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William Wundt?

Father of psychology, created first laboratory

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Placebo effect?

An effect on an experiment due to expectations

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Neurons

Building blocks of the mind

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Definition of psychology

Science of behavior and mental process

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Two schools of psychology?

Structuralism and functionalism

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Brain plasticity

Changes in neural pathways due to change in behavior thinking and emotions.

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Neurotransmitters

Chemicals used to send a signal across a gap, but can be taken back after signal is reached

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Circadian rhythm

Body's sleep cycle

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Genes and behavior

Code of life
Differences and how they weigh on effects of Heredity

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Chromosomes

DNA

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Stages of sleep?

4 types
Beta- awake and alert
alpha-awake but eyes closed, relaxing
Theta-memory and emotions
Delta-deep sleep or coma

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Corpus callosum

Band of axons connected the two hemispheres of the brain

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Classical learning

Takes one or two stimuli to make the event happen

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Operant learning

A punishment or award given for certain behavior

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Social learning

Imitating others and being rewarded or punished

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Reinforcement?

A condition that STRENGTHENS the behavior

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Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

Intrinsic- desire to do something for its own sake
Extrinsic-desire to do something for promised reward or avoid getting punished

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Pigets theory

Cognition. Kids born with basic mental structure

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Accommodation

Expanding our current info to retain new info

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Kohlberg

Thinking over acting

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Absolute threshold

Small amount of stimuli that organism can detect 50%of time

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What is cognition

Mental actives that help us function

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Gestalts perception

Unified whole, whole objects than bits and pieces

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Subliminal messages

Messages to consciences

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Blindsight

Not being able to see other things around you