Psychology 101: Cognitive Processes, Motivation, and More
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Psychology 101: Cognitive Processes, Motivation, and More

Test your knowledge of psychology fundamentals, covering cognitive processes, motivation, emotion, personality theories, research methods, psychological disorders, and memory and intelligence. Explore the intricacies of the human mind and behavior!

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According to the concept of bottom-up processing, raw sensory data is processed into higher-level cognitive processes.


Sustained attention is the ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously.


Intrinsic motivation is driven by external rewards or pressures.


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an example of a trait theory of personality.

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Correlational studies are a type of experimental research method.

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Phobias are a type of mood disorder.

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Procedural memory involves the storage and retrieval of skills and habits.

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Gardner's multiple intelligences theory states that there is only one type of intelligence.

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Delusional disorder is a type of psychotic disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality.

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Fluid intelligence involves the ability to apply learned knowledge and experience to solve problems.

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Study Notes

Cognitive Processes

  • Perception: the process of interpreting and organizing sensory information from the environment
    • Bottom-up processing: raw sensory data → higher-level cognitive processes
    • Top-down processing: higher-level cognitive processes → raw sensory data
  • Attention: the ability to selectively focus on certain stimuli or tasks while ignoring others
    • Types: divided attention, selective attention, sustained attention
  • Memory: the process of encoding, storing, and retrieving information
    • Types: sensory memory, short-term memory, long-term memory
  • Learning: the process of acquiring new knowledge, behaviors, or attitudes
    • Types: classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social learning

Motivation and Emotion

  • Motivation: the driving force behind behavior, influencing the direction, intensity, and persistence of actions
    • Types: intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation
  • Emotion: a complex psychological and physiological state, influencing behavior and decision-making
    • Primary emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise
    • Secondary emotions: jealousy, guilt, shame, pride

Personality Theories

  • Type Theories: categorize individuals into distinct personality types
    • Examples: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Type A and Type B personalities
  • Trait Theories: describe personality in terms of stable, enduring patterns of behavior
    • Examples: Big Five personality traits (OCEAN), Eysenck's three dimensions
  • Psychoanalytic Theories: emphasize the role of the unconscious mind and early childhood experiences
    • Examples: Freud's psychoanalytic theory, Jung's analytical psychology

Research Methods

  • Descriptive Research: aims to describe and summarize existing phenomena
    • Methods: surveys, case studies, correlational studies
  • Experimental Research: aims to establish cause-and-effect relationships between variables
    • Methods: laboratory experiments, field experiments
  • Quasi-Experimental Research: combines elements of descriptive and experimental research
    • Methods: natural experiments, quasi-experiments

Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders: characterized by excessive fear or anxiety
    • Examples: generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder
  • Mood Disorders: characterized by disturbances in mood or emotional state
    • Examples: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders: characterized by a disconnection from reality
    • Examples: schizophrenia, delusional disorder

Memory and Intelligence

  • Memory: the process of encoding, storing, and retrieving information
    • Types: declarative memory (facts), procedural memory (skills)
  • Intelligence: the ability to learn, reason, and solve problems
    • Types: fluid intelligence (reasoning), crystallized intelligence (knowledge)
  • Theories of Intelligence: attempt to explain and measure intelligence
    • Examples: Gardner's multiple intelligences, Sternberg's triarchic theory

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