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Wilhelm Wundt
Creates First psychology Lab
Ebbinghaus
in Germany reports on first memory experiments
Binet and Simon
First intelligence test
Thorndike
In US conducts experiments on animal learning
Margaret Washburn
First woman recieve Ph.D in psychology
Stanley Hall
First lab psychologist and John Hopkins
Freud
Interpreted dreams
William James
Published Principle Of Psychology
Mary Calkins
Studys memory
Pavlov
Russia studied animals
Watson
Psychology as the science of behavior
Psychology
Science of behavior and mental processess
Basic Research
Pure science aims increase knowledge
Applied Research
Used solve problems
Psychiatry
Branch medicine dealing with psychology
Critical Thinking
Thinking not blindley accepting ideas
Theory
Explanation using principles and perdicts observation
Hypothesis
testable prediction
Operational Definition
statement of the procedures used to define variables
SQ3R
study incorporating Survery, Questioning, Read, Rehearse and Review
Neuron
Nerve cell, basic block of nervous system
Dendrite
Bushy Branching extensions of a neuron that recieves messages, and conducts impules toward the cell of the body
Axon
Extension of a neuron, messages sent to other neurons
Myelin
Layer fatty tissue protecting neurons
Action Potential
neural impulse
Threshold
Level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse
Synapse
Junction between axon tip and dendrite
Neurotransmitters
Chemical messangers influencing impulses
Central Nervous system
Brain and spinal cord
Periphreal Nervous System
sensory and motor neurons connect to the central nervous system to rest of body
Nerves
Neural cables containing axons
Sensory neurons
Neurons the carry incoming information from the sense receptors to the central nervous system
Interneurons
C.N.S. neurons internally communicate and interven btw sensory and motor inputs
Motor Neurons
Neurons that carry outgoing Information from CNS to muscles/ glands
Somatic Nervous System
Divison of perihpreal system controls skeletal muscels