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Summaries Psychology (1st edition)

Wayne Weiten, Weiten - ISBN: 9781305498204

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5.1 - The Nature of Consciousness - Consciousness - Consciousness and brain activity 5.2 - Biological Rhythms and Sleep - The Role of Circadian Rhythms - Ignoring Circadian Rhythms 5.3 - The Sleep and Waking Cycle - 5 Distinct stages of sleep - Age, Culture, and Sleep - Insomnia - Other Sleep Problems 5.4 - The World of Dreams - Culture of Dreams - Theories of Dreaming 5.5 Hypnosis: Altered Consciousness or Role-Playing? - E...

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Notes for the first chapter of the textbook Weiten, W. & McCann, D. (2019). Psychology: Themes and Variations. Fifth Canadian Edition. Nelson Education Ltd. as well as lecture notes for the evolution of psychology.

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5.1 - The Nature of Consciousness - Consciousness - Consciousness and brain activity 5.2 - Biological Rhythms and Sleep - The Role of Circadian Rhythms - Ignoring Circadian Rhythms 5.3 - The Sleep and Waking Cycle - 5 Distinct stages of sleep - Age, Culture, and Sleep - Insomnia - Other Sleep Problems 5.4 - The World of Dreams - Culture of Dreams - Theories of Dreaming 5.5 Hypnosis: Altered Consciousness or Role-Playing? - E...

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Intro to Psych Chapter 4 - Sensation and Perception
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4.1 - The Visual System: Essentials of Sight - The eye anatomy - nearsightedness/farsightedness - visual receptors - visual pathways to the brain - information processing in the brain - Trichromatic theory of color vision 4.2 - The Visual System: Perceptional Processes - Perceiving Forms, Patterns, and Objects - Gestalt Principles - visual illusions 4.3 - The Auditory System: Hearing - Sensory processing in the ear - theories of hearing 4.4 - The ...

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Intro to Psych Chapter 3 - The Nervous System
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3.1 - Communication in the Nervous System - Neurons - Glia - Signals - Neurotransmitters and behavior 3.2 - Organization of the Nervous System - The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) - The Somatic Nervous System (SNS) - The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) - The Central Nervous System (CNS) 3.3 - The Brain and Behavior - Research Methods - The Brain anatomy - Plasticity of the brain 3.4 - Right/Left Brain: Cerebral Specialization - Split-Brain Re...

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Intro to Psych Chapter 2 - Scientific Approach
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2.1 - Looking for Laws: The Scientific Approach to Behavior - Goals of the Scientific Enterprise - Steps in a scientific investigation - advantages of the scientific approach 2.2 - Looking for Causes: Experimental Research - Independent and Dependent variables - experimental and control groups - Variables - Advantages/Disadvantages 2.3 - Looking for Links: Descriptive/Correlational Research - Correlation and Prediction - Correlation and Causation - Ob...

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Intro to Psychology Chapter 7 - Human Memory
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7.1 Encoding: Getting Information into Memory - Attention - Processing - Motivation 7.2 Storage: Maintaining Information in Memory - Sensory Memory - Short-Term Memory - Storage - Long-Term Memory 7.3 Retrieval: Getting Information out of Memory - Reinstate - Reconstruct - Source Monitoring 7.4 Forgetting: When Memory Lapses - Measures of forgetting - 3 Methods - Decay theory - Recovered memories 7.5 In S...

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6.1 Classical Conditioning - Terminology and Procedures - Pavlov - Basic Processes in classical conditioning 6.2 Operant Conditioning - Skinner - Terminology and Procedures - Basic processes in operant conditioning - Reinforcement - Intermittent Schedules - Punishment 6.3 Changing Directions in the Study of Conditioning - Conditioned taste aversion - Preparedness and Phobias 6.4 Observational Learning - Basic Processes ...

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