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Who do I love? Vickie
Hindsight Bias The tendency to believe, after learning the outcome, that one would have foreseen it (I knew it all along phenomenon).
Case Study An observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles.
Survey A technique for ascertaining the self reported attitudes or behaviors of people, usually by questioning a representative, random sample of them.
Naturalistic Observation Observing and recording behavior in naturally occurring situations without trying to manipulate and control the situation.
Experiment A research method in which an investigator manipulates one or more factors (independent variables) to observe the effect on some behavior or mental process (the dependent variable). By random assignment of participants, the experimental aims to control o
Retinal Disparity A binocular cue for perceiving depth by comparing images from the two eyeballs, the brain computes distance - the greater the disparity (difference) between the two images, the closer the object.
Gestalt An organized whole. Gestalt Psychologists emphasized our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes.
Kinesthesis The system for sensing the position and movement of individual body parts.
Audition The sense or act of hearing.
Accommodation The process by which the eye's lens changes shape to focus near or far objects on the retina.
Gate Control Theory Theory that the spinal chord contains a neurological "gate" that blocks pain signals or allows them to pass onto the brain. The "gate" is opened by the activity of pain signals traveling up small nerve fibers and is closed by activity in larger fibers or
Place Theory In hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochleas membrane is stimulated.
Transduction Conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies, such as sights, sounds, and smells, into neural impulses our brains can interpret.
Absolute Threshold The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50% of the time.
Difference Threshold The minimum difference between two stimuli required for detection 50% of the time. We experience the difference threshold as a just noticeable difference.
Perception The process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events.
Authoritarian Parent "Go to bed because I said so!" The time to be an authoritarian parent is when the child is at its youngest until about 5.
Authoritative Parent "Go to bed because it's healthy to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night." This parent gives explanations as to why they should do something. Parents should do this when their children are between ages 6-12ish.
Permissive Parent The friend. The parent should do this when their child is about 19 and older.
Assimilation Interpreting one's new experience in terms of one's schemes
Accommodation Piaget!! Adapting ones current understanding (schema) to incorporate new information.
Schema in Piaget's Mind The maturing brain builds concepts
Habituation Decreasing Responsiveness with repeated stimulation. As infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus, their interest wanes and they look away sooner.
Gender-wise, what is the XX chromosome and what is the XY chromosome? XX is a girl, XY is a boy
Gender Role A set of expected behaviors for males and for females.
DZ Twins are what? MZ twins are what? DZ twins are fraternal twins. They share 50% of the genes and come from two different zygotes. MZ twins share 100% genes and are identical!
The occipital lobes are the temporal lobes are to.... Occipital - sight and temporal - hear
Rooting Reflex A baby's tendency, when touched on the cheek, to turn toward the touch, open the mouth, and search for the nipple.
True for False? Is the blind spot is located in the area of the retina? Yes.
What are genes made up of? Genes are made up of DNA. DNA is the chemical units of the genetic code.
Gender Schema Theory The theory that children learn from their cultures a concept of what it means to be male and female and that they adjust their behavior accordingly.
Gender Identity One's sense of being male or female.
Social Learning Theory The theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded or punished.
Myelin Sheath A layer of fatty tissue segmentally encasing the fibers of many neurons, enables vastly greater transmission speed of neural impulses as the impulse hops from one node to the next.
Brainstem The oldest and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal chord swells as it enters the skull; the brainstem is responsible for AUTOMATIC SURVIVAL FUNCTIONS.
Hippocampus A neural center located in the limbic that helps process explicit memories for storage.
Corpus Callosum The large bands of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.
Synapse The junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron. The tiny gap at this junction is called the synaptic gap or cleft.
Action Potential A neural impulse; a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon. The action potential is generated by the movement of positively charged atoms in and out of channels in the axons membrane.
Dendrite The bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cells body.
Neuron A nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
Axon The extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands.
Theory An explanation using an integrated set principles that organizes and predicts observations.
Mean Average
Mode The most frequently occurring score in a distribution
Median Middle score in distribution
Sensation Detecting physical energy and encoding it into neural signals.
Perception After sensation is achieved, perception is the process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting to give meaning.
Erikson's Theory Erikson contended that each stage of life has its own psychosocial task, a crisis that needs resolution.
What does the CNS consist of? Brain and Spine
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