CHAPTER 17: SOCIAL COGNITION
- Social Psychology is the study of how peoples thoughts, feelings, and behavior influence, and are influenced by, the behavior of others.
- Social Cognition is the mental processes associated with peoples perceptions of, and
CHAPTER 3: BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PSYCHOLOGY
- Biological Psychology is the study of the physical and chemical changes of the body which are involved with
behavior and mental processes.
- Brain cells, hormones, genes and other biological factors are direct
CHAPTER 5: PERCEPTION
- Perception: the interpretation process in which sensations are interpreted using knowledge and understanding
of the world into meaningful experiences.
THE PERCEPTION PARADOX
- Perceptions usually happen automatically in the subcons
CHAPTER 6: LEARNING
- Adaptations are your adjustment to new environments and new environmental stimuli.
- The entire process of development, from birth to death, involves a biological adaptation to increasingly
complex, ever-changing environments, using
CHAPTER 7: MEMORY
- We retain and lose a great deal of information throughout our lives, but what is retain is or Memory.
THE NATURE OF MEMORY
- Memory depends on three processes: encoding, storage and retrieval.
1) Encoding is when information is put int
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effect of endorphins (gives
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the activity of many neural
CHAPTER 9: CONSCIOUSNESS
- Consciousness is generally defined as your awareness of the outside world and of your thoughts, feelings,
perceptions, and other mental processes.
- Consciousness is a property of many mental processes rather than a unique menta
CHAPTER 11: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
- Motivation is the factors that influence the initiation, direction, intensity, and the persistence of behavior.
- A Motive is the reason or purpose that provides a single explanation for someones diverse and unrelated
CHAPTER 14: PERSONALITY
- Personality is the unique pattern of enduring thoughts, feelings, and actions that characterize a person.
- Research on personality focuses on the origins or causes of the similarities and differences among
people in their patter
CHAPTER 16: TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
- Psychotherapy is the treatment of psychological disorders through psychological methods.
BASIC FEATURES OF TREATMENT
- Treatments consist of:
- Client (patient)
- Therapist who is accepted as being capabl
The Rwandan Genocide: Finding Meaning in a Time of Chaos
- Social Norms are learned, socially based rules that tell you what people should or should not do in
- Norms are transmitted by adult figures such as