Test 2 Study Tips
For Test 2 you will be tested on Modules 20-22 (Learning), Modules 43-46 but omit
page 618-622 (Social Psychology), Modules 7-10 (Consciousness and the two-Track
Mind), Modules 4-6 (Biology of Mind), and Videos 19 and 13.
You are responsible for any material in these modules, whether I lectured on it or not.
You are also responsible for anything I lectured on in class. Lecture notes taken by TAs,
are posted on Moodle, but these notes should never be considered a substitute for coming
I do NOT choose questions with the intention of “tricking” you, and I tend to ask
questions about more general concepts rather than “picky details”. Pay particular
attention to concepts that are bold-faced or italicized in your text. Be sure that you
understand the material rather than just memorize it. I will never ask you any dates and I
don’t expect you to recall the names of all of the researchers mentioned and what they
investigated. You should, however, be familiar with prominent names in psychology and
with psychologist who developed major theories (such as Wundt, Freud, Skinner etc).
There are a number of great resources to help you study for the test. First, the textbook
itself defines important terms in the page margins. There are numerous “Retrieval
Practice” exercises within each module, and module summaries can be found in the back
of your textbook.
The study guide that accompanies the text is great! It provides a variety of exercises to
test your knowledge and understanding. PsychPortal is also a good resource that has
multiple-choice questions, flashcards for definitions, as well as simulations and t