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Psyc 110Quiz and Final Exam Study Guide

YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS GUIDE. 1.The quizzes and final exam are "open book, open notes." The maximum time you can spend on a quiz is 45 minutes. On the final you will have 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you have not clicked the Submit For Grade button by the end of the allotted time, you will be automatically exited from the exam. In the final exam environment, the Windows clipboard is disabled, so you will not be able to copy exam questions or answers to or from other applications. 2.You should cl ick the Save An swe rs button in the exam frequently. This helps prevent connection timeouts that might occur with certain Internet Service Providers, and also minimizes lost answers in the event of connection problems. If your Internet connection does break, when you reconnect, you will normally be able to get back into your final exam without any trouble. Remember, though, that the exam timer continues to run while students are disconnected, so students should try to re-login as quickly as possible. The Help Desk cannot grant any student additional time on the exam. 3.See Syllabus "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. 4. Reminders
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You will only be able to enter your online quizzes and final exam one time. Click the "Save Answers" button often. If you lose your Internet connection during a quiz or thefinal exam, logon again and try to access it. If you are unable to enter it again,first contact the Help Desk and then your instructor. You will always be able to see the time remaining in the quiz or final exam at the top right of the page.

5. There are multiple pages on the final exam.


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Make sure you click the "Save Answers" button before advancing to the next page (we also suggest clicking on Save Answers while you are working). Complete all of the pages before submitting your Final Exam for instructor review. Do NOT use your browser's 'Back' and 'Forward' buttons during the final exam. Please use the provided links for navigation.

6. Submitting your quiz or final exam


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When you are finished with aquiz or the final exam, click on the "Submit for Grade" button. Please note: Once you click the "Submit for Grade" button, you will NOT be able to edit or change any of your answers.

7. Quiz and Exam Questions y On each quiz, there are 10 multiple-choice questions each worth 5 points and one essay question worth 10 points for a total of 30 points.

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On the final exam, there are 30 randomly selected multiple-choice questions each worth 5 points and 5 essay questions worth 30 points for a total of 300 points (150 multiple choice points, 150 essay points). The final exam covers all course TCOs and Weeks 1-7. The quizzes only cover the TCOs for that week. The final exam contains 3 pages, which can be completed in any order. You may go back and forth between the pages. The quiz and final exam questions are pooled. This means that not everyone will have the same questions. Even if you do have some of the same questions, they may not be in the same order. These questions are distributed amongst the TCOs. On the essay questions, your answers should be succinct, fully address each part of the question, and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in a concise but complete answer.Most essay questions require answers that are a couple of paragraphs (not a couple of sentences) that directly speak to each part of the question. Some students opt to work on the essay questions first, due to their higher point value and length of time needed to adequately address each question, but this is entirely your choice. Remember to always use proper citation when quoting other sources. This means that ANY borrowed material (even a short phrase) should be placed in quotation marks with the source (URL, author/date/page #) immediately following the end of the passage (the end quote). Changing a few words in a passage does NOT constitute putting it in your own words and proper citation is still required. Borrowed material should NOT dominate a students work, but should only be used sparingly to support your own thoughts, ideas, and examples. Heavy usage of borrowed material (even if properly cited) can jeopardize the points for that question. Uncited material can jeopardize a passing grade on the exam. As a part of our commitment to academic integrity, your work may be submitted to turnitin.com, an online plagiarism checking service. So please be VERY mindful of proper citation.

