Summary: Psychology A Concise Introduction | 9781464193040 | Richard A Griggs

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  • 1 The science of psychology

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  • what are the four major research perspectives?

    1. biological
    2. cognitive
    3. behavioral
    4. sociocultural
  • research perspectives that focus on external factors

    behavioral and sociocultural perspectives
  • Research methods in psychology

    1. descriptive
    2. correlational
    3. experimental
  • inferential statistical analyses

    statistical analyses that allow researchers to draw conclusions about the results of a study by determining the probability that the results are due to random variation. the results are statistically significant if this probability is 0.05 or less.
  • 2 Neuroscience

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  • Where are glial cells responsible for?

    they constitute the support system for the neurons
  • what is a dendrite?

    fibers projecting out of the cell body of a neuron whose function is to receive information from other neurons
  • what is and what is the functie of the cell body of a neuron?

    The part of the neuron that contains its nucleus and the other biological machinery to keep the cell alive and that decides whether or not to generate a neutral impulse in order to pass incoming information on to other neurons
  • Whats the function of a myelin sheath? and where can you find it?

    An insulating layer covering an axon that allows for faster neural impulses
  • what is a neurotransmitter?

    a naturally occurring chemical in the nervous system that specializes in transmitting information between neurons
  • what is a synapse?

    the microscopic gap between neurons across which neurotransmitters travel to carry their messages to other neurons.

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