Chapter 14- Abnormal Psychology
Defining Psychological Disorders
A. What is Abnormal?
1. The criteria for judging whether peoples thinking, emotions, or behaviors are
abnormal have been called the three Ds: deviance, distress, and dysfuncti
I.LEARNING ABOUT STIMULI
1. Habituation- a simple form of adaptive learning; organisms stop paying attention to
stimuli that are repeated and that don't signal any important environmental events.
2. According to the opponent-process t
Julien Hill, Steven Buscanera
15 June 2016
1. Product Description
In order to develop the solar oven that was utilized in order to execute the cooking process, my
group made use of a cardboard box, aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, black constru
1. Dr. Sawyer is using psychoanalytic therapy, specifically dream analysis in order to help
the patient, Dream analysis allows the doctor to decipher the root of the patients
problem, as certain unconscious desires are revealed durin
Julien Nelson Hill
21 October 2016
The Factor to be tested is the preference of Armadillium vulgare to light or dark environments.
Hypothesis: Based on the laboratory experience with isopods, if Armadillium vulgare are
1. Intelligence is the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to
adapt to new situations. Reification is when one views an abstract concept as a concrete
thing, and it is a reasoning error that occurs w
7 September 2016
Summer Reading Assignment
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body
by Neil Shubin
Neil Shubin takes the reader on a journey into the life of a determined paleontologist
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
1-3. Background information- the author states that there are contrasts between the two
generals, but does not go in depth to explain them yet.
4 to 6. Block comparison of the two generals.
The author goes into detail a
What does the illegality of natural, non-lethal drugs (marijuana, LSD,
Ayahuasca(DMT)say about human nature or the way of thinking in the US?
What does BLM and the modern protests say about the state of the American psyche?
Have we really changed, or is
AP Psychology Midterm Study Guide
History and Approaches to Psychology
a. 1st Psychology Lab
i. Made by Wilhelm Wundt
ii. In Leipzig, Germany
i. Gestalt Psychology
1. Examine a persons total experience because the way we
experience the wo
CHAPTER 7: Human Memory (Weiten Book)
1. What does attention have to do with memory?
Attention is used to focus on certain stimuli or events and these selective focuses are critical in the
CHAPTER 8: LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT (Weiten Book)
1. What are the four key properties of language?
symbolic, semantic, generative, and structured
2. How is language structured?
- Phonemes, morphemes, semantics, syntax
A persons well-being is extremely important in that it can contribute to someones state
of mind or even their own personal health. There are a few theories and beliefs which
psychologists think contribute to someones wel
FRQ #1 & 2
I. The Nervous System - an organ system containing a network of specialized cells called
neurons that coordinate the actions of an animal and transmit signals
1. Neurons - individual cells that receive, integrate, and transmit informati
1. Hallucinogens cause a change in perception of reality, vivid fantasies, loss of identity, an
increase in sensory awareness insightful experiences and euphoria
- side effects: nausea, emotional swings, paranoia, anxiety, and
Adults Repress Childhood Sexual Abuse
There are times when the human brain can act as a sort of defense mechanism. It has the
ability to take certain traumatic and unwanted memories, such as sexual abuse, and store them
July 16th, 1958
I dont remember much about the last five years of my life since I was often in the hospitable.
After that swing set hit me in the head when I was eleven, I would always end up passing out in
the most random of times. They finally gave me s
1. In the picture of Uncle Sam, the U.S. government is attempting to get Americans to enlist
in the army. This piece of propaganda uses the social pressure of obedience because it
tries to tell the people, If Uncle Sam wants you in
CHAPTER 9: INTELLIGENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING (Weiten Book)
1. Why is it wise to be cautious when interpreting test results?
Because interpreting test results poses the issue of a sample and limitations of the
Book Study - Reflective Response
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Psychology Viewpoint: Abraham Maslow
Abraham Maslow is a world renowned psychologist who developed his own personal
outlook on life. He made a name in the psychology field mainly with
Chapter 1, Page 3
The author, Amy Chua, starts her novel with a typical
The reason I chose to read Battle Hymn of the Tiger
list and explanation of what a stereotypical Chinese parent
Mother was because I felt like I could relate to what Amy Chua
Biological Psychology= a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and
Neuron- a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
Sensory neurons - neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors
The ethics of researching the intellects of retired people and sophomores need to be
considered when conducting research. In conducting this research, the plan fails to use random
sampling, which is needed to maximize