8. Some of the key study areas are below. While these are key areas, remember that the exam is comprehensive for all of the assigned course content and this study guide may not be all inclusive. The same goes for the quizzes: there may be material on the quiz that was part of the material for that week, but is not specifically listed here in the study guide. y TCO 1 o o o TCO 2 o o o o TCO 3 o o o o o TCO 4 o o o TCO 5

Goals of psychology Seven major perspectives The biopsychosocial model Experimental research methods Descriptive research methods Correlational research methods Biological research methods Genetics Neurotransmitters The nervous system The neural bases of behavior The functions of the components of the brain Understanding sensations The senses Perception

o Consciousness o Sleep and Dreaming o Psychoactive drugs o Meditation TCO 6 o Sources of stress o How stress affects the body o Stress and illness o Threats to health o Health and stress management TCO 7 o Conditioning (classical and operant) o Cognitive-social learning o Biology and learning o Memory o Forgetting TCO 8 o Thinking o Intelligence TCO 9 o Motivational theories o Behavior and motivation TCO 10 o Physical development o Cognitive development o Social development o Culture and development o Developmental challenges TCO 11 o Trait theories o Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic theories o Humanistic theories o Social cognitive theories o Biological theories TCO 12 o Anxiety disorders o Mood disorders o Schizophrenia o Other disorders o Insight therapies o Behavior therapies o Biomedical therapies TCO 13 o Our thoughts about others o Our feelings about others o Our actions towards others o Social psychology for social problems

9. Areas that were discussed in the threads will be prime targets. 10. Assignments will also be prime targets for revisiting.

11. Reviewing the TCOs, which I have listed below for your convenience, will also be a great preparation for the Final Exam.

Given a contemporary research question or issue in the social sciences, such as the question of whether obesity can be linked to mood and anxiety disorders, assess the key theoretical perspectives related to the problem or issue and select the perspectives that best address the problem or issue. Given an intellectual, scientific research question that investigates human behavior and mental processes apply the empirical approach of the social sciences in order to define, analyze, and formulate answers that may support various solutions to the problem. Given any case involving possible biological causes for someone's behavior, such as a substance abuse problem, brain injury, or unusual behavior, analyze the biological foundations of behavior and provide physiological explanations for changes in the person's behavior, emotions, perceptions, and thoughts. Given a particular work or interpersonal situation, such as discussing with co-workers the problems within a department, or talking to friends about the accuracy of an umpire's call in a baseball game, describe the ways different people might perceive the same situation and indicate how perception may affect their beliefs about and reactions to the situation. Given a fellow student, family member, or employee who is having difficulty paying attention or is looking for ways to relax or become more self-aware, analyze the factors that affect consciousness, alertness, and self-awareness. Given an account of a stressful personal or professional situation, identify the sources of the stress, evaluate the impact of the stressors, and identify several stress management techniques appropriate for the situation. Given a task such as training a new employee in a specific job skill, encouraging more socially appropriate behaviors, or encouraging recall of previously learned information, apply the principles of learning to develop a plan for increasing desired behaviors and reducing or eliminating undesirable behaviors or for comprehending material. Given an individual who either struggles academically or maintains high academic achievement levels, assess the potential effectiveness of IQ tests or "culture fair" intelligence tests for indicating the reasons for the person's performance. Given a friend who is lacking drive to succeed or a colleague who is going through varying levels of involvement in, and commitment to, his/her goals, analyze the situation with regards to the factors that influence existing motivational levels, and develop a framework for improving such motivational levels. Given a child who is lagging in motor and language skills, an adolescent struggling with an identity crisis, or an older adult confronting issues related to retirement, assess how research on development and the major developmental theories might explain and help someone cope with these issues.

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Given a need to understand, explain, and interpret someone's behavior, examine the development, structure, and functioning of personality and compare and contrast the major theories including the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach. Given a situation pertaining to a person exhibiting abnormal or maladaptive thoughts/behaviors, analyze the possible biological and social causes of such behaviors, how they are diagnosed by mental health professionals, what type of treatment may be needed, and how society responds to people living with mental disorders. Given a situation depicting social influence, such as pressure to conform to a group, demands for obedience to an authority figure, or the persuasive effects of a commercial, assess the impact and extent of such influence on the behavior of those depicted and on people generally.

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Finally, if you have any questions for me, please post them to our Q&A, or email me. Good luck on the exam!