Midterm 2 Review Sheet
NOTE: This is intended as a general guide to help focus your studying efforts. You are still responsible for
reading the assigned chapters and attending the lectures.
There will be questions on the midterms and the final exam that cover material from the textbook, and
from the lectures. Not everything in the textbook is in the lectures, and not everything in the lectures is in
the textbook. However, if something was in the textbook and in the lectures, you only need to know it at
the level of depth that we discussed in class.
There will not be questions that test knowledge of dates.
Any little trivial boxes or applied studies in the textbook are not on the test.
Any examples, practice activities, or classmate comments are not on the test.
This test should do TWO things:
1. Test you on the core concepts you will need to further your education in psychology. That is, the
test will focus on the main topics I hope you will retain after this course – not the trivial details of
individual studies or side stories.
2. Be challenging enough to be worthy of university credit. Students who are not taking this class, and
never watched a lecture should not be able to pass this exam. However, if you understand the core
concepts and can understand most of the main ideas, then you should perform well on this test.
Predecessors of Biological Research in Pesronality
Modern Physiological Personality Research
Effects of brain damage
Asymmetrical Brain Activity
Left versus Right
Hebb’s Theory of Arousal
Application to Introverts & Extraverts
Gray’s BIS/BAS Theory
Tribalism & Youth
Potential for Goodness
Guarantee of paternity
Investment in offspring
Quality of genetics
Sensitivity to Jealousy (sexual vs. emotional)
Access to Resources
Levels of Consciousness
Three parts of the mind
Psychosexual stages of development
Intrapsychic after Freud
Erik Erikson Psychosocial Stages of Development