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PSY 1410- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 19 pages long!)


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY 1410
Professor
Dr.Fromuth
Study Guide
Midterm

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MTSU
PSY 1410
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Unit 1 Exam (Chapter 1 & 2) Study Guide
Chapter 1
History
Philosophical Empiricism
Blank Slate
Consciousness
Structuralism
Introspection
Functionalism
Hysteria
Unconscious (Sigmund Freud)
Psychoanalytic
Humanism (Humanistic Psychology)
Behaviorism
Reinforcing (reinforcement)
Cognitive Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cultural Psychology
Subfields (Types) in Psychology
Psychiatrist
Counseling Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist
Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
Chapter 2
Scientific Method
Empiricism (Empirical)
Theory
Hypothesis
Method
Operational Definition
Validity
Reliability
Research Methods
Naturalistic Observation
Demand Characteristics
Variable
Correlation
Positive Correlation
Negative Correlation
Third Variable Problem
Experiment
Causal Relationship
Manipulation
Random Assignment
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Experimental Group
Control Group
Population
Sample
Statistical Significant (5%)
Case Method
Random Sampling
Human Tendency to See What They Expect
Critical Thinking (New Evidence)
Ethics in Research
Informed Consent
Freedom from Coercion
Deception in Research
Debriefing
Institutional Review Boards
Honor System (Analysis & Reporting Research)
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Unit 2 Exam Study Guide
Chapter 3
The Neuron
Neurons
Cell Body
Dendrites
Axons
Synapse
Myelin Sheath
Sensory Neuron
Motor Neuron
Conduction
Transmission
Terminal Buttons
Neurotransmitters
The Nervous Systems
Peripheral Nervous System
Somatic Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
Sympathetic Nervous System
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Central Nervous System
Spinal Cord (damage)
Hindbrain
Medulla
Reticular Formation
Cerebellum
Midbrain (Tectum and Tegmentum)
Forebrain
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
Hippocampus
Amygdala
Cerebral Cortex
Contralateral Control
Corpus Callosum
Occipital Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Frontal Lobe
Brain Plasticity
Neural tube
Split Brain
Nature vs Nurture
Chapter 4
Sensation
Transduction
Perception
Absolute Threshold
Just Noticeable Difference (Difference
Threshold)
Multitasking
Sensory Adaptation (Change vs Consistent
Stimuli)
Visual Acuity
20/20 Vision
Light Wave (Wavelength)
Cornea
Pupil
Lens
Retina
Accommodation
Nearsightedness
Farsightedness
Cones
Rods
Fovea
Blind Spot
Primary Colors (Red, Green, Blue)
Color Deficiency
Visual Streams
Ventral (What)
Dorsal (Where)
Perceptual Grouping Rules
Simplicity
Closure
Continuity
Similarity
Proximity
Common Fate
Figure-Ground
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