Def. of Social Psych- The scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in a social context.
The power of social context- social context does not have to be real or present; even the implied or imagined presence of others can have effects on
Racism-prejudice and discrimination based on a persons race. Sexism-Prejudice and discrimination based on a persons gender. Stereotype-belief or association that
links a whole group of people with certain traits or characteristics. Prejudice-negative feel
Self-concept: the sum total of an individuals beliefs about their attributes.
Self-schema: beliefs about oneself that guide the processing of self-relevant information.
Nonhuman animals: Gordon Gallup places animals in rooms with big mirrors, after severa
You've probably heard people talk about "defense mechanisms," or ways that we protect
ourselves from things that we don't want to think about or deal with. The term got its
start in psychoanalytic therapy, but it has slowly worked its w
Psyc 2301 Final Exam Review
100 Multiple Choice Questions
4 Choices for each question
Select the BEST answer.
Based on Objectives in the Student
5. One-two que
Final Exam Review, pt. 5
Chapters 9 & 10
Abnormal Behavior *
A psychological disorder, causing
distress, disability, or dysfunction.
Defined symptomatically by the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV-TR)
Common language and standard criteria f
Final Exam Review, pt. 4
Chapters 7 & 8
STRESS & HEALTH
General Adaptation Syndrome
Three stage response to long-term stress.
1. Alarm *
Body releases stress hormones,
2. Resistance *
Body adapts to threat; tries to return to normal
Final Exam Review, Pt. 3
Chapters 5 & 6
The ability to store and retrieve
information over time.
Information Processing Theory
The mind is similar to a computer with input,
processing, and output.
Process of putting information into memory
Final Exam Review, Pt. 2
Brains, Body, &
Neurons (nerve cells)
transmit & receive neural impulses
Cell Body (soma) *
Nucleus, keeps cell alive
to another neu