CliffsAP Psychology by Lori A. Harris

By Lori A. Harris

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half I: Introduction
* concerning the exam--content and format
* pointers on answering multiple-choice questions
* tips about answering free-response questions
* Scoring

half II: topic Review
* background and approaches
* learn methods
* organic bases of behavior
* Sensation and perception
* States of consciousness
* Learning
* Cognition
* Motivation and emotion
* Developmental psychology
* Personality
* checking out and person differences
* irregular psychology
* remedy of mental disorders
* Social psychology

half III: AP Psychology perform Tests
* four full-length perform assessments with solutions and explanations
* Time directions so you'll discover ways to velocity yourself

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David Broadbent (1958) likened attention to a filtering process. According to Broadbent, attention serves as a filter between the intake of sensory information and the processing of that information. If a stimulus is attended to, it passes through the filter to be further processed and analyzed. Broadbent also suggested that attention is an all-or-nothing process such that if we are currently attending to one stimulus or piece of information, we are unable to attend to anything else. More recent research suggests this is not the case.

One’s observable and describable traits and characteristics are referred to as one’s phenotype. One’s phenotype is thus shaped by one’s genetic makeup in addition to experiences throughout life. A great deal of research points to the importance of genetic influences on human thought, behavior, and emotion and there is no doubt today that a number of mental illnesses (including depression and schizophrenia) have at least some genetic origin. In addition, a number of genetic disorders have been identified over the years, including Down syndrome (caused by an extra 21st chromosome), Huntington’s disease (a genetic disorder that does not manifest until middle age, but leads to significant mental retardation after the age of 40), phenylketonuria (a genetic disorder that leads to mental retardation) and more.

A true normal distribution has a mean, median and mode that are the exact same number. When the mean is higher than the median and mode, it is called a positively skewed distribution. When the mean is lower than the median and mode, it is called a negatively skewed distribution. 2. D. 34. 89. 0. 00 boundary. 89. 3. A. A null hypothesis supposes that no relationship exists between the independent variable and the dependent variable. The other options are examples of either a research or alternative hypothesis.

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