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AP Psychology: Introduction and History of Psychology

Psychology The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Empirial Approach A study conducted via careful observations and scientifically based research. The standard for all psychological research. Pseudopsychology Erronous assertions or practices set forth as being scientific psychology. Phony, unscientific psychology masquering as the real thing. Confirmation Bias The tendency to attend to evidence that […]

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Psy 181 Chapter 9

With respect to sex, patterns of sympathetic nervous system activation are: Invariant across gender. With respect to LeDoux’s emotional processing pathways, fast is to slow as _____ is to _____. Amygdala; cortex A garden snake slithers past Shayla’s feet as she walks to her driveway. Shayla startles, momentarily frightened. A spike of activity is probably […]

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Humanities 1301 Intro to Chapter 4 Critical Analysis

the first indication of the self conscious, symbol making human occurred during the Neanderthal culture The earliest humans attempted to gain control over objects through the use of sympathetic magic According to recent findings, the first people who lived a settled village life based on agriculture were the settlers in what is now modern day […]

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Psychology chapter two

What is Personality A distinctive pattern of behavior ,mannerism, thought, motives, and emotions that characterizes an individual over time and across different situations. A____________ is a habitual way of behaving, thinking and feeling trait The first theory of psychodynamic theory was developed by Sigmund Freud Which compent of personality is present at birth and is […]

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The Science of Psychology

Watson and Skinner are associated with which school of Psychology? Behaviorism What makes Psychology a science is: The method that is uses At the end of an experiment, subjects must undergo ______, which means the subjects must be told the purposes of the research after it is concluded and any deceptive procedures should be explained. […]

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Humanities Chapter 1 Quiz

In their worship of the sun god Aten, the early Egyptians emphasized their belief in resurrection. The Egyptians worshiped Osiris, god of the Nile, who was also associated with _________ the underworld. Which of the following is NOT true about the pyramids? They were the tombs of pharaohs throughout Egyptian history. Which of the following […]

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Informative Essay on History of Psychology

Interactive dualism Descartes’ concept that the mind and the body are two separate entities but they casually interact with each other to produce conscious experience Theological psychology which functions belong to the immortal soul and which functions belong to the body? – definition Buddha the root of human suffering is our constant wanting and craving […]

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Humanities Chapter 4

What were some Roman contributions to western civilization? alphabet, division of the year into twelve months( calendar), Christian church, democratic republic, and a legal system What did the Romans value more: good government and military prowess, or cultural and artistic achievements? good government and military prowess What are the two main periods of Roman history […]

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Psychology Chapter 3

What is the place of consciousness in psychology’s history Since 1960, under the influence of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, consciousness (our awareness of ourselves and our environment) has resumed its place as an important area of research. After initially claiming consciousness as its area of study in the nineteenth century, psychologists had abandoned it in […]

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Psychology- Ch13

An individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, feelings, and acting is his or her Personality Mary enjoys socializing with friends and talking with them on her cellphone. Eileen prefers quiet times by herself when she can reflect on her own thoughts. The characteristics of Mary and Eileen indicate that each has a distinctive Personality Free association […]

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Humanities 1301-Chapter 14

In the Medieval period in India, the term \”sati\” meant the wife threw herself on her mate’s funeral pyre Which of the following events in Indian history approximate events of the Western Middle Ages in Europe? the end of the Gupta dynasty to the Mongol invasion of India The devotion of an upper-caste Hindu woman […]

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Chapter 1: Introduction and the History of Psychology

Psychology Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes. ex. Behavioral psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental psychology, Teaching of psychology, Applied psychology, Research psychology Confirmation Bias Focusing only on information that coincides with your beliefs or opinions and ignoring information that proves your ideas false ex. Listening only to political candidates who you already agree […]

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PSYCH: CH 8 Learning Curve

Emotions can be compared based on their _____, which is how positive or negative the experience is, and their _____, which is how active or passive the experience is. valence, arousal The quote, \”Bodily changes follow directly the perception of the exciting fact\” is representative of what theory of emotion? James-Lange theory Our ability to […]

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Psychology Chapter 1

Psychology The scientific study of behaviors & mental process What are the three important terms of psychology? Science Behavior Mental processes What is the meaning of \”psychology has a long past but a short history\” People have been studying psychology for a long time but it’s been a discipline for a short period When was […]

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NEWEST HUMANITIES 101 SADIE-SKYLAR

Why did early Buddhists believe portraying Buddha in art was impossible He had passed to nirvana After the Han dynasty fell in 220 CE, why did the Chinese’s reject Confucianism for Buddhism? They blamed Confucianism for civil and cultural dysfunction What did the Tang Chinese believe their capital city’s gird plan mirrored? Order of the […]

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Human Sexuality Final Part 4

One of the primary difficulties in obtaining accurate statistics on the number of rapes and rape survivors in the United States is ________. the reluctance of many people to report being assaulted In the United States, the age of consent ranges from ________ to ________. 14:18 A woman may be reluctant to report having been […]

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Psychiatric – Chp 14

The nurse observes a client who is becoming increasing upset. He is rapidly pacing, hyperventilating, clenching his jaw, wringing his hands, and trembling. His speech is high pitched and random; he seems preoccupied with his thoughts. He is pounding his fist into his other hand. The nurse identifies his anxiety level as a) mild b) […]

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Psychology-Chapter 7

George Miller found that the average person is able to keep about ____ digits in mind at a time. seven Tim can remember what he had for lunch yesterday. This is an example of aan episodic memory. The memory of things that happen to us or occur in our life are referred to as episodic […]

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AP Psychology Unit 1: Psychology’s History and Approaches (Key Terms)

empiricism The view that knowledge originates in experience and that science should, therefore, rely on observation and experimentation. structuralism An early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the structural elements of the human mind. functionalism A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and behavioral processes function—how they enable us to […]

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Psych 7A Chapter 10

When we refer to someone’s intelligence quotient as if it were fixed and objectively real trait such as height, we commit a reasoning error called reification The ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to dapt to new situations is known as intelligence The sort of problem solving that demonstrates \”school smarts\” […]

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Psychology-Ch 20,21,22,23

Senescence: is a gradual physical decline that occurs with age. One of the first visible signs of senescence is/are: wrinkles As we age, the lens of the eye becomes less elastic and the cornea flattens. This leads to farsightedness According to a Chicago study by Laumann and Michael, 2000, adults of all ages were more […]

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