Behavior Modification Project Part
The first step in changing a behavior is to accept the responsibility for your health and make a
commitment to change. Once you have identified behaviors youd like to change, you need a
Adolescence and Adulthood
What concerns do people face in adulthood?
Stages of Individual Development
Emphasis on self, others, culture
Stages= goals, pitfalls, depends on previous
(Behavioural view and Social view)
Vocabulary in Behaviorism
Stimuli: an object, event, or thing
Elicited: bring forward, make happen
Discrimination: to choose, decide, tell the difference
Conditioned: force, or join two things together that woul
Information processing model of memory
Holds sensory information, visual, sound, etc., for a second
just long enough to perceive it.
Depends on perception; must detect & assign meaning (i.e. body temp.)
Large capacity. We perceive everything, but
Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
We all say it, but what is it?
a category of abstract events, or objects that share similar features.
Example: Yesterday, future, democracy, Islam
ASPECTS OF CONCEPTS
Defining attribute: wing, flies, feather
Principles of Development
We develop at different speeds
Development is orderly
Development is gradual
Maturation & Interaction
(Nature & Nurture)
Nature & Nurture
Heredity imposes limits on what you can be
Psychology: Theoretical Models
How is psychology conducted?
What is a theoretical model?
A theoretical model is a WAY to understand what we see. It tells us where to look, what to do,
and in what way we can intervene. It also involves certain beliefs abou
What is consciousness?
Everything we are aware of at any given time: sound, sight, thoughts, feelings, sensations,
perceptions of what is going on outside of us
Perception of Pain
Gate control theory: only the strongest sensory messages are delivered to t
Social Cognitive models
Locus of Control (LOC): How we make sense of what happens to and around us
Locus of Control: The degree to which you believe you have power over events in your life. A
person with an internal LOC believes they can influence events
What is psychology?
It is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
Behavior: anything that we do, i.e., talk, sleep, eat, blink, read, .
Mental processes: anything going on inside the head, i.e., think, feel happy (emotion) or cold
The Human Nervous System
The Brain (F-POT)
Match name of the brain lobe and its function:
A. Parietal lobe
B. Occipital lobe
C. Temporal lobe
D. Frontal Lobe
4. touch, pressure