cleaned once a day Studied love because he thought it made an important impact on life Monkey got to choose between wired mother that feds it and a cloth mother that provides comfort and warmth 0 Monkey chose wire at first but then chose cloth and stayed for 18hrs They scared the baby monkey to see what it would choose The baby monkey chose the cloth mother When monkey has been raised alone when scared the baby sti stayed aone instead of going to the cloth Important things to know form chapter 1 Major experiments perspectives and schools people Research concepts and definitions 0 Know your independent and dependent variables theory is different than hypothesis sample vs population different experiments from text book Chapter 2 The Nervous System Biological psychology many types behavioural neuroscience neuropsychologists behaviour genetics neuro psychologist The Neuron The Synapse ml 1 Cell body soma nucleus with chromosomes Dendrites receive info from the other cells Axon transmits info to other neurons muscles and glands Myelin sheath insulator made of oigodendrocytes a gia cell Nodes of Romfer Structure of a Typical Neuron Dendrite Axon terminal 1quot t V 3V xxs g yg Cell body l 1 V Iquot lt lt 39 fN Node of Rang 4K t Schwann cell Myelin sheath Junction between one neuron s axon and another s dendritescell body it 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