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part of the neuron enables greater transmission speed of neural impulses
part of the neuron recieves messages
branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior
nerual impulse, a brief electrical charge that travels down the axon
a historically significant perspective that emphasizes the growth potential of healthy people
father of modern psychology
first women to receive a psychology Phd
a principle that argues that among a range of inherited trait variations, those that lead to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed down
the proportion of variantion among individuals that we can attribute to genes
a person's characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity
the biochemical units of heredity that make up chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein
twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two
twins who develop from separate fertilized eggs
study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using principles of natural selection
a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
fertilized egg; as it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo
agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm
biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior, relatively uninfluenced by experience
a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information
interpreting one's new experience in term's of one's existing schemas
below one's absolute threshold for conscious awareness
information processing guided by higher-level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations
diminished sensitivity as a consequence of constant stimulation
retinal receptors that detect black, white, and gray; necessary for peripheral and twilight vision
the theory that opposing retinal processes enable color vision
a tone's highness or lowness; depends on frequency
focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus
failure to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere
an organized whole from our tendency to integrate pieces of information as a whole
the ability to see objects in three dimensions although images that strike retina are two dimensional
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