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PSYC 2000 Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Procedural Memory, Memory, Ivan Pavlov


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2000
Professor
S.Greening
Study Guide
Midterm

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PSYC 2000
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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PSYCH 2000: Brief intro 8/25/15
Psychology: the science of mental processes and behavior (study of mind, brain,& our
actions
Modern views: modern psychs are eclecticapproach problems from multiple
perspectives. Believe behaviors have multiple causes
Studying psych shows us:
o How to help people who have panic disorder, depression, PTSD
o How to design good eyewitness lineups
o How to train pigeons to distinguish btwn paintings by Monet and Picasso
Impression Formation
o Chapter 12
LSU’s center for assessment and evaluation
Exams open for 1 week
You are responsible for scheduling an exam
Research Learning Requirement- SONA software
Have to have 10
Can do 2 online studies & 8 person to person
Or 10 articles and quizzes (must do 5 in first half of semester)
8/27/15: Psychology in Action & History of Psychology
Time Management
o Mapping out the whole semester vs. living week to week (or day to day)
Calendar + day planer + to do list
o Procrastination
One cycle: think about class-related task -> feel unpleasant-> don’t
work-> feel pleasant
o Things to try:
Breaking things down
Group-based accountability
Rewarding yourself for doing a task
Thinking about how the task relates to your larger goals and values
Reading textbooks and studying
o SQ3R method- survey, question, read, recite, recall
o Pay attention to the organization
Before reading, look at the learning objectives and chapter headings
After reading, look at the concept maps
Consider reading the summary for a specific part of the chapter before
and after reading that part of the chapter
o Study to your learning style strengths
Test yourself
Lectures:
o Taking notes
o Writing down everything
Center for Academic Success
o http://cas.lsu.edu/
Supplemental instruction
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Workshops and handouts on studying, note taking, taking exams,
forming study groups etc.
8/27/15 Psychology and Its History
What is psychology?
o The scientific study of behavior and mental processes
Behavior- any action
(facial expression, moving back and forth)
Mental Processes- perceptions, thoughts feelings
(mental representaions/internal)
o latent constructs bc not directly observable (measure
something else that is related to that feeling)
Scientific
o Goals of psychology
Describe
What is happening? (observation, phenomenon)
Explain
Why is it happening?
Predict
Will it happen again? (under what circumstances)
If… then..
Control
How to modify it (change behavior of depressed person)
o Wilheim Wundt
German man
father of psychology
two reasons
1. first attempt to bring objectivity/ measurement in psychology
2. founded the 1st experimental psychology laboratory
some work involved objective introspective
Edward titchener
o Student of wundt
o Translated many of wundt’s works into English
o Structuralism
Study consciousness by trying to understand its smallest
most basic elements
William James
o in some way ypu cant actually break down psychological
phenomenon without losing the essence of the big picture
(summary)
o functionalism: study the function of consciousness- how the
mind allows people to work, play, adapt to new circumstances
Max Wertheimer
o Gestalt psychology: how we experience the world
the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Sigmund Freud
o Worked with patients whose complaints had no identifiable
physical cause
o Forced on the role of the unconscious
Where unwanted urges and desired are pushed towards
o Psychoanalysis: therapy based on Freud’s ideas
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