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GOVT 103 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1-5: Dual Federalism, Equal Protection Clause, Moral Hazard

Constitution 1. 1.Why does government exist ? To maintain order, To protect private property, To provide public goods 2. What are freeriders? Enjoying the benefits of some good or action while letting others bear the cost ...

Government and International Politics
GOVT 103
Sockett
PSYC 372 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Neurochemistry, Endocrine System, Psychosurgery

Chapter 1 Vocabulary: Neurons Cells that receive and transmit electrochemical signals Neuroscience The scientific study of the nervous system Thinking creatively means thinking in productive, unconventional ways The term c...

Psychology
PSYC 372
Sontag
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Absolute Threshold, Substance P, Limbic System

Sensing and Perception Sensation The process that occurs when special receptors in the sense organs are activated, allowing various forms of outside stimuli to become neural signals to the brain Transduction The process of...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Short-Term Memory, George Sperling, Interference Theory

Ch 6 Notes Fun fact: Hyperthymesia is a rare condition in which one has the ability to recall specific events from his or her past. Its almost like being a human version of google. Memory An active system that receives inf...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Intellectual Disability, Language Development, Conjoined Twins

Ch 8 Psych Notes Human Development is the scientific study of the changes that occur in people as they age from conception until death Research Methods for Development *One problem with studying development is that the age...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Central Serous Retinopathy, Edward C. Tolman, Positive Psychology

Learning A relatively permanent change in behavior brought about by experience or practice When people learn anything, some part of their brain is physically changed to record what theyve learned Maturation changes that ar...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Daniel Dennett, Flunitrazepam, Limbic System

Chapter 4 Defining Consciousness William James Stream of Consciousness (ideas, sensations, and thoughts flow from one into another) Daniel Dennett Multiple channels of consciousness, each of which handles its own tasks (th...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Revised Version, Heritability, Executive Functions

Ch 7 Notes 2 Systems for info processing System 1 Involves making quick decisions and using cognitive shortcuts; guided by innate abilities and personal experiences System 2 Slow, analytic, and rulebased. Dependent on form...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Melatonin, Motor System, Cortisol

Ch 2 Psychology Notes Nervous System Network of cells that carry information to and from all parts of the body Neuroscience The field of study that deals with the structure of the brain and components of the nervous system...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
PSYC 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Mary Whiton Calkins, Carl Jung, Informed Consent

Psychology Ch 1: Why Study Psychology? Better understanding of brain and body connection, improve learning and stress management Research can be flawed, if we know how research can be done then errors can be brought to lig...

Psychology
PSYC 100
Online
BUS 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Takeover, 1997 Asian Financial Crisis
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Chapter 9 Which of these countries has seen the biggest recent surge in IPOs? China Who regulates stock markets? National regulators Bonds are used for: Debt financing by companies and governm...

Business
BUS 100
Boylen
BUS 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Greenfield Project, Kaizen, Swot Analysis
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Chapter 5 Organisational structures can be divided into the following three broad categories: Structures based on functions, divisions and matrix The SWOT analysis aids the company in assessing: Internal strengths and weak...

Business
BUS 100
Boylen
BULE 303 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Contract, Executory Contract
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BULE 303 Chapter 10 terms promise a declaration by a person to do or not to do a certain act contract a set of promises constituting an agreement between parties objective theory of contracts The view that contracting part...

Business and Legal Studies
BULE 303
Alexandria Zylstra
PROV 104 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Tanzimat, Westernization
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I. Introduction By the time 18 century, Peter the Great led the first Westernization into Russia Empire in various directions, like religious, cultural, political. Meanwhile, Ottoman Empire was westernized...

Provost
PROV 104
Harris Scott
HIST 125 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Zheng He, Precious Metal, Columbian Exchange
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Biological Old Regime -before industrial revolution -limits on how advanced and big civilizations could become -agriculture by hand, -time when we could only rely on human and animal power Afro-Eurasia -polycentri...

History
HIST 125
Hamdani

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