Psychology Around Us, 2nd Edition Test Bank




Author: Comer, Ronald

Brand: Brand: Wiley

Edition: 2nd


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Number Of Pages: 840

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

Release Date: 07-02-2012

Details: Product description Comer and Gould’s Psychology Around Us demonstrates the many-often surprising, always fascinating-intersections of psychology with students’ day-to-day lives. Every chapter includes sections on human development, brain function, individual differences and abnormal psychology that occur in that area. These “cut-across” sections highlight how the different fields of psychology are connected to each other and how they connect to everyday life. Every chapter begins with a vignette that shows the power of psychology in understanding a whole range of human behavior. This theme is reinforced throughout the chapter in boxed readings and margin notes that celebrate the extraordinary processes that make the everyday possible and make psychology both meaningful and relevant. The text presents psychology as a unified field the understanding of which flows from connecting its multiple subfields and reinforces the fact that psychology is a science with all that this implies (research methodology, cutting edge studies, the application of critical thinking). Review More to Explore: See More Psychology Resources Title Psychology Around Us Psychology in Action Resource Type Textbook Textbook Audience Level Introductory Introductory Pages 840 784 Publication Date February, 2012 June, 2012 Author(s) Ronald Comer & Elizabeth Gould Karen Huffman Imprint John Wiley & Sons John Wiley & Sons Print Book 1118012070 1118019083 Kindle Book B008R0RXIM B006WOJWN4 Edition 2 10 Brief Description Known for hands-on activities and thorough pedagogy, this best-seller is for students who want to apply psychology in the world around them. This text offers students a range of tools to successfully learn the subject, while highlighting psychology as an integrated science. Fun Facts: Facial expressions of sadness and happiness are universal across all cultures, which is related to our evolutionary history. On average, Kipsigis in Kenya walk a month before babies in the United States, and Ache babies in Paraguay being walking a year later than U.S. Children – variations due to cultural differences in parenting. Some theorists believe that women are more likely than men to use both sides of the brain. Adolescents are especially likely to suffer from sleep deprivation. In fact, teenagers today get about 2 hours less sleep per night than teens 80 years ago. Although changes in the functioning of our memories unfold gradually throughout adulthood, specific declines in memory may actually begin in our twenties. Rewards can lead our brains to release natural painkilling neurochemicals called opiates, the same ones responsible for the so-called runner’s high. The leading stressors for college students include having to take multiple tests, enduring finals week, applying to graduate school, being a crime victim, having multiple assignments due the same day, and breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Research suggests that you are just as likely to win a Nobel Prize if you have an IQ of 130 as if you have an IQ of 180. How much do you know about Psychology? What area of research focuses on young children’s beliefs about how their minds and the minds of others work? Theory of mind Metacognition Egocentrism Scaffolding As our brains develop across the lifespan, they: Can be shaped by our experiences after birth Stop producing new brain neurons as we enter adulthood Experience very little programmed cell death in infancy and childhood Complete myelination in childhood Freud suggested that most of one’s personal knowledge is contained in the ___________. Conscious mind Preconscious Subconscious Unconscious Which statement best describes the role of the hippocampus in memory? The hippocampus helps encode procedural memories, but not semantic ones The hippocampus is a “staging area” for the encoding of material into long-term memory The hippocampus is the final repository for long-term memories The hippocampus serves to transfer material from sens


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