Psychology Study Guide

Psychology Study Guide

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Boost Your grades with this fully illustrated quick-study guide. You will use it from an undergraduate school all the way to medical school.

Audience

Intended for everyone interested in psychology, particularly undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, nursing, and dental students.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Neuropsychology
III. Sensory Systems
IV. Perception
V. Learning and Memory
VI. Thinking, Language, Intelligence
VII. Development
VIII. Personality, Mind, and Social Psychology
IX. Abnormal Psychology
X. Psychoactive Drugs
I. Introduction

Introduction: History | Principles | Scope | Research psychology | Applied psychology | Research methods | Criticism

II. Neuropsychology

Neuron: Axon | Dendrite | Synapse | Neurotransmitters | Action Potential | Postsynaptic Potential

Nervous System Organization: Brain | Spinal cord | Central nervous system | Peripheral nervous system | Somatic nervous system | Autonomic nervous system

Brain Stem: Medulla oblongata | Pons | Midbrain

Diencephalon: Thalamus | Hypothalamus | Pituitary gland

Telencephalon: Brain | Gyri and sulci | Brodmann area | Cerebral cortex | Cerebral hemisphere | Lateralization of brain function | Frontal lobe | Occipital lobe | Parietal lobe | Temporal lobe | Corpus callosum | Fornix

Limbic System: Amygdala | Cingulate gyrus | Fornicate gyrus | Hippocampus | Hypothalamus | Mammillary body | Nucleus accumbens | Orbitofrontal cortex | Parahippocampal gyrus

III. Sensory Systems

Visual system: Eye | Lateral geniculate nucleus | Optic radiation | Visual cortex

Auditory system: Outer ear | Middle ear | Cochlea | Medial geniculate nuclei | Primary auditory cortex

Olfactory system: Olfactory receptor neurons | Piriform cortex

Gustatory system: Tongue | Taste bud | Basic tastes | Primary gustatory area

Somatosensory system: Nociception | Thermoreception | Vestibular system | Mechanoreception | Proprioception | Golgi organ | Muscle spindle

IV. Perception

Perception: Weber-Fechner law | Stevens' power law | Absolute threshold | Just noticeable difference | Psychometric function | Limen

Perceptual Cues: Perceptual constancy | Visual perception | Depth perception | Motion perception

Attention: Top-down and bottom-up information processing | Cocktail party effect | Stroop effect

V. Learning and Memory

Learning: Habituation | Classical conditioning | Backward conditioning | Second-order conditioning | Rescorla-Wagner model | Eyeblink conditioning | Operant conditioning | Sensitization

Memory: Short-term memory | Long-term memory | Working memory | Cortical plasticity | Hebbian learning | Forgetting | Amnesia

VI. Thinking, Language, Intelligence

Thinking: Abstraction | Concept | Mental image | Animal cognition | Problem solving : Algorithm | Heuristic | Reasoning: Deductive reasoning | Inductive reasoning | Abductive reasoning | Analogy

Language: Phoneme | Morpheme | Syntax | Language acquisition | Aphasia: Broca's (expressive) aphasia | Wernicke's (receptive) aphasia

Intelligence: IQ | Stanford-Binet IQ test | Raven's Progressive Matrices | Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

VII. Development

Developmental Psychology: Theory | History | Stages of development | Schools of psychology | Research methods | Theorists & theories

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