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PSY 110 Lecture Notes - Somniloquy, Dream Interpretation, Sleepwalking

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PSY 110

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PSY 110 Sec. 003 Campbell-Raufer Tests 1-3
Primitive central core= basic life-maintaining processes (medulla, pons, cerebellum,
lower brainstem
“old brain” aka the limbic system=four Fs of survival (amygdala, hippocampus &parts of
thalamus & hypothalamus
“new brain” aka the cerebrum=higher mental functions.
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Primary drives include hunger and thirst.
There are two main areas that regulate eating
VMH (ventromedial hypothalamus) tells you when you are full
LH (lateral hypothalamus) tells you when you are hungry
Other cues to stop eating
High blood glucose
Feelings of fullness in stomach
Unappetizing food
Habits, stress

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Cues to stimulate eating
Low glucose
High insulin
Stomach contractions
Food present
Stress, boredom
Classical conditioning
Identify 4 components Unconditioned Stimulant (natural) Unconditional
Response (salivating to food) Conditioned Stimulant Conditional Response
Higher order conditioning
Spontaneous recovery
Generalization vs. discrimination
Operant conditioning
Schedules of reinforcement
Fixed interval-first response following fixed amount of time
Variable interval-first response after a varied amount of time
Fixed ratio-set number of responses that must be made to get response
Variable ratio-varied number of responses made to get response
3 Memory tasks

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Recall (short answer)
3 memory processes
encoding- changing form
3 memory systems
sensory memory
short term
long term
Causes of forgetting
Decay- fading of the memory trace
Interference- competing experiences
Proactive- earlier blocks later
Retroactive- later blocks earlier
Consolidation failure- process disrupted
Motivated- repression, suppression
Retrieval failure- not really forgotten.
“Tip of the tongue”
The DOOR Method of remembering
Distribute your practice
Overlearn (go beyond mastery)
Organize (garbage in, garbage out)
Recite (play and active role as learner)
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