Nature of Psychology Check List
Can you define the difference between behaviour and mental processes?
Can you list three differences between psychology and psychiatry?
Can you name and briefly describe five areas of specialism in psychology? (e.g. clinical psychology)
What is Psychology?
Explain behaviourism and who was the founder of this theory??
Can you Explain how psychology rooted from philosophy?
Do you know who introduced dualism?
Do you know what are the classical perspectives that shaped contemporary psychology?
Can you list the contemporary perspectives that shape psychology?
Do you know what pseudo-science is?
Research Methods Check List
What is an experiment? How is it different to a case study?
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data?
What is the difference between a population and a sample?
What is an independent variable?
What is a dependent variable?
Who are the experimental group in an experiment?
Who are the control group in an experiment?
What is an extraneous variable?
List the ethical considerations when conducting research?
What are the ethical rights of animals in research? Was Harry Harlow’s experiment ethical?
Visual Perception system checklist
What is the difference between sensation and perception?
What is the sequence of the characteristics of the visual perception system?
Name the four Gestalt principles?
What is the difference between binocular and monocular depth cues?
Distinguish the following pictorial depth cues and how they indicate depth? a)Linear Perspective b) Texture gradient c) Height in the visual field d) Interposition e) Relative size
What are visual constancies (EG. Size/Shape/Brightness)?
What effect does context have on perceptual set?
What is the Muller-Lyer visual illusion?
Lifespan Development Checklist
Explain the following stages of the lifespan and their age suggestions: a)infancy b) childhood c) adolescence d) early adulthood e) middle age f)old age
Explain the heredity vs environment debate with reference to which has more control over our development?
What is the agreed response to this debate from psychologists nowadays?
What is a longitudinal study? How is it used to study development across the lifespan?
What is a cross section study? How is it used to study development across the lifespan?
What did we learn about the ethical responsibilities of twin studies?
Psychological Development Checklist
Explain perceptual development. What did Eleanor Gibson’s visual cliff suggest?
Explain emotional development. What does attachment theory suggest?
Explain psycho-social development. What did Erik Erikson propose?
Explain moral development. What did Lawrence Kohlberg propose?
Explain cognitive development?
What were Piaget’s four stages his theory proposed?
What is a key cognitive accomplishment?
What is egocentrism? What stage does this occur?
What other key cognitive accomplishments are in the preoperational stage?
Mental Illness Checklist
What is a mental illness? Explain how it is defined through:
e)Socially/culturally inappropriate behaviour
What is the incidence of mental illness in Australia according to the most recent statistics?
What is one example of an anxiety disorder?
What is schizophrenia? What are the symptoms, treatment>
What is dementia? What are the symptoms, treatment?