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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeWinter

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9-12: Baby Talk, Language Acquisition Device, Language Acquisition

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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Parallel Computing, Basilar Membrane, Taste

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Receptors translate stimulus properties into nerve impulses (transduction) Neural representation is compared with previously stored info in brain. Matc
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeWinter

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Personality Disorder, Hypochondriasis, Selfishness

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Abnormal behaviour personally distressing, dysfunctional and/or so culturally. What is abnormal? deviant so that other people judge it to be inappropri
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Motor Cortex, Brain Damage, Homeostasis

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Also make chemicals that neurons need & absorb toxic material: outnumber numbers 10 to 1. Blood-brain barrier: blocks out toxics from entering the brai
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeWinter

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Prefrontal Cortex, Child Care, Moral Development

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Study of physical, cognitive, and social/emotional changes throughout the lifespan. Longitudinal: same individuals studied for a long time: problems: s
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Repeated Measures Design, Social Desirability Bias, Internal Validity

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Scientific principles in psychology: scientific attitudes. Scientists must remain open minded to theories that are supported by hard facts. Theory is a
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Conscientiousness, Trait Theory, Social Darwinism

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Suggested that semen contains not body parts, but rather some sort of design for the formation of the offspring. Genotype: the specific genetic makeup
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5, 136-163: Optic Nerve, Hermann Von Helmholtz, Detection Theory

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We experience light waves as brightness and colours, air vibrations as sounds, chemical substances as odours or taste. Women more likely to be synaesth
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Language Acquisition Device, Language Acquisition, Deep Structure And Surface Structure

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Adaptive functions of language: the brain probably achieved its present form some 50 000 years ago. It then took another 47 000 years for humans to be
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Acetylcholine, Prospective Memory, Temporal Lobe

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Holds incoming sensory information long enough to be recognized. Difficult to retain complete information in purely visual form for over a second. Last
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeFall

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Detection Theory, Absolute Threshold, Action Potential

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Sensation: the stimulus-detection process by which our sense organs respond to and translate environmental stimuli into nerve impulses that are sent to
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WESTERNPSYCH 1000Dr.MikeWinter

Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Soltyrei, Walter Mischel, Rorschach Test

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