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Semester Exam Review. AP Psychology University High School 2012-13. Today’s Plan. Announcements Unit 7-8 Exams Check grades on TUSD Stats ASAP In-class assignments posted on website Semester Exam reminders Carondelet Neurological Institute Brain Academy Review for Semester Exam

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    1. Semester Exam Review AP Psychology University High School 2012-13

    2. Today’s Plan • Announcements • Unit 7-8 Exams • Check grades on TUSD Stats ASAP • In-class assignments posted on website • Semester Exam reminders • Carondelet Neurological Institute Brain Academy • Review for Semester Exam • Important names • Important brain structures • Also, be familiar with: • Research methods (all of it) • Basic principles of sensation • Sleep • Classical & operant conditioning • Memory • Theories of emotion

    3. Semester Exam Reminders • Exam is worth 150 points in total • Broken into two parts: • Periods 1 & 3: • Part 1: Monday, December 17 • Part 2: Wednesday, December 19 • Periods 2, 4, & 6: • Part 1: Tuesday, December 18 • Part 2: Thursday, December 20 • Cheat sheet rules: • One piece of 8.5 x 11” paper, both sides • Anything you want • Can be typed, handwritten, or any combination

    4. Semester Exam Essays: AP Style • James was the lead in the school play. It was opening night. Mr. Ramirez, the director, asked James if he was ready to go on and reminded him about a few last-minute changes in the script. • A number of thoughts and feelings came over James as the curtain went up. James became anxious when he saw all the faces of the audience members. Then he saw his mother, who is a professional actress, sitting in the front row. James could not relax. • At that instant, he saw his psychology teacher in the audience. He knew that he needed to use the concepts learned in her class to make sense of these thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. • Describe how each of the following concepts might help James give a strong performance: • State-dependent memory • Arousal theory • Positive reinforcement • Selective attention • Imagery • Social facilitation • Sensory adaptation

    5. Neurons, Neurotransmission, Mapping the Brain, & Brain Structures • Neurons • Dendrites • receptors • Nucleus • Cell body • Axon • Myelin sheath • Schwann cells • Nodes of Ranvier • Terminal branches/terminal buttons • vescicles • Neurotransmission • action potential & resting potential • neurotransmitters • acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, GABA, glutamate, endorphins • agonists vs. antagonists • Mapping the Brain • Brain damage examples (Phineas Gage, H.M.) • EEG • CT scan • PET scan • MRI & fMRI • Brain Structures • Brainstem • Medulla • Pons • Reticular Formation • Cerebellum • Thalamus • Limbic system • Amygdala • Hippocampus • Hypothalamus • Corpus callosum • Cerebral cortex • Frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital lobes

    6. Important Names to Know From Fall Semester • Hippocrates • John Locke • Rene Descartes • Wilhelm Wundt • William James • Sigmund Freud • Anna O. • Phineas Gage • H.M. • Franz Mesmer • Edward Thorndike • Ivan Pavlov • B.F. Skinner • John Watson • Albert Bandura • Wolfgang Kohler • Donald Sperling • Herman Ebbinghaus • Elizabeth Loftus • Clive Wearing • Benjamin Whorf • Noam Chomsky • Paul Broca • Carl Wernicke • Genie the Feral Child • Abraham Maslow • Paul Ekman