Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1-5: Auditory Cortex, Job Performance, Thalamus

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Ch 1: What is Psychology? 13:25
Effective Learning/Studying:
-Re-reading and absorbing the info
-Highlighting important info in text
-Ask questions when unclear about topics/ideas
-Participate actively in class
What is Psychology?
-The discipline concerned with the study of behaviour and mental processes
and how they are affected by and organisms physical state, mental state,
and external environment
-A science and an art and relies on research evidence gathered through
observation, experimentation, and measurement
Why is it Important?
-Expanding perspectives
-Appreciating behaviours and reasons for why we do the things that we do
-Improving everyday life, rehabilitation, manipulating situations, advertising
What Psychology is NOT?
-Psychobabble:
that which confirms unsupported popular opinion
misuse of a term in psychological analysis
use of psychological terms without really knowing and understanding the
lineage of the term and the proper context in which it occurs
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“I’m a little OCD about cleaning my kitchen”
suggesting that you have a “choice” to be OCD
not an accurate
“Children who didn’t eat the marshmallow did better in life because they
were ‘self-disciplined’ “
self-regulation
behave in ways to help develop long term
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Critical Thinking:
-Involves our willingness to assess claims and make objective judgements
on the basis of well-supported reasons and evidence, rather than emotion ir
anecdote
-Guidelines for critical thinking:
Analyzing a situation through different points of view
Avoid bias thoughts/ opinions
acknowledge them
avoid emotional reasoning
“Trust your gut”- Should you override your prefrontal cortex?
Accepting and understanding the extent of the situation
Examining research evidence that support your subject
using resources properly and affectively
research articles and journals
Asking the right questions
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How the environment and circumstances affect how we look at the subject
Define your terms
Do not assume everyone defines the term in the same way
Don’t oversimplify
Tolerate uncertainty
What are the pros & cons of co-sleeping with a young baby??
Sometimes not an either-or question
Psychology’s Past:
-Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828)
-Started with phrenology:
reading bumps on your head to determine specific physiological traits
brain areas account for specific character and personality traits
William Wundt: 1879
Established 1st psychological lab in 1879 at the University of Leipzig in
Germany
Goal to make psychology a science
Focused on sensation and perception
Structuralism:
Early approach that emphasized the analysis of immediate experience into
basic elements
Analyze sensations, images & feelings into basic elements
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