Psychology Midterm

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Psychology Midterm
2011-10-18 00:40:11

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  1. Circadian Rhythum
    our own body rhythm that tells us when to wake
  2. Seasonal Rythm
    Seasonal Affective Disorder
  3. EEG
    Measures Brain Waves
  4. Beta Waves
    when you are awake/alert
  5. Alpha Waves
    awake/relaxed(eyes closed)
  6. Stage one
    can awaken in 1st 20 minutes
  7. Stage 2
    20 minutes- sleep spindles
  8. Stage three
    45mins in- delta waves
  9. stage Four
    Night terrors
  10. REM Rebound
    making up sleep in the following night
  11. Sleeping Patterns
    Awake 1234321 REM 12321 REM 12321 REM 121 REM
  12. REM
    Rapid Eye Movement
  13. Klein-Levin Syndrome
    Sleeping for several days on end
  14. Hypnophobia
    fear of going to sleep
  15. Insomnia
    not able to sleep
  16. Narcolepsy
    Sudden fallling into sleep in middle of the day
  17. Nightmares
    Dreams associated with frightening things.... twd morning hours
  18. Night Terrors
    1st Stage 4
  19. Lucid Dreams
    Being able to control dreams
  20. Freuds Explanations
    • Manifest content: story of dream/plot
    • Latent Content: interpretation of dream
  21. Manifest Content
    Story of dream/plot
  22. Latent Content
    Interpretation of dream
  23. 3 Explanations of Dreaming
    • Freudian-manifest & latent content
    • Problem Solving
    • Neural Activity
  24. Variables of Proxemics
    gender, age, culture, fashion
  25. neurotransmitters
    chemical messengers that cross the synaptic gaps between neurons. When released by the sending neuron, neurotransmitters travel across the synapse and bind to receptor sites on the receiving neuron, thereby influencing whether that neuron will generate a neural impulse.
  26. synapse
    the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron. The tiny gap at this junction is called the synaptic gap or synaptic cleft.
  27. sensory neurons
    neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord
  28. interneurons
    neurons within the brain and spinal cord that communicate internally and intervene between the sensory inputs and motor outputs.
  29. motor neurons
    neurons that carry outgoing information from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles and glands.
  30. medulla
    the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
  31. spinal cord