Exam 1. Study Guide
- How do we define abnormal behavior?
o Criteria for determining abnormality
- Biological psychology
o Neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin, gaba, glutamate)
o Areas of the brain (e.g., frontal lobe, occipital lobe,
Nonverbal Communication and Emotions
mental state or feeling associated with a an evaluation of our
Combination of physiological arousal, facial expressions, gestures, and postures, and subjective feelings
tied to our a
Attachment: strong emotional connection with who we feel closest
Contact Comfort Monkey Study: Harlow Monkey studiesnourishment or comfort? One wire mother with food and other
with terry cloth, spent most time with terry cloth mothe
What is psychology?
Psychology- the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
Level of analysis-rungs on a ladder
Multiply determined- produced by many factors
Individual differences- explains how we respond in cert
1. Obsessive compulsive disorders are characterized by a pattern of compulsive or
repetitive behaviors that are associated with significant personal distress or impaired
a. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
2-3 percent of the population
Why has the patient become ill?
And why now?
Panic attack: "The unthinkable that happens in the body."-> Listening, to establish a meaningful narrative
and then going onto treatment.
Models and paradigms: perspectives used to explain phenomena.
The most extreme and deep-seated psychopathologies.
1. Psychosis: significant deficits in "reality testing"
a. Does one have the capacity to see and respond in a consistent manner.
b. Distorted capacity to perceive and understand (but not necessarily co
1. Core Questions:
a. Why do individuals hurt themselves?
Survival: Preservation of the self/saving he self by eradicating the vessel
Those who really want to die wont breathe a word. Saying something
shows ambivalence and is an attempt t
a. An unpleasant emotion characterized by a general sense of danger, dread, and
b. Panic attacks: Very dramatic/can be very humbling/traumatic, even.
You cannot be rid of the experience of anxiety.
You lose al
The phenomena of stress:
Stressor: External/internal event that creates demands on the psyche.
Stress response: Individual's reactions to the demands
Physiological, emotional, cognitive correlates
General Adaptation Syndrome:
1. Defining Mood and Mood Disorders
a. The continuum between normal and abnormal mood.
Mood variation is expectable, normal, and important in response to
internal and external events.
Range and intensity = "amplitude".
The importance of context
The Power of the Caregiver
Power of mindfulness
How do we define normal/abnormal within childhood or different age groups.
You cannot treat children like adults.
Symptomatology presents differently than
Skinny Sweepstakes: The Adolescent Top Model?
In this article by Hara Estroff Marano, she discusses anorexia and the need to be skinny
in this society. She also touches bases on the adolescent affects, and how cultur
Chapter 16: Psychological and Biological Treatments
Overview of Today
What Is Psychotherapy?
Common Features of Therapy
Common Therapist Techniques
Types of Therapy
o Insight Therapies
o Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches
August 23, 2016
Behaviorism to understand human behavior, one need consider only reinforcing
effects of environment
-ignores cognition & feelings
Construal the way in which people perceive, comprehend, and interpret their social
Winner takes all
looser takes none
welcome to educational
Isnt this fun?
The games can get hard
and then they're confusing
an ultimate guard
is the concept of loosing
High school is strive
Since 2011, the organisers of Art Basel Miami Beach have
teamed up with the Bass Museum of Art to host a free outdoor
sculpture exhibition in Collins Park, dubbed the Public sector of the
fair. Nicholas Baume, the director and chief curator of the Public
My least favorite book was Fahrenheit 451.
I would not recommend this book to my peers
because it was not interesting. Fahrenheit 451
was not interesting to me because it seemed
too unrealistic. It was hard for me to feel
emotional connections with the ch
Themes Present Throughout The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas
and The Lottery
The The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas
by Ursula K. Le Guin have similar themes to their stories, and both authors portray the hars
5 questions for Ishmael:
Why would you want to go through
the woods alone? I would ask this
because I know that I would be too
scared to be alone.
How did it feel to be separated from
your family? I would ask this because all
of my family members ar
Although it is challenging at some times, I think it is important to accept others
differences in your home, school, or any other country because that is respect and good
relationships are developed. Giving in to something you dont agree with can be hard,
The Median Is the Message
Broadway Morey Boogie, With Over 100 Blocks of Public Art
IF Con Ed were in the market for a mascot, this could be it.
Looking like a cross between Pac-Man and a public utility vehicle, Lars-Erik Fisks artwork was dropped
The Picture of Dorian Gray Essay
Although it seems Oscar Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray to criticize the
self-involved, living out of pleasure type of people, he actually wrote this novel to portray
the positive aspects of such a
Fahrenheit 451 ended when Montag and his
friends who have all memorized a certain
book, go and try to rebuild their corrupt city.
If I could give this book an alternate ending I
would have Faber wake up from a dream.
Faber dreamt of everything that happen
Japan invades china: Chinese army led by Jiang Jieshi
Mussolini attacked Ethiopia
Hitler reoccupies troops in Rhineland
Rome-Berlin axis- Mussolini and Hitlers alliance
Axis powers- Germany, Italy, Japan
Spanish civil war- led by Francisco Franco, Nationa
Panic disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to stressful events. Panic
disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. Symptoms of panic
disorder include sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as
Psych Exam 2 Study Guide
Learning-permanent change in behavior that occurs through experience
Forms of learning:
Cognitive Models of Learning
Habituation: responding less s