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PSYCHOLOGY STUDY GUIDE

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Intended for everyone interested in Psychology, particularly undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, nursing, and dental students..

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Table of Contents:

  • I. Introduction
  • II. Neuropsychology
  • III. Sensory Systems
  • IV. Perception
  • V. Learning and Memory
  • VI. Thinking, Language, Intelligence
  • VII. Development
  • VIII. Personality, Mind, and Social Psychology
  • IX. Abnormal Psychology
  • X. Psychoactive Drugs

I. Introduction

Introduction: History | Principles | Scope | Research psychology | Applied psychology | Research methods | Criticism

II. Neuropsychology

Neuron: Axon | Dendrite | Synapse | Neurotransmitters | Action Potential | Postsynaptic Potential

Nervous System Organization: Brain | Spinal cord | Central nervous system | Peripheral nervous system | Somatic nervous system | Autonomic nervous system

Brain Stem: Medulla oblongata | Pons | Midbrain

Diencephalon: Thalamus | Hypothalamus | Pituitary gland

Telencephalon: Brain | Gyri and sulci | Brodmann area | Cerebral cortex | Cerebral hemisphere | Lateralization of brain function | Frontal lobe | Occipital lobe | Parietal lobe | Temporal lobe | Corpus callosum | Fornix

Limbic System: Amygdala | Cingulate gyrus | Fornicate gyrus | Hippocampus | Hypothalamus | Mammillary body | Nucleus accumbens | Orbitofrontal cortex | Parahippocampal gyrus

III. Sensory Systems

Visual system: Eye | Lateral geniculate nucleus | Optic radiation | Visual cortex

Auditory system: Outer ear | Middle ear | Cochlea | Medial geniculate nuclei | Primary auditory cortex

Olfactory system: Olfactory receptor neurons | Piriform cortex

Gustatory system: Tongue | Taste bud | Basic tastes | Primary gustatory area

Somatosensory system: Nociception | Thermoreception | Vestibular system | Mechanoreception | Proprioception | Golgi organ | Muscle spindle

IV. Perception

Perception: Weber–Fechner law | Stevens' power law | Absolute threshold | Just noticeable difference | Psychometric function | Limen

Perceptual Cues: Perceptual constancy | Visual perception | Depth perception | Motion perception

Attention: Top-down and bottom-up information processing | Cocktail party effect | Stroop effect

V. Learning and Memory

Learning: Habituation | Classical conditioning | Backward conditioning | Second-order conditioning | Rescorla-Wagner model | Eyeblink conditioning | Operant conditioning | Sensitization

Memory: Short-term memory | Long-term memory | Working memory | Cortical plasticity | Hebbian learning | Forgetting | Amnesia

VI. Thinking, Language, Intelligence

Thinking: Abstraction | Concept | Mental image | Animal cognition | Problem solving : Algorithm | Heuristic | Reasoning: Deductive reasoning | Inductive reasoning | Abductive reasoning | Analogy

Language: Phoneme | Morpheme | Syntax | Language acquisition | Aphasia: Broca's (expressive) aphasia | Wernicke's (receptive) aphasia

Intelligence: IQ | Stanford-Binet IQ test | Raven's Progressive Matrices | Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

VII. Development

Developmental Psychology: Theory | History | Stages of development | Schools of psychology | Research methods | Theorists & theories

Developmental Stage Theories: Cognitive development | Attachment theory | Kohlberg's stages of moral development | Psychosexual development | Erikson's stages of psychosocial development | Fowler's stages of faith development | Loevinger's stages of ego development

VIII. Personality, Mind, and Social Psychology

Personality psychology: Nature versus nurture | Eugenics | Personality type | Personality test

Traits Theory: Big Five personality traits | Extraversion and Introversion | Neuroticism | Psychoticism | Conscientiousness | Agreeableness | Openness to experience

Mind: Motivation | Emotion | Stress | Consciousness | Philosophy of mind | Sleep

Social psychology:Intrapersonal phenomena: Attitudes | Persuasion | Social cognition | Self-concept | Cognitive dissonance | Interpersonal phenomena: Social influence | Group dynamics | Relations with others | Interpersonal attraction | Research

IX. Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology: Normal behavior | Abnormal behavior | Mental illness

Anxiety disorders: Phobia | Panic disorder | Post-traumatic stress disorder | Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Mood disorders: Clinical depression | Bipolar disorder | Mania | Seasonal affective disorder

Psychotic disorders: Schizophrenia | Delusional disorder

Cognitive disorders: Delirium | Amnesia | Dementia : Alzheimer's disease | Down syndrome

Dissociative disorders: Dissociative identity disorder

Sleep disorders: Insomnia | Narcolepsy | Apnea | Sleepwalking

Psychotherapy: Psychoanalysis | Cognitive | Cognitive behavioral | Psychodynamic | Existential | Gestalt | Humanistic | Brief | Systemic

X. Psychoactive Drugs

Stimulants: Amphetamines | Cocaine | MDMA (Ecstasy) | MPH (Ritalin)

Antidepressants: MAOI | TCA | SSRI | SSRE | SNRI | NRI | DRI | Opioids

Depressants: Barbiturates | Phenobarbital | Benzodiazepine | Diazepam | Clonazepam | Chloral hydrate | Glutethimide

Antipsychotic: Chlorpromazine | Clozapine | Lithium salt

Hallucinogens: Psychedelics: LSD | Psilocybin | Dimethyltryptamine | Mescaline | Cannabinoids

Dissociative: Ketamine | Dextromethorphan | Nitrous oxide

Deliriants (Anticholinergics): Benztropine | Atropine | Atracurium

Anaesthetics: Diethyl ether | Nitrous Oxide | Propofol | Ketamine | Opioids

Emetic | Antiemetics | Anticonvulsant | Anxiolytic

 

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