Psychology Test #1

  1. Psychodynamic Approach
    unconscious motives and experiences in early childhood govern personality and mental disorders
  2. Behavioral Approach
    only observable events can be studied scientifically
  3. Humanistic Approach
    Humans are free, rational beings with potential for positive growth and are fundamentally different from other animals
  4. Biological Approach
    organism's functioning can be explained in terms of bodily structures and biochemical processes that underlie behavior
  5. Cognitive Approach
    Human behavior can't be fully understood without examining how people acquire, store, and process information
  6. Sociocultural Approach
    to understand human behavior we have to examine influences of social/cultural environment
  7. Evolutionary Approach
    Human behavior can be explained using evolutionary ideas such as adaptation, the drive to reproduce, and natural selection
  8. Corpus Callosum
    a thick band of fibers that connects the hemispheres
  9. Occipital Lobe
    • -located at the back of the head
    • -Primary Visual Cortex: where most visual signals are sent and processed
  10. Temporal Lobe
    -Near temples, under parietal and frontal lobes

    -Primary Auditory Cortex: near top of lobe, processes auditory information
  11. Parietal Lobe
    -Above temporal lobe, in front of occipital lobe

    -Primary Somatosensory Cortex: at front of lobe, receives input from receptors all over the body
  12. Frontal Lobe
    • -at front of head, behind forehead
    • -largest lobe in human brain
    • -Primary Motor Cortex: at back of lobe controls voluntary movement
    • -Phineas Gage
    • -Prefrontal Cortex: area in front of motor cortex= thought to monitor, organize and direct thought processes
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Psychology Test #1