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AP Psychology: Sensation and Perception
Absolute threshold
Accommodation
Selective Attention
Parallel Processing
In neuroscience and psychophysics, an absolute threshold is d…
involves altering one's existing schemas, or ideas, as a resu…
the process by which a person can selectively pick out one me…
The ability for the brain to process many things at once.
Absolute threshold
In neuroscience and psychophysics, an absolute threshold is d…
Accommodation
involves altering one's existing schemas, or ideas, as a resu…
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AP Psychology - perception
perception
sensation
after image
Depth perception
the process of creating meaningful patterns from raw sensory…
the experience of sensory stimulation
sense experience that occurs after a visual stimulus has been…
ability to perceive the world in three dimensions (3D) and th…
perception
the process of creating meaningful patterns from raw sensory…
sensation
the experience of sensory stimulation
105 terms
AP Psychology
Hindsight bias
Critical thinking
Theory
Hypothesis
The tendency to belove, after learning an outcome that one wo…
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
An explanation using an integrated set of principles that org…
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory.
Hindsight bias
The tendency to belove, after learning an outcome that one wo…
Critical thinking
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
26 terms
Myers' AP Psychology for AP*: Unit 3A
biological psychology
neuron
sensory neurons
motor neurons
the study of the links between biology and behavior
nerve cell, basic building block of the nervous system
carry information from the sensory receprtors to the brains s…
carry information and instruction from brains and spinal cord…
biological psychology
the study of the links between biology and behavior
neuron
nerve cell, basic building block of the nervous system
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AP Psychology
Pons
Medulla
Reticular
Hypothalmus
Sleep
breathing, heart rate, blood pressure
Alertness
Body temperature, hunger, thirst
Pons
Sleep
Medulla
breathing, heart rate, blood pressure
211 terms
AP Psychology Review MIDTERM
absolute threshold
accommodation
acetylcholine (ACh)
acquisition
intensity level at which one can detect a stimulus 50% of the…
the process of modifying a schema to account for new informat…
a neurotransmitter involved in learning, memory and muscle mo…
a process in classical conditioning by which the association…
absolute threshold
intensity level at which one can detect a stimulus 50% of the…
accommodation
the process of modifying a schema to account for new informat…
85 terms
Ap Psychology
John B Watson achievement
John B watson
Wilheim wundt
Edward Tichener
Prove fear can be conditioned and spread to other stimulus wi…
Behaviorist,speared headed the behaviorist movement, was infl…
Structuralist, Attempted to apply scientific principles to st…
Structuralist, applied objective introspection to emotional a…
John B Watson achievement
Prove fear can be conditioned and spread to other stimulus wi…
John B watson
Behaviorist,speared headed the behaviorist movement, was infl…
AP Psychology Module 38
Glucose
Set point
Basal metabolic rate
Insulin
The form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides t…
The point at which an individual's "weight thermostat" is sup…
The body's resting rate of energy expenditure
Hormone secreted by pancreas; controls blood glucose
Glucose
The form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides t…
Set point
The point at which an individual's "weight thermostat" is sup…
50 terms
EHS AP Psychology Unit 14 - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
62 terms
AP Psychology: unit 4
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-up processing
Top-down processing
1) the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous sys…
1) the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informa…
1) analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works…
1) information processing guided by higher-level mental proce…
Sensation
1) the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous sys…
Perception
1) the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informa…
AP Psychology - Development Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Zygote
Embryo
Fetus
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertil…
the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception t…
Developmental Psychology
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
Zygote
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
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AP Psychology: Psychological Disorders
