01.02 AP Psychology Terms
Empiricism knowledge comes from experience, and science is strengthened by
observation and analysis rather than opinions.
Structuralism thoughts can be broken down into separate emotions and sensations.
Functionalism focus is on
We have 23 chromosomes pairs = 46 chromosomes.
o 1 pair from the mother and 1 from the father
23rd pair = sex chromosome (mother can only give X, father X or Y, meaning he
determines the sex of baby)
o XY- Male
Meiosis: sex cell reprod
In todays society we live under technology. It is hard not to find someone using their
phones in public now days. Technology is a huge part of the world we live in. Almost everything
we do requires some source of t
Aggression - Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone.
hostile aggression - Aggression that springs from anger; its goal is to injure.
instrumental aggression - Aggression that aims to injure, but only as a means to some other
Prejudice - A preconceived negative judgment of a group and its individual members.
Stereotype - A belief about the personal attributes of a group of people. Stereotypes are
sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information (and some
Persuasion The process by which a message induces change in beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors.
central (direct) route to persuasion Occurs when interested people focus on the arguments
and respond with favorable thoughts.
peripheral (indirect) route to per
Altruism - A motive to increase anothers welfare without conscious regard for ones self-interests.
social-exchange theory - The theory that human interactions are transactions that aim to maximize ones
rewards and minimize ones costs.
egoism - A motive (s
Association areas the location where intelligence and sense are linked in the brain.
BMI-for-age normal bmi for a child depending on age.
Body mass index whats used to measure body fat.
Bone age The age of the bones depending on maturation.
Affectional bond the connection between two people.
Aggression when someone feels the need to harm something because of anger.
Attachments when someone feels safe by another person whos close to them.
Attachment behaviors behaviors that show t
Dec 6 -"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint, boy, and
that voice will be silenced." Vincent van Gogh
If you keep painting you will get better at it dont let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Dec 7 -"There
Neo-europes -colonies in north America, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America where Europeans
had some population. It matters because it opened investments for the Europeans in the 19 th century.
Opium wars wars between china and Great Britain because
Exam 1 Review (50 multiple choice questions)
29 are about anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
OCD; know the difference between obsessions and compulsions
PTSD; know the di
Psychobiological Aspects of Antisocial Personality Diso
Published on Psychiatric Times
Psychobiological Aspects of Antisocial Personality Disorder,
Psychopathy, and Violence
March 25, 2015 | Special Reports , Personalit
Origins of Operant
Conditioning and Behavior
Skinner is the Psychologist
Most associated with this approach
B. F. Skinner
Rewards and reinforcements lead to
increases in behavior
Punishments lead to decrease
Dr. Kristen Neff
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Anger and Therapy
The Nature of Anger
A perplexing emotion
Multilevel ambivalence about its control.
On the one hand,
It is something requiring containment and
On the other,
It is energizing, empowering, signaling,
Emil Kraepelin, MD
Biological and Genetic
Sigmund Freud, MD
Structural Model (1923)
Consists of the instincts and drives
and the energy that they provide
Eros and Thanatos
This is the energy so
By Tim Wallace
Chairwork, or the use of chairs in
therapeutic dialogue, is based on the
belief that there is a healing and
transformative power in:
(1) Giving voice to ones inner parts,
You Bleed Just to Know
Iris The Goo Goo Dolls
There are many terms for it. self-abuse. selfharm. self-mutilation. self-injury. "self-injury" is
the one i usually use, it's the most polite one,
"self-mutilation" is what
A metaphor used to claim that political
conflict is based on sets of conflicting
Frequently implies a conflict between those
Lab in Psychopathology
Dr. William James
Dr. Sigmund Freud
Dr. Carl Jung
Dr. Fritz Perls
Dr. Abraham Maslow
Dr. B. F. Skinner
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A = Activating Event
B = Beliefs
C1 = Consequences Emotional
= Consequences Behavioral
The heart of psychopathology is
thought to be in the beliefs
This is where the useful or
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Persistent and recurrent problematic
gambling behavior leading to clinically
significant impairment or distress, as
indicated by the individual exhibiting four (or
more) of the following in
Ms. G is a 17-year-old high school senior who is
referred for evaluation after she attempted
suicide with an overdose of pills.
Earlier on the night of the suicide attempt, she
had a fight with her mother over a request to