OAR Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Sensation: the process by which we detect stimuli and convert them into neural signals,
Psychophysics: measures our experience of sensory stimuli.
OAR Chapter 15: Social Psychology
Social psychology: the study of how other people influence our thoughts feelings and actions.
Social cognition: how we think about and interpret ourselves and others.
OAR Chapter 11: Motivation and Emotion
-Theories of Motivation
Three major biological theories
Drive: the body's need for homeostasis.
Arousal: need for novelty and complexity.
Maslow: hierarchy of needs
OAR Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
-Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreaming
Consciousness: awareness of its own self and surroundings exist along a continuum.
Controlled processing: High awareness.
Sleep, dreaming, anesthesia and coma: l
OAR Chapter 9: Lifespan Development I
Development psychology: the study of age related changes in behavior.
Maturation: development governed by automatic, genetically predetermined signals.
Critical period: period
OAR Chapter 6: Learning
-Learning: Change in behavior or mental process. Relatively permanent.
-Classical Conditioning: learning through pairing a stimulus with a response.
-John B Watson: behaviorist_behavioral generalization. Baby alb
OAR Chapter 10: Lifespan Development II
-Social, Moral and Personality Development
Attachment: innate or learned
contact comfort: the most important factor in attachment.
-Ainsworth: Strange Situation Procedure
Four key patterns: secure