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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Middle Ear, Actual Size, Basilar Membrane

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Most of the processes that underlie visual sensation occur in the eye and in subcortical structures of the brain, before the neural signals reach the c
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Operational Definition, Naturalistic Observation, Confounding

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Psychology: the science of the mind and behavior. Answer: work backward, observe what people do and infer from outward signs what is going on inside. B
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Binge Eating, Limbic System, Avolition

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Psychological disorder: a mental condition characterized by cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that: create significant distress; impair wor
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Ejaculation, Human Sexual Activity, Y Chromosome

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Emotion: a psychological state with four components: a positive or negative subjective experience, bodily arousal, the activation of specific mental pr
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Observational Learning, Reinforcement, Conditioned Taste Aversion

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Classical conditioning: a type of learning in which a neutral stimulus becomes associated (paired) with a stimulus that causes a reflexive behavior. Ne
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Groupthink, Sonnets From The Portuguese, David Buss

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Social psychology: the area of psychology that focuses on how people think about other people and interact in relationships and groups. Social cognitio
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Lev Vygotsky, Imaginary Audience, Egocentrism

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Prenatal development: nature and nurture from the start. Genes (nature) and the environment (nurture) are intimately intertwined. From zygote to birth:
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Twin Study, Cortisol, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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The physical structure of the brain allows it to function in certain ways, just as the typical structure of a building allows it to function in certain
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Epileptic Seizure, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Constipation

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Insight-oriented therapy: a type of therapy in which the therapist aims to remove distressing symptoms by leading the person to understand the psycholo
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Psychopathology, Externals, Conscientiousness

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Personality: a set of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral tendencies that people display over time and across situations and that distinguish individu
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RUTGERS01:830:101Carl PersingFall

01:830:101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Episodic Memory, Psychological Trauma, Habituation

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Encoding: the process of organizing and transforming incoming information so that it can be entered into memory, either to be stored or to be compared
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