CHAPTER 18: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
1. Describe what social psychologists do?
Depending on who or what influences our thinking, we may assume the best or the worst in others. Depending on
our attitudes, we may approach them with closed fists or open arms. Socia
Chapter 16 Psychological Disorders
Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
Defining psychological disorders.
Medical Model: the concept that diseases have physical causes that can be
diagnosed, treated, and, n most cases, cured.
Psychological disorder: a
Emotion: a response of the whole organism, involving physiological arousal, expressive
behaviors, and conscious experience.
James-Lange theory: the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our
physiological responses to emotion arousing s
Chapter 12: Motivation and Work
Instincts and Evolutionary Psychology
Motivation: a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
Instinct: a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species
and is unlearned.
Chapter 11: Intelligence
The Origins of Intelligence Testing
Alfred Binet: Predicting School Achievement
Mental age: a measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet;
the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of
Chapter 9: Memory
The Phenomenon of Memory
Memory loss and Memory feats
Flashbulb Memory: a clear memory of an emotional significant moment or
Memory: the persistence of learning over time through the storage and
retrieval of info.
You are likely t
Chapter 8: Learning
Associative learning: learning that certain events occur together.
Learning: a relatively permanent change in an organisms behavior
due to experience.
Classical Conditioning: a type of learnin
Chapter 3 outline.
3. The Nature and Nurture of Behavior
1. Genes: Our Biological Blueprint
1. Chromosomes: threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the
2. DNA: a complex molecule containing the genetic info that makes up the
chapter 2: Neuroscience and Behavior
1. Neural communicationi
1. Biological psychology: a branch of psychology concerned with the links between
biology and behavior.
2. Neuron: a nerve cell: the basic building block of the nervous system
April 28, 2009
Tourette Syndrome (TS)
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by tics. Tics are involuntary,
rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the s
March 25, 2008
The Lost Boy
Get out of my house! I dont like you! I dont want you! I never loved you! Get
the hell out of my house!, (Pelzer 9) The Lost Boy was the novel read about how a
young boy fought against all odds and doubts to
February 12, 2009
Rappaccinis Daughter Test Essay
During the Romantic era it was a common belief for the stories written to have a
similar theme, humans altering nature using science. In Rappaccinis Daughter, by
Primary prevention- attempt to deduce the incidence of societal problems
Secondary prevention-working with people at risk for developing specific problems
Tertiary prevention- keep peoples mental health issues from becoming more severe
April 3, 2008
Assignment 3: Maps
Pamplona, Spain, the main attraction for parties, sex, drinking and of course
bullfighting. Looking for love and excitement, young Spaniards and beautiful women are
filling the streets. On
May 27, 2009
Literary Criticism: Langston Hughes
Theres never been equality for me, or freedom in this Homeland of
the Free. This quote, said by Langston Hughes in his Let America be
America Again, poem that brings out an emotional app
Collective unconscious- carl yungs concept of a shared inherited reservoir of history
Collectivism- giving priority to the goals of ones group, and defining ones identity
Defense mechanisms- the egos protective methods of reducing anxiety, distorting real
a. Extrasensory Perception (ESP): the controversial claim that perception
can occur apart from sensory input.
b. Telepathy: mind-to-mind communication, one person sending thoughts to
another or perceiving anothers thoughts
Achievement motivation- desire for significant accoplishment
Basal metabolic rate- the bodys resting rate of energy expenditure
Drive-reduction theory- physiological need creates an arousal that motivates need
Flow- completely involved consciousness, w/ d
1. Thinking Styles
a. Symour Epstein
i. Rational need for cognition, analytical, effortful (MEN)
1. operates primarily at the conscious level, is intentional,
analytical, verbal, free of emotion
a. associated w/ construction, action
b. negatively associat