Our second exam is October 25, 2012

The following topics are a list of topics that will be covered in the second exam*

Learning

Classical Conditioning

Components of classical conditioning
Generalization
Discrimination
Habituation & Extinction
Spontaneous recovery
Higher order, i.e., second order conditioning
Explanations of how classical conditioning works
Classical conditioning in humans

Biological preparedness

Operant conditioning
Thorndike's Law of Effect
Reinforcement - positive and negative
Punishment - postive and negative
Principles of operant conditioning
Primary and Secondary reinforcers
Schedules of reinforcement
Observational learning
Watson
Skinner
Lepper

Memory

Encoding & Storage

Types of information in memory (e.g., explicit vs. implicit)
Traditional information-processing model
Basic memory systems
Sperling
Memory Processes
Context, State, & Mood dependent retrieval cues
Levels of processing model
Working memory model
Retrieval 
Forgetting
Problems with eyewitness testimony
Amnesia
Biological bases of memory
Schemas and memory distortions
Loftus
Baddeley
Atkinson & Schiffrin
Cognition

Concept Formation
Problem solving
Mental set
Functional fixedness
Heuristics
Algorithms
Decision making
Impediments to problem solving
Reasoning
Topics that will NOT be on the test -- all material on language

Intelligence

Models of intelligence
Binet
Spearman
Gardner

Factor analysis

Triarchic model of intelligence
g and s
reliability and validity
Wechsler
Measuring Intelligence
Ratio IQ
 
Deviation IQ
Mental age
percentiles

Crystalized and fluid intelligence

Nature versus Nurture, genes & SES
Heredity

Stereotype Threat


Sternberg
Cattell



 


  * Of course there may be something missing from this list that will be on the exam.

Last updated 22 October 2012