Psychology as a Natural Science
December 6, 2011
Wrap Up Notes
Exam: Tuesday December 13, 2011, from 1:00-3:00 PM in our classroom!
a. Start with your lecture notes and the slides posted on blackboard
b. Use the textbook as a reference book to supplement class notes
i. Find a topic in lectures and read up on it further in the textbook
c. Make sure you understand examples given in class and in the textbook
i. How does it apply to your life?
ii. Challenge yourself to come up with new examples!
iii.Convert these examples to exam questions…
II. What is going to be on the Exam???
a. The Future of Psychology
1. You need to know the research methods, learning, memory, &
III. Important Stuff to Know
i. The different parts of neurons and how they work
b. Know where the different anatomical parts of the brain are and generally what they do
i. Lobes (frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital)
v. Corpus callosum
vi. Basal ganglia
c. Different functional areas (and what they do) i. Motor area within frontal lobes
ii. Sensory area within the parietal lobes
iii. Fusiform face area within the temporal lobe
iv. Broca’s area in the frontal lobe
v. Wernicke’s area (near junction of the temporal/parietal/occipital lobes)
d. Different pathways and what they lead to
i. “What” (ventral) pathway through the temporal lobe
ii. “Where” (dorsal) pathway through the parietal lobe
iii. Two routes/pathways t