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Psychology
PSY 209
Denisa Luta
Psychology
PSY 209
Denisa Luta
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Availability Heuristic, Tuning Fork, Representativeness Heuristic

CHAPTER 8: THINKING, REASONING AND LANGUAGE Getting inside our talking heads ( 283-308) appreciate your mental capacity thinking: any mental activity or processing of info , including learning, remem...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Echoic Memory, Long-Term Memory, Sensory Memory

Chapter 7: MEMORY Memory: retention of info over time note that the sam memory mechanisms that serve us well in most cirumstances can sometimes cause us problems in others Memory illusion: false but ...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Classical Conditioning, Habituation, Fetus

Chapter 6: learning Learning: change in organisms behaviour or thought as a result to an experience Habituation: process of responding less strongly over time to repeated stimuli ( adaptation) ie: l...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter 5: ch5

Chapter 5: consciousness Susan Clancy: research on individuals who have come to believe they were kidnapped by aliens fear that they were abducted many shared a history of sleep paralysis ( an experience of not being able ...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter 4: ch4

Chapter 4: sensation and perception: how we sense and conceptualize the world sensation: the detection of physical energy by our sense organs- which they relay to the brain - i: sight,smell, taste, feel, hear perception: t...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Facilitated Communication, External Validity, Naturalistic Observation

Chapter 2: Research methods- safeguards against error p. 44-80 Facilitated communication between adult facilitator and child with autism- researchers showed that the communications were emanating from the ...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Anorexia Nervosa, Skeptical Movement, Wilhelm Wundt

Chapter 1: Psychology and scientific thinking- a framework for everyday life p. 1-37 What is psychology? William James (1842-1910)- viewed as the founder of American psychology described it as a nasty lit...

Psychology
PSY 102
Stephen Want
PSY 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Representativeness Heuristic, Determinism, Noam Chomsky

Chapter 8: Thinking, Reasoning and Language getting inside our talking heads Heuristics and Biases Psychologists have identified many more heuristics and cognitive biases, predispositions and default expectations that we u...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein
PSY 102 Chapter 7: Chapter 7 notes

Chapter 7: Memory constructing and reconstructing our pasts The Three Systems of Memory Three major systems of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory These systems serve diffe...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein
PSY 102 Chapter 6: Chapter 6 notes

PSY102 Introduction to Psychology I Chapter 6: Learning how nurture changes us o Learning is a change in an organisms behaviour or thought as a result of experience o Habituation is the ...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein
PSY 102 Chapter 5: Chapter 5 notes

PSY102 Introduction to Psychology I Chapter 5: Consciousness expanding the boundaries of psychological inquiry The Circadian Rhythm: The Cycle of Everyday Life o Circadian rhythm is a fancy term for changes ...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein
PSY 102 Chapter 3: Chapter 3 notes

PSY102 Introduction to Psychology I Chapter 3 Biological Psychology: Bridging the Level of Analysis Neurons: The Brains Communicators Neurons: nerve cells specialized for communication with each othe...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein
PSY 102 Chapter 2: Chapter 2 notes

PSY102 Introduction to Psychology I Chapter 2 Research Methods: Safeguards Against Error How We Can Be Fooled: Two Modes of Thinking First popularized by journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who pointed out t...

Psychology
PSY 102
Tisha Ornstein

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