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TRENTPSYC 1020HTeresa DeciccoWinter

PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: 19Th-Century Philosophy, Abraham Maslow, Wilhelm Wundt

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Psychology"s intellectual parents included classic philosophy and 19th century philosophy and physiology, which shared an interest in the mysteries of
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Abusive Power And Control, Dependent And Independent Variables, Sampling Bias

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The scientific approach assumes that there are laws of behaviour that can be discovered through empirical research. The goals of the science of psychol
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Peripheral Nervous System, Somatic Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System

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Neurons are the basic communication links in the nervous system. They normally transmit a neural impulse ( an electric current) along an axon to a syna
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Functional Fixedness, Kanzi, Linguistic Relativity

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Languages are symbolic, semantic, generative, and structured. At the bottom of the hierarchy are the basic sound units, called phonemes. At the next le
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: B. F. Skinner, Conditioned Taste Aversion, Classical Conditioning

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Classical conditioning explains how a neutral stimulus can acquire the capacity to elicit a response originally evoked by another stimulus. This kind o
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Jet Lag, Circadian Rhythm, Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

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Consciousness is the continually changing stream of mental activity. There is some degree of awareness during sleep and sometimes even when patients ar
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PSYC 1020H Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Visual Cortex, Color Vision, Peripheral Vision

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Early work in psychophysics established the existence of two types of sensory thresholds. Absolute threshold: is the smallest level of energy required
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PSYC 1020H Chapter 7: Human Memory

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The multifaceted process of memory begins with encoding. Attention, which facilitates encoding, is inherently selective and has been compared to a filt
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