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School
University of Toronto St. George
Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 1brain imaging assessing changes in metabolic activity in brainfunctional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI detect amygdala involved in detecting threat midl implicit attitudes test IAT indirectly assess how people associate positive and negative words with certain groups of people1The goal of psychology understand people by considering both individual factors and contextual factors2The ultimate ambition of psychologists to explain effectively the most important human behaviors in reallife contexts3Psychological science is the study of mind brain and behaviorMind mental activity thoughts and feelingsBrain physical foundation4four themes of psychological sciencearesearch on mind brain and behavior has accumulated over time to produce principles of psychological scienceba new biological revolution deepens understanding of human mind and behavior brain chemistry and genetic process assess brain in actionneurotransmitter communicate msgs btw nerve cellscmind is adaptive shaped by evo
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