Contemporary Personality Theory Notes:
txt: characteristic pattern of behavior or a disposition to feel and act , as assessed by selfreport inventories and peer reports
txt: statistical procedure that has been used to identify cluste
Humanistic Perspective Notes:
txt: one of the ultimate psychological needs that arises after basic physical and
psychological needs are met and self-esteem achieved; the motivation to fulfill one's
Infant and Child Development Notes:
txt: immature at birth=neural networks grow increasingly more complex.
frontal lobes grow fast for motor skills
association areas (memory, language) are the last cortical areas to develop
Educational Psychology Notes and Terms:
Orderly, adaptive changes we go through between conception and death and remain for a
reasonably long period of time.
Changes in body structure and function over time
Adult Development Notes:
how many years since you were born
how you feel how old you are
how is your body functioning
memory, intelligence, cognitive skills
discrimination against oth
Feminist Therapy Notes:
When this theory came about
a shift happened when many female psychotherapists spoke out against traditional
views of mental illness
feminist or gender sensitive therapy
developed in response to criticisms that traditional
Prenatal and Newborn Development Notes:
txt: fertilized egg; it enters a 2 week period of rapid cell division and develops into an
a fertilized egg with 46 chromosomes (23 from egg, 23 from sperm)
txt: the developing human organism fr
_ are the two types of white blood cells that
are part of the body's immune system.
_ is the clogging of the vessels that nourish
the heart muscle, and is the leading cause of death
in many developed countries.
Coronary heart disease
_ is Frie
Sexual Orientation in Psychology Notes:
directionallity of ones sexual interests
-not defined by sexual activity but by romantic interest
erotic nature with members of same sex or opposite
Psychoanalytic Perspective Notes:
the underlying cause within the person of individual behavior and experience
txt: individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting
Freud's method for treating mental disorders
An _ is a response of the whole organism,
involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive
behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.
The _ proposes that our experience of
emotion is our awareness of our physiological
responses to emotion-arousin
_ is unjustifiable negative behavior toward a
group and its members.
The _ is the tendency for people to believe
the world is just and that people therefore get what
they deserve and deserve what they get.
The _ includ