Psych Lecture- May 30th
Continuation from last class.
-Group differences in testing that has nothing to do with intelligence but can drastically alter the
results of the tests: ex, social/cultural bias & stereotype threat and self-fulfilling prophecies. (
PSYCH 102- MAY 13 NOTES
Descriptive statistics: to summarize and examine the sampled data
Mean: average Value
Median: middle value
Mode: Most frequent observation
Outliers: Odd/uncharacteristic observations
Range: difference b/w max a
PSYCH 102- MAY 20 LECTURE
Emotional bond forms between child and its caregiver: this relationship is called
attachement. Early in life, the attachment b/w guardian and child, it is VERY strong.
How does this happen?
In some animals, the fir
PSYCH 102 JUNE 1
- Psychosexual Stages of Development: (Freud)
Important parts of personality develop from which you derive sexual pleasure from.
Oral Stage: (0-18) from breast feeding. moves onto the next level. And that ease
of transition or lack of eas
Psych lecture- June 3
1) Mind Management:
- Repression: not dealing with the stressor, ignoring it. In some
cases the more we repress the bigger the stressor occurs.
1) Acceptance- accepting the idea that this stressor exis
PSYCH 102- MAY 11 (LECTURE 2)
Evolution of the field of psychology
Structuralism : complex idea and breaking it down into simpler components. [ Ex: Sadness,
using introspection as a tool to examine and identify what makes up sadness. There are
Psych Lecture- June 6th
*Very much like major depression but differ in time component and intensity
Major depression and dysthymia: onset and course:
MDD: onset mid 20s
Life time risk: 10-25% (f) and 5-12%(M) this difference co
Psych June 13th
Tendency to do what other people do.
Eg: Fire alarm; we often discredit what our own actions impact on others, in the case of
the fire if we leave it creates leadership.
going with the flow conformity
Psych- June 15th
Stanford Prison Study (1971) : (zimbardo)
Stanford Psychology basement made into a prison for a 2 week study.
Brought a group of random individuals who were psychologically healthy
Subdivided randomly into prisoners and guards
Psych June 10th
- Exploring the causes and consequences of interpersonal behavior
- Social behavior, social influence, social cognition
- *why do people do what they do and why do people think what they
Social Decisions and help
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Social Psychology: the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
Attribution Theory: the theory that we explain someone's behaviour by credi
Motivation and Work
a need or desire that:
a) energizes behaviour
b) directs it towards a
Why are we motivated to do anything?
Theories of Motivation
Stress and Physical Health
energy is mobilized away from the
immune system more vulnerable
Stress and AIDS
Accelerate progression from HIV AIDS
Psychosocial programs improve course of HIV/AIDS
for Extra Credit
Stress and Health
Leading Causes of Death in Canada
Leading Causes of Death in Canada
Half attributed to peoples behaviour!
Effects of .
Stress-related health-risk behaviou
Questions from Last Class
Categorical vs. Dimensional Diagnosis
Common and uncommon phobias
of people 80
Being Mice Flying Being Spid
Emotions involve bodily responses
Butterflies in our stomach
Neurons activated in the brain
Autonomic Nervous System
Mobilizes us for a action
Respiration increases and supplies more
Classifying Psychological Disorders
DSM-IV (1994) and DSM-IV-TR (2000)
Personality Disorders, Mental Retardation
General Medical Conditions
Psychosocial and Environmental Problems and
The normal/abnormal difference:
categorical or dimensional?
What are the criteria for abnormality?
Unconventionality and Statistical Rarity
A mix of:
1) physiological activation
2) expressive behaviours
3) conscious experience
Focus our attention and energize out action
Strongest when we have strong want/need
to avoid or obtain
Midterm 2 grades will be posted by Tuesday
Where have we been?
History of Western Treatment
Bedlam/St. Mary of Bethlehem (1700s)
Patients tortured and mistr
Eight types of intelligence
1. Analytical Intelligence: assessed by
2. Creative Intelligence: adapting to novel
situations, generating novel ideas.
Terms defined in the book
are highlighted in red
Studying For Exams: Priorities
1. Material in both lecture and textbook
2. Material in only lecture
3. Material in only the textbook
Note. Focus on understanding and being able to
In Defense of Psychoanalysis
The scientific legacy of Sigmund Freud:
Toward a psychodynamically informed
- Psychological Bulletin (1998)
Unlike Freud, focused on positive
potential of people
Adjusting ones behavior or thinking to
comply with a group standard
The chameleon effect (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999).
Reasons for Conformity
1) Normative Social Influence
2) Informative Social Influence
Group Pressure and Conformity