Psychology Theories

tendency to recall the first items in series – the primacy effect
mirror neurons – located in the motor cortex, active when preparing to make a movement and when watching others perform the same movement; may allow humans to identify with other people, understand and imitate them
Meta-analysis – combination of results of several DIFFERENT studies to strengthen an idea (strength in numbers)
Active teaching – A method of pedagogy where the teacher actively looks for ways to improve the students' knowledge of a subject. Ways of doing this include actively presenting concepts, checking to see if the students understand, and reteaching any trouble areas for the students.
Iris – a ring of muscle tissue that forms the colored portion of the eye around the pupil and controls the size of the pupil opening
Responses to Stress – Physical Problems
Emotional Problems
Cognitive Problems
Action Potential – a neural impulse; a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon.
hippocampus – the neural center in the limbic system that processes explicit memories for storage; (ex. We don't remember our first 3 years because the hippocampus is the last brain structure to develop, yet we still remember how to crawl and eat and breathe)
Which of the following are key areas of student standards identified by the American School Counseling Association?
Nature-Nurture Issue – the controversy over the contributions of biology and experience to an individual, their mental processes, and their behaviors., the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors
Seasonal affective disorder (12.12) – Also know as SAD. This DSM-IV course specifier for mood disorders is believed to be a form of depression caused by deprivation of sunlight.
representative – this kind of sample accurately reproduces the characteristics of the population a researcher is studying
Which оf the fоllоwing аre key аreаs of student standards identified by the American School Counseling Association?
Thats-not-all – Offer at a price then immedietly sweeten the deal.
social psychologists – explore how we view and affect one another
Zero correlation – A value near 0.00 that indicates *no* relationship between the two variables. (Note that this indicates no linear relationship, but there could be a strong non-linear relationship.

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