Emotions, Health and Stress
Theories of emotions
James Lange Theory
The theory proposes that a persons interpretation of a stimulus directly evokes autonomic changes.
The psychological experience of emotion is the individuals percepti
Defining Psychological Abnormality: the 4 Ds
The bio-psycho-social Model
Social and cultural context
The most widely accepted system used to classify psychologi
Sensation and perception
Vision - Different wavelengths are perceived as different colors
Rods and cones
1. When you are outside on a sunny day, and then walk into a darkened room, at first you can hardly see
anything. For example, if people com
What is Psychology?
Major Philosophical Issues
Free Will Vs Determinism
The Mind-Brain problem
Nature Vs Nurture
What Psychologists do?
In teaching and research
Personality is a hypothetical construct that we use in an attempt to understand two noticeable
things about human behavior: The first is that, within an individual, there is a consistency in
behavior from time to time a
Cognition and Language
Studies how the mind
o Organizes perceptions
o Processes information
o Interprets experience
Attention and categorization
A visualization in your mind's eye, often used in daydreaming an
Psychologists define intelligence as
Psychologists define intelligence as the ability to understand and adapt to the environment using a
combination of inherited abilities and learned experiences.
Chapter 11: Motivation
Motivation is described as the conscious or unconscious stimulus, incentive, or motives for
action toward a goal resulting from psychological or social factors, the factors giving the purpose
or direction to behavior
Importance of this stage Brain development, FAS
Infancy: Sensory and cognitive development
Vision and hearing sense develops
Piagets theory of cognitive development
Stages of c
Social Psychology is defined as the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of
individual behavior and thought in social situations.
Morality and cooperation
Story about Heinz:
A Woman is dying
Behaviorists are psychologists who insist that psychologists should study only _
Assumptions of Behaviorists
Ineffectiveness of the mental explanations
Environment plays a powerful role in molding behavior
What is memory?
Memory is the retention of information over time.
Memory is not an all-or-nothing process
Dependence of memory on the method of testing:
Information Processing Model of Memory