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[PSY100H1] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (121 pages long)


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Study Guide
Final

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UTSG
PSY100H1
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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PSY100 Lecture #1: Fundamental Insights
Contact email: psy100@psych.utoronto.ca
Reasons (why people do stuff) are important  determine/predict outcomes
Clearer reasons more control on outcomes (higher probability)
Consciousness subjective inner mind?
Know how we experience world  greater control over outcome
Reasons = motivations (uncover)
Connection to sources of meaning
Why Study Psychology
Help you understand yourself a little better (as a person)
Help people
Raise healthy kids someday
Deal with stress better and own issues
Reach goals
Interested in altered states of consciousness
Psychology provides important insights into people, but hard b/c very diverse and road
discipline with many overlaps
Help you reason more systematically at a critical point (avoid random/gut guessing)- such as
after narrowing down to 2 MC possibilities
Experimental Participation
4 experiments = 4% of your grade (process of research)
oBe a participant in actual psychology studies
oSetting/situation has power (e.g. doctor tells you to undress- difficult to refuse)
oExperience firsthand the distinction b/w what you think is being researched and what is
Fundamental Insights of Psychology
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Integrated idea/framework instead of disjointed bits of info
Lessons that century of research has taught us  change understanding of people and world
Taking notes= cues to trigger set of ideas (conclusion)- synthesis understanding (why important)
Fundamental Insights
1. Reality is a story, told to us by our brains.
People have diff. perspectives but feel that our reality (point of view) is the real one
2. Attention!
Very important- understand what it is, how to harness, how it does?
Monk: profound question- answer is attention- want to actually experience secret of
happiness, not known theory (answer not in theory, butt in your attention)
Power to change consciousness
3. Everything is the same.
Fundamental Insight #1
Matrix: Neo- reality was a dream world (disconcerting but liberating)- existentialism?
Can never quite get to reality gap b/w it and directly knowing it
Our brains are artists (storytellers), not mirrors
Reality does not bounce/reflect into brain – accurate illusion
oWeaving patterns from real world into story
Our experiences don’t reflect “reality” itself but rather a construction or representation of
reality (our interpretation)
We implicitly know what to do –how? (artificial intelligence trying to figure it out)
1. This construction process involves a lot of guesswork- “filling in the gaps”
2. This subjective representation occurs within the brain.
How do we know what to include in our story?
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