Our first exam is coming soon!


NOTE THAT THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE!! However, you should at least be familiar with these topics and individuals.
 


What is Psychology


Wundt 
James 
Watson 
Skinner 
Freud 
functionalism
structuralism 
behaviorism 
psychoanalytic theory 
cognitive approaches 
biological approaches 
information processing 
cross cultural approaches
evolutionary explanations

You will not be responsible for knowing all of the careers in psychology

Research Methods


theory 
hypothesis 
goals of psychological research
questionnaires
case studies
observation
statistics - descriptive and inferential
hypothesis testing
representative sample
population
interviews 
correlation
sample
independent and dependent variables 
random sampling 
random assignment 
survey 
single and double blind procedures
naturalistic observation 
experiment 
ethics in research
when things go wrong

The Brain


neuron
synapse 
neurotransmitters - ACh, DA, NE, 5-HT, GABA, Glutamate, Endorphins, etc.
action potential 
graded potential
agonists and antagonists
somatic nervous system
autonomic nervous system
glial cells
schizophrenia
Parkinson's Disease

For Brain structures, know what is written in the text for each structure
structures and function of the hindbrain
structures and function of the midbrain
structures and function of the forebrain
lobes of the brain
limbic system
neocortex (cortex)
corpus callosum
MRI
EEG
PET
CAT
Broca
Wernicke

You do not need to know the different glands in the endocrine system, though you do need to know what is the "master gland"


States of Consciousness 



stages of sleep
characteristics of each stage
why we sleep
Circadian rhythms
Dreams
The function of dreams
Freud
Hobson & McCarley
Drugs
Alcohol
multi-tasking

Meditation will not be on the exam


Last updated September 26, 2012
 
 


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