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UCSBPSY 1FridlundFall

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Otolith, Ewald Hering, Interposition

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Sensation: detection of stimuli (energies from the world around us that affect us in some way) Receptors: specialized cells that convert environmental
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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Peripheral Nervous System, Potassium Channel, Sodium Channel

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Nervous system is made up of neurons. Central nervous system (spinal cord and brain) Peripheral nervous system (all the other nerve cells) Pns sends si
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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Neural Oscillation, John Stuart Mill, René Descartes

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Mind: mental activity biological processes within the brain. Behavior: the totality of observable human actions. Amiable skepticism: open to new ideas
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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Scientific Method, Participant Observation, Falsifiability

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Four primary goals of science: description, prediction, control, and explanation: what causes it to occur and why it occurs. Critical thinking: questio
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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Cognitive Psychology, Linguistic Relativity, Dyslexia

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Cognition: the mental activity that includes thinking and the understandings that result from thinking. Cognitive psychology is based on two ideas abou
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UCSBPSY 106ThayerWinter

PSY 106 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Behavioral Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Neuropsychological Test

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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Autonomic Nervous System, Prefrontal Cortex, Amygdala

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Emotion: an immediate, specific negative or positive response to environmental events or internal thoughts. Has three components: a physiological proce
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UCSBPSY 103FridlundSpring

PSY 103 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6, 11 - 12, 14 - 16: Parasympathetic Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Sympathetic Nervous System

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UCSBPSY 106ThayerWinter

PSY 106 Chapter 8: Sensorimotor System

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UCSBPSY 106ThayerWinter

PSY 106 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Substantia Nigra, Extracellular Fluid, Resting Potential

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Ch 4 - neural conduction and synaptic transmission. Parkinson"s disease - the lizard : appears much older than his actual age, rigid muscles, marked po
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UCSBPSY 124Richard E. MayerWinter

PSY 124 Chapter 2: Learning to Read Fluently

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You would think your eyes glide in a smooth and continuous movement when reading but it actually jumps along in a series of fixations. Fixation duratio
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UCSBPSY 1FridlundWinter

PSY 1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Twin, Novelty Seeking, Dopamine Receptor

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Personality: a person"s characteristic thoughts, emotional responses, and behaviors. Personality is dynamic in that it is goal seeking, sensitive to pa
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