Class19_Personality+and+Mental+Disorders

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Psyc 1101 Personality July 22, 2010
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Business Final Exam Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 am in room 250. Don’t forget to post experimetrix hours by this Friday, July 30 at 11:59 pm.
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Class Outline Quiz Review Social Psych Review What is personality? How are mental disorders classified? Questions about the exam Closing thoughts
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Quiz Review: Question 1 Myelinization: increasing amount of white matter
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Quiz Review: Question 1 Synaptic Pruning: Synapses used are preserved, those that are not are lost
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Quiz Review: Question 2 Harlow’s Monkeys -not just food that leads to attachment Strange Situation Task -different attachment styles in human infants.
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Quiz Review: Question 3 Conservation -failure to conserve quantity Object Permanence -objects exist even if they can not be seen. Theory of Mind -set of beliefs employed when trying to make sense of own behavior or behavior of another.
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Quiz Review: Problems with Piaget Does everyone go through each stage in the same order? Little room for individual or cultural differences in development. Brain is developing at the same time.
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Social facilitation Common view that the mere presence of other people might influence your performance… Cockroaches Pool players
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Social loafing Under what circumstances does the presence of others decrease our own efforts? Results on group level (maze drawing).
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Social Facilitation versus loafing Facilitation Observers of individual performance Increased arousal, better performance on simple tasks, worse on complex (compared to no observers) Loafing Little attention to individual performance Increases as task difficulty/complexity increases
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Bystander Intervention Kitty Genovese Experiment with seizures But… more likely to help week following bystander intervention lecture. Dependent variable was helping within 2 minutes. Alone: 80% 2 other people: 60% 4 other people: 40%
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Asch Studies
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Participant agrees with group even if the answer of the group is clearly wrong. One factor is group size Larger group leads to more conformity As task gets harder, more conformity. Not totally illogical, as groups do tend to
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Summer '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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