Notes: PSYC 101
Building the Human
Part of brain and functions:
Reticular Formation.; network of neurons,
produce arousal during stages of consciousness,
and the ability to focus on tasks without being
Medulla; controls basic
Unconditioned stimulus (UCS) - a naturally occurring stimulus that leads to an
Unconditioned response (UCR) - an involuntary response to a naturally occurring
or unconditioned stimulus.
Self "a person's conscious and unconscious aspects, their personality, cognitions or thoughts
Metacognitive Experience The feelings that emerge while thinking and one interpretation of
Sociometer Theory "Is a evolutionary per
Bystander effect - referring to the effect that the presence of other people has on the decision
to help or not help, with help becoming less likely as the number of bystanders increases.
Fundamental attribution error (actor-observ
Freuds Theory: Parts of Personality
Id - part of the personality present at birth and completely unconscious.
Libido - the instinctual energy that may come into conflict with the demands of a
societys standards for behavior.