Abnormal Psychology lecture 7

Abnormal Psychology lecture 7 - Abnormal Psychology 9/14/11...

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Abnormal Psychology 9/14/11 The contributions of behavioral and cognitive science Cognitive science: how we acquire, process, store and retrieve information Conditioning and cognitive processes o Learning involves complex cognitive and emotional processes o Facilitates the learning of relationships among events in the environment Learned helplessness Learning that occurs when we encounter conditions or situations that we have no control over “if my behavior has no effect in the environment, then I give up” o Stop trying to cope with situation One “decides” or “thinks” that they have little control over life situations/stressors o May or may not be true o Can lead to depression Social learning: o Modeling and observational learning (we learn by watching others in their environment) Cognitive Science and the Unconscious o Implicit memory- person cannot recall past events despite acting in response to them Repression o Studied through Stroop tests (color words written in different colors)
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