Psych 202 Assignment
FAT: Embracing Your Body
I attended the second part of the FAT Discrimination Series at the Womans
Center on Wednesday the 7th. This wasnt really a presentation but a large discussion
about what it means to be fat, or uncomfortable in
Throughout the term Ive learned a lot of about psychology. From the first
philosopher psychologists, motivation and emotion, social psychology, self and personality to
PSYCHOLOGY 1/31 NOTES
Gender Difference in Emotional Intelligence
Women generally score higher in EQ
Men and happy expressions
Hard to fake happiness.
Nothing is wrong even when it looks wrong
Positive messages = more powerful (power operationalization
November 5, 2016
Denial: Avoiding something that causes you stress and or anxiety. Not accepting that something
Example: Taylors cat just died. She refuses to believe it and keeps
Week 10 Packet
Last week we learned about psychological disorders. Now, we will explore the treatments that
exist to help people who experience such disorders.
Truly effective behavior modification treatments include procedures that insure
Terms for Psych 202 Final
aggression: Behavior with the purpose of harming another.
frustration-aggression hypothesis: suggests that animals aggress when their
desires are frustrated.
cooperation: Behavior by two or more individuals that leads
Week 8 Packet
This week, we will be learning about stress and how it can impact our health. This topic tends to be a
favorite among students because it is so relevant. For many of you, "student" is just one out of many roles
that you play. Each role comes
What are the bases of perceptions, thoughts, memories, and feelings, or our
How does the mind usually allow us to function effectively in the world?
Why does the mind occasionally function so ineffectively in the world?
Q: Why does the m
There are 200 points to be earned on this exam. I built the exam with one eye on the
study questions for each lesson. I tried to distribute questions fairly evenly across lesson
weeks. The exam covers material from Lessons 7, 8, 9, and 10. Those lessons i
Week 9 Packet
This week we will be discussing psychological disorders. This is an interesting topic - but please
remember that these disorders affect people. You and your peers may experience one or more of the
psychiatric disabilities that
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Denial- disregarding unfavorable facts.
Repression- burring source of discomfort inside you behind other thoughts.
Projection- Placing your flaws onto other people in order to make yourself feel superior
Reaction Formation- Using overem
Social Relations Notes:
Nature and Nurture of Aggression-Violent behavior that is intended to cause psychological or physical harm, or both, to
another human being.
Two types: Hostile aggression and Instrumental aggression
Social influences on a
Birth of Behaviorism
-Sigmund Freud: the father of psychoanalysis.
-Best known for his tendency to trace many psychological problems back
to sexual issues.
-Began asking patients to express any and every thought they had that
Chapter 11 Notes
Gross National Happiness (vs. GNP)
GNH is a better measure of well-being than GNP
What makes people happy?
Urge to move toward ones goals; to accomplish tasks
Needs (precede drives)
Psych 202 Chapter 2 Notes:
Conducting Psychological Research:
Common Sense and Logic
-Science must combine logic with research and experimentation
-NOT just common sense
Example: Its common sense that being overweight is bad for your health
and that diet
Two defining conditions
o Manipulation of a predicted cause (independent variable) and
measurement of the response (dependent variable)
o Random assignment of participants to control and experimental conditions
(so each person has an
Intro to Psychology Notes:
What is psychology?
-Scientific study of thought and behavior
-Clinical practice is based on science
-Both a social and biological science.
Subdisciplines of Psychology
o Study of the links amon
Breaking New Ground: The Universality of Facial Expressions of Emotion
-Expressions vary across cultures and could only be understood in their
-Common to all human beings and can be seen in cultures all over
Who said: give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified
world to bring them up in and Ill guarantee to take any one at random.
ANSWER John B. Watson
Jordan was thinking about how similar his girlfriend and mom were.
-The Philosophy of Empiricism
View that all knowledge and thoughts come from experience
-The Psychophysics of Human Perception
First scientific form of psychology
Laboratory studies of the
Social Behavior Notes:
Things to think about:
Why do people conform to be something they arent?
Why do people risk their lives for other people?
Why do people join cults?
Why does it hurt to feel left out?
Social Psychology: The study of how liv
Week 7 Packet
Humans have evolved for group living. Chapter 13 covers many outcome pieces of this evolution,
describing what we know (or think we know) about social behavior.
Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner, & Nock point out how some of these pieces have evolve