I made a list of memory-aid-ish things for the AP psych exam that includes all the people that were considered terms by my teacher. I figured I would share it. NOTE: some of these were taken from user komlin’s guide (here) Best of luck on the exams, guys!
basics John B. Watson: watch your son’s behavior, asshole Wilhelm Wundt: wilhelm came across a bridge (a structure), thought to himself (introspection), and decided he wundt jump William James: james worries about the functions Freud: psychoanalyze this cigar chomping dick head Phineas Gage: phineas won’t be enjoying his summer much anymore B. F. Skinner: don’t reward someone for skinning their friends
biopsych and neurosci dopamine: “Don’t be a dope!” shouted Dr. Parkinson serotonin: sad sarah norepinephrine: no sleep acetylcholine: new ace car for the mailprovider, Alzheimer (transfers messages) endorphins: when you trip on opiates you see dolphins and are happy CAT: x-raying a cat PET: how do radioactive pets function MRI: magnets fMRI: frumious magnets EEG: surfs up (waves) you egg BRAIN BITS cerebellum: coordinated rebels corpus callosum: you’ll be a colossal corpse if you don’t communicate with your other half thalamus: message relay station hippocampus: hippo on campus!! pons: robots dream of electric pounds hypothalamus: thermometer monitors homeostasis amygdala: fear amy reticular formation: ATTENTION FALL IN FORMATION medulla: medusa really gets your heart going Wernicke’s Area: understanding (another) language is only temporary (temporal) unless you practice it Broca’s Area: some people talk before (front) they think sense and perception bottom-up processing: their bottoms stuck out more than your memories of them as a person Weber’s Law: if there’s a really big web in your room, you wouldn’t notice if the spider added another level. if it is small, you will notice. Fechner’s Law: a big earthquake will be perceived as a big earthquake Steven Power’s Law: if it’s got the power it will basically be Fechner’s Law
consciousness and sleep (you best get some) circadian rhythm: cicadas have body cycles
learning John B. Watson: watched his son Albert freak out when he saw white fluffy things Albert Bandura: observe the Bobo beat down reciprocal determinism: we determine our environment and our environment determines us CLASSICAL CONDITIONING: US->UR; NS+US->UR; CS->CR
motivation and emotion Ekam: make expressions james-lange: james was stimulated then had a lange emotional response cannon-bard: when your otp is cannon you feel happy and smile at the same time you NERD Richard Lazarus: Richard overcame his sadness bc everyone called him dick with his positive outlook Alfred Kinsey: don’t frick frack your kin please
development Konrad Lorenz: duck man Harry and Margret Harlow: Harry the Horrible to Baby Monkeys Jean Piaget: piglet needs some cognitive development Lev Vygotsky: social learning gots to come first Erik Erikson: Erik went through a lot of crises Kohlberg: you gotta stay conventional Küber-Ross: stages of death
personality OCEAN: open consciousness extraversion agreeable neuroticism Karen Horney: horn-EYE see needs for affection, a partner, and perfection Alfred Adler: adler = birth order Carl Rogers: humanist and founder of pyschotherapy Carl Jung: the jung like their MBTI
Disorders Phillippe Pinel: good guy (humane treatment) Pinel Thomas Szasz: Tom szasz that labels are used to correct social deviants
Therapies Hans Eysenck: is therapy effective ECT: electricity seizures TMS: magnets (no) seizures
social psych Theodore Newcomb: new campus norms become student norms David Koresch: cult leader Kitty Genovese: don’t get murdered in front of other people, they won’t help you bc bystander apathy
Harlow and Harry spent tonight watching a horror film, Harlows mom never lets her watch them because of how easily she gets scared so in the middle of the night she woke up screaming, it was down to her bestie to calm her down and help her get back to sleep.
Psychologist Harry Harlow had no love for animals, which is actually putting it mildly – he went on record saying that he didn’t care for monkeys, despised cats, and hated dogs. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the animal kingdom by subjecting his laboratory test beasts to brutally extreme methods, including such scientific tools as “rape racks” and “wells of despair” (please note that those terms are the ones used by Harlow himself to describe his own devices).
It’s theorized that Harlow’s unnecessarily horrific research techniques almost single-handedly gave rise to the animal liberation movement, so it’s probably safe to assume that we didn’t get anything useful out of this maniac, right? … While that might be partially true, there was actually a point to Harlow’s gruesome experiments – his research was crucial in the development of modern child psychology.