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David G. Myers Chapter Descriptions Elko High School Ap Psychology Assignment

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Psychology
Chapter 1- Identify bias and how scientific attitude is used. It talks about how the scientific method is implemented to study behavior. And how naturalistic observations range from person to person.
Chapter 2- Talks about the use of neurons and how they influence us through chemicals in our brain. Drugs alter neurotransmission by exciting or inhibiting neurons firing. And how the brain works.
Chapter 3- Talks about evolution and how natural selection works. How the behavior of a child can be predicted through the environment and brain development.
Chapter 4- Talks about the development of a new born child. How brain development works and how children can be either the victim or victimizer.
Chapter 5- How perception is an everyday experience. The eye works through a series of bending light to create focus and see colors. We hear through frequencies and the best ones come within the range of a human voice.
Chapter 6- How perception is basically used. And how we pick up motion so quickly. Also, how lightness constancy works through reflections.
Chapter 7- Consciousness is the awareness of ourselves and others. Sleep happens because of our biological rhythms there are two rhythms, 24-hour biological clock, and our 90-minute sleep cycle.
Chapter 8- How we use classical conditioning to learn the basics. How these shapes the behavior of the individual. And how we can understand the knowledge we are given.
Chapter 9- Talks about memory and the how information is processed through encoding. We forget certain things because of an encoding failure.
Chapter 10- We use algorithm which is a step by step procedure to solve get a solution. How we form concepts to...

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