Chapter 4a Vocab
androgen insensitivity syndrome
a disorder in which body cells are unable to respond to androgens, resulting in the
feminization of chromosomal males.
a class of hormones that includes testosterone and other steroid hormones. me
Chapter 2 Vocab
a qualitative method that focuses on gathering extensive information about a single person or a
a group of critics of science who argue that reality is constructed through perception and is
Chapter 5a Book Terms
law of effect
the statement that behavior is a function of its consequences. so called because the strength of a
behavior depends on its past effects on the environment. implicit in the law is the notion that
operant learning is an a
Chapter 4b Vocab
a system of ducts occurring in both male and female embryos that forms the basis
for the development of the female internal reproductive system- ovaries, fallopian
tubes, uterus, and upper vagina.
Chapter 6 and 11 Part a Book Terms
the reinforcement of successive approximations of a desired behavior.
a series of related behaviors, the last of which produces reinforcement.
the procedure of establishing a behavior chai
Chapter 6 and 11 Part B Book Terms
the tendency for a behavior to occur in one situation, but not another. also defined
as the tendency for a behavior to occur in the presence of certain stimuli, but not in
Chapter 3 Book Terms
a reflex that is largely innate (eg, not the product of experience). consists of a US and a UR.
a reflex acquired by Pavlovian conditioning consisting of a CR and a CS.
Chapter 9 and 10 Vocab
a person who is sexually attracted to individuals of the same as well as the other gender.
refraining from sexual activity.
the process of recognizing and publicly acknowledging one's homosexual orientat
Chapter 7 and 8 Vocab
an intimate relationship that forms between a caregiver (almost always a mother)
and an infant.
an emotional attachment that develops between primary caregiver and infant within
a few hours/days after birth.
Chapter 5b Book Terms
a motivating operation that decreases the effectiveness of a consequence
(reinforcer or punisher).
AKA reward center, reward circuit. an area of the brain that, when stimulated,