September 8, 2016
Intro to Psychology
Structuralism: early school of thought promoted by Wundt and Titchener; used introspection to reveal
the structure of the human mind.
Functionalism: early school of thought promoted by James and
October 12, 2016
Gender- the socially constructed roles and characteristics by which a culture defines male and female.
Aggression-any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy.
X chromosome- the sex chromosome found in
September 19, 2016
Environment- every non genetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us.
Behavior genetics- the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on
October 3, 2016
Adolescence- the transition period from childhood to adulthood, extending from puberty to
Puberty- the period of sexual maturation, during which a person becomes capable of reproducing.
Identity- our sen
November 30, 2016
Social psychology- the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another.
Attribution theory- the theory that explain someones behavior by crediting either the situation or the
November 2, 2016
Cognition- all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and
Concept- a mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, and people.
Prototype- a mental image or best exam
October 19, 2016
Memory- the persistence of learning over time through the storage and retrieval of information.
Recall- a measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier, as on a fillin-the-blank test
November 7, 2016
Motivation- a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior.
Instinct-a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned.
Drive-reduction theory- the idea that a physiological nee
November 14, 2016
Stress-the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we
appraise as threatening or challenging.
General adaption syndrome (GAS)- Selyes concept of the bodys adaptive response
December 2, 2016
Becoming president gives anyone a lot of authority over many things once they are
elected. Many presidents always have goals at the top of the head which they wish to make
happen so they can h
Who Moved My Cheese?
Human Growth and Development
Dr. Nancy Soga
In just about every part of our lives change is bound to occur and everyone copes with
change in a different way. Some people see change coming and will prepare for i
What is a mental disorder?
A mental disorder or mental illness is a psychological pattern or
anomaly, potentially reflected in behavior, that is generally associated
with distress or disability, and which is not considered part of normal