Agoraphobia
Anorexia nervosa
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety disorders
A morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone i…
An eating disorder in which a normal-weight person diets and…
A personality disorder in which the person exhibits a lack of…
Psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persist…
Agoraphobia
A morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone i…
Anorexia nervosa
An eating disorder in which a normal-weight person diets and…
13 terms
AP Psychology
REM Sleep
REM Rebound
NREM Sleep
Night Terrors
Rapid eye movement sleep, a recurring sleep stage during whic…
the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep de…
non-rapid eye movement sleep; encompasses all sleep stages ex…
a sleep disorder characterized by high arousal and an appeara…
REM Sleep
Rapid eye movement sleep, a recurring sleep stage during whic…
REM Rebound
the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep de…
20 terms
Ap psychology
Hindsight bias
Critical thinking
Theory
Hypothesis
Tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one woul…
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
An explanation using an integrated set of principles that org…
A testable prediction often implied by a theory
Hindsight bias
Tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one woul…
Critical thinking
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
20 terms
AP Psychology Module 11
behavior genetics
environment
chromosome
DNA (deoxyribose nucleic acid)
study of relative power and limits of genetic and environment…
every non genetic influence, from pre natal nutrition to the…
threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the…
complex molecule containing the genetic information that make…
behavior genetics
study of relative power and limits of genetic and environment…
environment
every non genetic influence, from pre natal nutrition to the…
39 terms
AP Psychology - Unit 5
consciousness
hypnosis
posthypnotic suggestion
dissociation
our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psycho…
a social interaction in which one person (the subject) respon…
a suggestion, made during a hypnosis session, to be carried o…
a split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and beha…
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psycho…
hypnosis
a social interaction in which one person (the subject) respon…
50 terms
AP Psychology Unit 14 - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
200 terms
AP Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Conception
3 major issues of development
Babinski reflex
Study physical, mental, and social changes throughout the lif…
Physical development begins when sperm fertilizes the eggs
1. Nature vs Nurture... 2. Stages vs continuous process... 3. Stabi…
scrape bottom of baby foot and if its toes flare out, then ne…
Developmental Psychology
Study physical, mental, and social changes throughout the lif…
Conception
Physical development begins when sperm fertilizes the eggs
68 terms
ap psychology
psychology
nature vs nurture
natural selection (Darwin)
biopsychosocial
The science of behavior and mental processes
the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions…
Process by which individuals that are better suited to their…
an integrated approach that incorporates biological, psych, a…
psychology
The science of behavior and mental processes
nature vs nurture
the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions…
1,328 terms
AP Psychology - ULTIMATE AP REVIEW
psychology
4 things you need in psychology
psychological perspectives (7)
empirical method
- the scientific study of behavior and mental processes... - fin…
critical thinking, skepticism, objecticity, curiousity
biological, behavioral, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic,…
learning through observation, data, and logic
psychology
- the scientific study of behavior and mental processes... - fin…
4 things you need in psychology
critical thinking, skepticism, objecticity, curiousity
AP Psychology: Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychologist
Nature vs. Nurture
Cross-Sectional Research
Longitudinal Research
The study of how behaviors and thoughts change over our entir…
Controversy that deals with the extent to which hereditary an…
Research that uses participants of different ages to compare…
Research that examines one group of participants as they age.
Developmental Psychologist
The study of how behaviors and thoughts change over our entir…
Nature vs. Nurture
Controversy that deals with the extent to which hereditary an…
56 terms
AP Psychology Unit 14
Social psychology
alturism
attribution theory
fundamental attribution error
...
...
...
...
Social psychology
...
alturism
...
