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37 Cards in this Set

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What are the two types of long term memory?
1) Explicit
2) Implicit
What is the parietal lobe in charge of?
What is the occipital lobe in charge of?
visual areas
What is the frontal lobe in charge of?
planning, and organizing areas
What is the temporal lobe in charge of?
audio areas
What is the corpus callosum?
axon fibers connecting two cerebral hemispheres.
What is the cerebral cortex?
ultimate control and information-processing center.
What is the cerebellum?
coordinates voluntary movement and balance.
What is the thalamus?
relays messeges between lower brain centers and cerebral cortex.
What is the Medulla?
controls heartbeat and breathing
What are the three ways to encode?
1) semantic
2) auoustic
3) visual
What is the hippocampus?
a structure linked to memory.
What is the hypothalamus?
controls maintenance functions such as eating. Also linked to emotion and reward.
What are types of hard science?
zooology, physics, bio
What are types of soft science?
behavior, attitudes, emotions. (sociology, and pyscology)
What is the dialectical Approach?
there is no meaning or knowledge without opposition.
What are the 5 facotrs that affect social interactions?
1) actions and characteristics of others
2) cognotive process
3) ecological factors
4) biological
5) cultural
What are Psyc's big 3 issues?
1) Stability vs. change
2) Nature vs. Nurture
3) Rational vs. Irrational
What did Plato believe?
The mind is seperate from the body. Knowledge is built from within.
What did Aristolte believe?
The mind is not seperate from the body. Knowledge grows through experience.
What did Francis Bacon believe?
the mind desires to precieve patterns.
ex: stereotypes
John Loke believed?
The mind is a blank state!
What are the 3 schools of psycology?
1) Structuralism
2) Psycoanalysis
3) Behavioralism
What are 3 types of case studies?
1) individual
2) group
3) event
What is a non-experiemental research?
nothing minipulated in the research
What are 4 types of non-experiemental research?
1) Naturalistic Observation
2) Case Study
3) Survey
4) Correlation
What are the 4 parts to experimental research?
1) experimental condition
2) control condition
3) random assingment
4) double blind procedure
What is the independent variable?
what is being minipulated in the study
What is the dependent variable?
measured behavior
What is a variable?
anything that can be rated, measuredm or scored.
What are the two parts of the nervous system?
1) Peripheral
2) Central
What is in the Central Nerovus System?
brain and spinal cord.
What are the two parts to the peripheral nervous system?
Autonomic and Somatic
What does tip-of-the tounge mean?
process with the retrival NOT encoding.
What does recall mean?
finding information and remembering it from your brain.
What does recognition mean?
looking at choices and remembering.
What are 2 ways to encode?
Automatic---little effort