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Textbook Notes for Psychology at University of Windsor

46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1-2: Cortisol, Sleepwalking, Sensory Deprivation

Chapter 1 and 2 Textbook Notes Chapter One: Psychology and Scientific Thinking What is Psychology? - Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain and behaviours. - To fully understand psychology, we ...

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Scott Mattson
46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Bias Blind Spot, Terror Management Theory, Belief Perseverance

CHAPTER 1: PSYCHOLOGY AND SCIENTIFIC THINKING WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behaviour. It spans on multiple levels of psychology and William James (1842-1910) is considered ...

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Jill Jackson
46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Absolute Threshold, Far-Sightedness, Sound

CHAPTER 4: SENSATION and PERCEPTION Sensation: detection of physical energy by the sense organs All our senses rely on a handful of principles: vision, hearing, smell, taste, body senses. These senses all start with diff...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Representativeness Heuristic, Exhibitionism, Internal Validity

CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS (SAFEGUARDS AGAINST ERROR) Prefrontal lobotomy: surgical procedure that severs fibres connecting the frontal lobes of the brain from the underlying thalamus. Heuristic: mental shortcut that he...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Axon Terminal, Reuptake, Neurotransmission

CHAPTER 3: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Biological Psychology Researchers are biological psychologists or neuroscientists they study the relationship between the brain and the psyche (mind). Neurons: The Brains Communicators...

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Psychology 46-115 Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Reviews Chapter 10: Human Development The Genain identical quadruplets, (Nara, Iris, Myra and Hester) were all born with schizophrenia and studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Myra and Iris were the healthie...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Oral Stage, Karen Horney, Malingering

Chapter 14: Personality Personality: What is it and How Can We Study it (14.1) -Fundamental attribution error is the tendency to attribute too much of others behaviour to their dispositions -Personality: peoples typical ...

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Psychology 46-115 Chapter 9: Chapter 9

Chapter 9: IQ and Intelligence What is Intelligence Definitional Confusion (9.19.2) According to Edwin Boring intelligence is whatever intelligence tests measure Intelligence as Sensory Capacity: Out of Sight Out of Mind G...

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Psychology 46-115 Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Psychotherapy: a psychological intervention designed to help people resolve emotional, behavioural and interpersonal problems and improve the quality of their lives Psychotherapy: Clients Practitioners (16.1 16...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Non-Interventionism, Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib

Chapter 13: Social Psychology War of the Worlds: radio broadcast claiming a large alien invasion-caused a mass panic What is Social Psychology (13.1/13.2) Social Psychology: the study of how people influence others behav...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Speed Reading, Language Model, Noam Chomsky

Chapter 8: Language, Thinking and Reasoning How Does Language Work (8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/8.5/8.6) Language: largely arbitrary system of communication that combines symbols (such as words or gestural signs) in rule-based ways ...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Liver Disease, Psilocybin, Methamphetamine

Exam Notes Chapter Five: Introduction: Sleep paralysis: being unable to move just after falling asleep of immediately upon awakening/ 1/3 to of college students experienced at least one episode/ caused by a disruption In...

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Psychology 46-115 Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Memory How it Operates: Memory: retention of information over time The same memory mechanisms that serve us well in most circumstances can sometimes cause us problems in others Serves Us: Infantile Autism: peopl...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Sexual Orientation, Brain Fingerprinting, Thalamus

Chapter 11 Theories of Emotions 11.1/11.2 Emotions: mental state of feeing associated with out evaluation of our experiences/motivated state marked by physiological arousal, expressive behavior, and mental experience Discr...

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46-115 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Operant Conditioning, Little Albert Experiment, Classical Conditioning

Chapter Six Learning: change in an organisms behaviour or thought of a result of experience Habituation: process of responding less strongly over time to repeated stimuli -Simplest and probably earliest form of learning t...

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