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Chapter 1 Review Notes from Psychological Science

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

Description
PSY100 J midterm: review Chapter 1: Key terms: Psychological Science: study of mind, brain and behaviour; Mind: mental activity such as thoughts and feelings %K02L3L8ZK,99K0-7,L3408 physical brain that enables mind Behaviour: wide variety of actions Neurotransmitters: brain works through actions of chemicals known as neurotransmitters- communicate messages between nerve cells Human Genome: basic genetic code for human body Mind is adaptive Evolutionary theory: emphasizes the inherited adaptive value of behaviour and mental activity throughout the entire history of a species Natural Selection,7ZL389K0479K480ZK4L3K07L9.K,7,.907L89L.89K,9K0O59K02,,5994 their particular environment have a selective advantage ove79K480ZK4439 Adaptations: physical characteristics, skills or abilities that increase the chances of reproduction or survival e.g., child has a sense of height Culture: beliefs, values, rule
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