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Exam 3 Review

PSYC 2301


1)      What are the primary ways that most of us learn about sex & sexuality?

2)      What is the “nature vs nurture” debate and how does this relate to sexual orientation?

3)      What is hermaphroditism, intersexuality and the guevedoces?

4)      Is sex addictive and if so, is it because of chemicals?

5)      What is oxytocin and how does it relate to sexuality?

6)      What is the normal human sexual response cycle?

7)      What is the prostate gland and the female “G” spot?  How are they both similar?

8)      How long is the normal gestational period?

9)      What are the 3 stages of gestation?

10)  What are some of the physical changes that the mother-to-be should expect?

11)  What are some of the changes that the father-to-be should expect?

12)  What is vernix, lanugo and fontanelle? (hint: They are not the names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

13)  What is the APGAR scale?  What is APGAR an acronym for and how is it scored?

14)  What temporary reflexes are infants born with?

15)  What are some of the consequences of infants not being held enough?

16)  What are some of the advantages of breast feeding?  What are some of the disadvantages?

17)  List and briefly explain Paiget’s 4 stages of psychosocial development (refer to textbook)?

18)  What is the definition of personality?

19)  How did Freud divide the “mind?”

20)  According to Freud, what are our 2 primary drives?

21)  What are Freud’s 3 mental structures?  What is the function of each and how do they relate to each other?

22)  What is the Pleasure Principle and Reality Principle?

23)  What is the Superego’s primary defense weapon?

24)  Name 4 Defense Mechanisms the Ego uses?  (explain each)

25)  What is psychopathology?

26)  What is the earliest evidence of treatment for psychopathology?

27)  In what ways does demonology and witchcraft relate to psychopathology?

28)  Who were Asclepius and Hippocrates?

29)  What is the Malleus Maleficarum?

30)  How can one identify a witch?

31)  How can one explain the bizarre and unusual confessions of accused witches during the Medieval and Renaissance periods?

32)  What is the typical witch hunt cycle?

33)  What is MPD/DID? How does MPD differ from schizophrenia?

34)  What do 95% of all those diagnosed with MPD have in common?

35)  How can one begin to identify abnormal behavior?  In general terms, what makes something a disorder?

36)  What is the DSM IV?

37)  What are the anxiety-based disorders discussed in class?

38)  What are obsessions?  What are compulsions?  What are some common elements of OCD?

39)  Everyone has minor, irrational fears called phobias.  Know the names and symptoms of the common phobias discussed in class.

40)  Name some personality disorders and their symptoms.

41)   Know about the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia.