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
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
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
-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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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