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AP Psychology: Biological Psychology
Central Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
Sympathetic Nervous System
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Includes the brain and spinal cord. Interneurons. Controls th…
Motor neurons and sensory neurons. Controls feeling, movement…
Controls fight/flight. If over-dominant, can lead to rapid he…
Calms system down. If over-dominant, can result in slow heart…
Central Nervous System
Includes the brain and spinal cord. Interneurons. Controls th…
Peripheral Nervous System
Motor neurons and sensory neurons. Controls feeling, movement…
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AP Psychology Unit 3
Perception
Sensation
Sensory Transduction
Absolute Threshold
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory info, thus…
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Transforming of stimulus energies. Basically sights, sounds,…
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory info, thus…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
AP Psychology: Social Psychology
social psychology
attribution theory
dispositional attribution
situational attribution
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
theory that suggests how we explain someone's behavior by cre…
attributing one's behavior to his or her personality; for exa…
attributing one's behavior to an outside factor; for example,…
social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
attribution theory
theory that suggests how we explain someone's behavior by cre…
83 terms
Ap Psychology
Which endocrine gland regulates body g…
If a professor accused you of cheating…
Epinephrine and nor-epinephrine are re…
The ovaries in females and the testes…
Pituitary
Epinephrine
Adrenal Glands
Endocrine System
Which endocrine gland regulates body g…
Pituitary
If a professor accused you of cheating…
Epinephrine
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AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
64 terms
AP Psychology-Chapter 4
Developmental psychology
Zygote
Embryo
Fetus
Branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and so…
Fertilized egg. Eventually develops into a embryo after 2 wee…
Developing human organism. Considered this from 2 weeks to 2n…
Developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception until…
Developmental psychology
Branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and so…
Zygote
Fertilized egg. Eventually develops into a embryo after 2 wee…
71 terms
AP Psychology
Acetylcholine (ACH)
Dopamine
Seratonin
Norepinephrine
Enables muscle action, learning, & memory. ... TOO MUCH: muscle…
Influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion. ... TOO M…
Affects mood (calm), hunger, sleep, arousal, and pain. TOO MU…
Regulates alertness and arousal (heart rate, sleep, stress, s…
Acetylcholine (ACH)
Enables muscle action, learning, & memory. ... TOO MUCH: muscle…
Dopamine
Influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion. ... TOO M…
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AP Psychology Prologue Test
Who founded psychological science?
2 early schools of thought
Structuralism
Introspection
Wilhelm Wundt
Structuralism and functionalism
The usage of introspection (looking inward) to examine the st…
Refers to looking inward at the deeper meaning rather than wh…
Who founded psychological science?
Wilhelm Wundt
2 early schools of thought
Structuralism and functionalism
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ap psychology
phrenology highlighted the potential i…
The function of dendrites is to
The speed at which a neural impulse tr…
in action potential is generated by th…
specific brain region
receive incoming signals from other neurons
A myelin sheath
ions
phrenology highlighted the potential i…
specific brain region
The function of dendrites is to
receive incoming signals from other neurons
AP Psychology Development Psychology
Zygote
Embryo
Fetus
Teratogens
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertil…
the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception t…
agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the emb…
Zygote
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
Embryo
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertil…
36 terms
AP Psychology Unit 5 - Consciousness
consciousness
circadian rhythm
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep
alpha waves
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
rapid eye movement sleep; a recurring sleep stage during whic…
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state.
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
circadian rhythm
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
AP PSYCHOLOGY
Biopsychology/Neuroscience
Psychology
Evolutionary Perspective
Psychodynamic Perspective
-Biological basis... KEY WORDS: Neuroscience, Neurotransmitters,…
The SCIENCE of mental and behavioral processes
-Based on the ideas of Darwin... -Natural selection... KEY WORDS: I…
**SIGMUND FREUD***... *Influenced by hidden/unconscious drives…
Biopsychology/Neuroscience
-Biological basis... KEY WORDS: Neuroscience, Neurotransmitters,…
Psychology
The SCIENCE of mental and behavioral processes
57 terms
AP psychology chapter 8
emotion
display rules
Lateralization of emotion
James-Lange theory
a four part process involving physical arousal, cognitive app…
cross-cultural guidelines for how and when to express emotions
Different influences of the two brain hemispheres on various…
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of…
emotion
a four part process involving physical arousal, cognitive app…
display rules
cross-cultural guidelines for how and when to express emotions
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AP Psychology Unit 10 - Personality
personality
free association
psychoanalysis
unconscious
an individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling,…
in psychoanalysis, a method of exploring the unconscious in w…
Freud's theory of personality and therapeutic technique that…
according to Freud, a reservoir of mostly unacceptable though…
personality
an individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling,…
free association
in psychoanalysis, a method of exploring the unconscious in w…
61 terms
AP Psychology Chapter 6
sensation
perception
bottom-up-processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
67 terms
AP Psychology Unit 4
sensation
perception
bottom up processing
top down processing
sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent st…
organizing and interpreting sensory information which then al…
Analyzing from small details to big picture or holistic views
analyzing from big picture or holistic view to small details
sensation
sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent st…
perception
organizing and interpreting sensory information which then al…
607 terms
AP Psychology
Emotion (366)
James-Lange theory (367)
Cannon-Bard theory (367)
Two-factor theory (367)
a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological…
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of…
the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously t…
the Schachter-Singer theory that to experience emotion one mu…
Emotion (366)
a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological…
James-Lange theory (367)
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of…
75 terms
AP Psychology Unit 2
hindsight bias
critical thinking
validity
theory
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
the extent to which a test or experiment measures or predicts…
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount o…
hindsight bias
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
critical thinking
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
9 terms
AP Psychology : Module 7
Descriptive statistics
histogram
Central Tendency
mode
Describe a set of data
bar graph
a single score that represents a whole set of scores.
most frequently occurring score
Descriptive statistics
Describe a set of data
histogram
bar graph
562 terms
AP Psychology Vocab Review
psychiatry
clinical psychology
applied research
basic research
a branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders; pr…
a branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats peo…
scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge b…
psychiatry
a branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders; pr…
clinical psychology
a branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats peo…
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Ap Psychology
Central Nervous system
Peripheral Nervous System
Somatic Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
brain and spinal cord
sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of…
the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls t…
part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the gland…
Central Nervous system
brain and spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System
sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of…
63 terms
AP PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 5
consciousness
circadian rhythm
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep (Parado…
alpha waves
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
rapid eye movement sleep; a recurring sleep stage during whic…
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state (st…
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
circadian rhythm
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
21 terms
AP Psychology Unit 11
intelligence test
intelligence
general intelligence
factor analysis
a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and c…
mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experi…
a general intelligence factor that, according to Spearman and…
a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related i…
intelligence test
a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and c…
intelligence
mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experi…
19 terms
AP Psychology Chapter 6
depth cues, such as retinal disparity…
a binocular cue for perceiving depth;…
the ability to see objects in three di…
the controversial claim that perceptio…
binocular cues
convergence
depth perception
extrasensory perception
depth cues, such as retinal disparity…
binocular cues
a binocular cue for perceiving depth;…
convergence
704 terms
AP PSYCHOLOGY FINAL
Structuralism
Empiricism
Functionalism
Experimental Psychology
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
The view that knowledge originates in experience and that sci…
A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
The study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
Structuralism
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
Empiricism
The view that knowledge originates in experience and that sci…
40 terms
AP Psychology - Cognition - Memory
memory
encoding
storage
retrieval
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
the processing of information into the memory system—for exam…
the retention of encoded information over time.
the process of getting information out of memory storage.
memory
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
encoding
the processing of information into the memory system—for exam…
591 terms
AP Psychology Exam - Review
Evolutionary Psychology
Levels of Analysis
Nature vs Nurture
Psychology
How the natural selection of traits promoted the survival of…
Biological... Psychological... Social-cultural... The differing comple…
Biology versus Experience.... The longstanding controversy over…
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes, how hu…
Evolutionary Psychology
How the natural selection of traits promoted the survival of…
Levels of Analysis
Biological... Psychological... Social-cultural... The differing comple…
53 terms
AP Psychology Unit 7A
flashbulb memory
encoding
storage
retrieval
clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event
processing of information into the memory system- for example…
retention of encoded information over time
process of getting information out of memory storage
flashbulb memory
clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event
encoding
processing of information into the memory system- for example…
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