Intro Psychology: Chpt1-3: Terms And Info

These Flash Cards Are To Study For The Intro To Psychology Book Written By James W. Kalat (8th Edition).
 
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Define Psychology
study of behavior and experience.
Free Will Verus Determinism
Determinism: the assumption that every thing that happens has a cause, or determinant, in the...
The Mind-Brain Problem
The philosophical question of how experience relates to the brain.
The Nature-Nurture Issue
How do differences in behavior relate to differences in heredity and environment.
Developmental Psychologist
studies how behavior changes with age
Learning and Motivation
studies how behavior depends on the outcomes of past behaviors and current motivations.
Cognitive Psychologist
Studies thought and knowledge processes.
Biological Psychologist
Tries to explain behavior in terms of biological factors.
Evolutionary Psychologist
tries to explain behaviors in terms of the evolutionary history of the species.
Social Psychology + Cross-Cultural
Social Psychologist: Studies how an individual infuences other people and how the group influences...
Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.
has an advanced degree in psychology, with a specialty in understanding and helping people...
Psychiatrist, M.D
branch of medicine that deals with emotional disturbances.
Psychoanalysts, Ph.D
therapy providers who rely heavily on the theories and methods pioneered by the early 20th-century...
Wilhelm Wudnt
Md and Sensory Researcher. Set up the first psychology laboratory in Germany,
William James and Functionalism
William James: Recognition as the founder of American psychology. Functionalism: how to produce...
Darwin/Comparative Psychologist
Darwin: Founder of "natural selection"Comparative: compare different aniimal species
John B. Watson - The found of ____?
Behaviorism
Freud
Tried to trace current behavior to early childhood experiences.
Falsifiable
stated in such clear, prcise terms that we can see what evidence would count against it.
Burden of proof
is the obligation to present evidence to support one's claim.
Positron-Emmissions Tomography (PET)
Records radioactivity of various brain areas emitted from injected chemicals.
Functional-Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI)
Use magnetic detectors outside the head to compare the amounts of hemoglobin with and without...
Central Nervious System
Cerebral CortexThalamusHypothalamusPituitary GlandPonsMedullaCerebellum
Cerebral Cortex
Outer covering of the forebrain. Opposite side of brain for things. Move your left arm is triggered...
Electroencephalohraph (EEG)
uses electrodes on the scalp to record rapid changes in the brain electrical activity
Magnetoencephalohraph (MEG)
records magnetic changes.
Temporal Lobe  
located toward the left and right side of the head, is the main area for hearing and some complex...
Parietal Lobe
forward for the occipital lobe, specialized for the body senses, including touch, pain, temperature,...
Frontal lobe contains which two parts?
Primary Motor Cortex: Important for planned control of fine movements.Prefrontal Cortex: Contributes...
Pons + Medulla
(parts of the hindbrain)Controle the muscles of the head.
Spinal Cord
controls the muscels from your neck down.
Cerebellum ("Little Brain")
part of the hindbrain. Imporrtant for any behavior that requires aim or timing, such as tapping...
Autonomic Nervious System + Endorcrine System
Autonmic Nervious System: closely associated with the spinal cord. Conrols the internal organs...
Hormones
chemicals released by glands and conveyed by the blood to alter activity in various organs.
Corpus Callosum
Set of axons that connect the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.
Blinding Problem
THe question of how separate brain areas combine forces to produce a unified perception of...
Neurons
Never cells.
Glia
Supports the nerons in many ways such as by insulating them, synchronizing activity among neighboring...
Axon:
single, long , thin straight fiber with branches near its tip.
Synapses
specialized junction between one neuron and another, a neuron releases a chemical that either...
Stimulants
drugs that increase energy, alertness and activity.
Depressant
Drugs that predominantly decrease arounsal.


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