PSY 165- Medical Treatments of Mental Illnesses
Professor Rick Burns
September 13, 2016
Pharmacology: Summary of Key Points
Basic Principles of Pharmacokinetics
Basic definition of a drug:
i. Any substance that brings about
Chapter 15- Eating Disorders
BODY IMAGE: A PERSONS PERCEPTION OF HIS/HER OWN PHSICAL
Body Satisfaction: the degree to which a person is accepting of, or
pleased with, his or her own physical appearance
Body Dissatisfaction: increases
Unit 11 Quiz One
Chapter Five: Sensation:
- Psychologists differentiate between sensation and perception because
sensation is a process by which our sensory receptors and nervous
system receive and represent stimulus energies from our envi
Unit 11 Quiz Two
- Color Constancy: perceiving familiar objects as having consistent color,
even if changing illumination alters the wavelengths reflected by the object.
- The brain computes the color of an object relative
Unit 8 Quiz 2
- Adolescence: the transition period from childhood to adulthood,
extending from puberty to independence.
Today's researchers have seen that development is life long.
- With improved nutrition and sexual maturity
Chapter 5 Terms
> Anxiety: a fundamental human emotion that produces bodily reactions that
prepare us for fight or flight, anxiety is anticipatory; the dreaded event or
situation has not yet occurred.
> Anxiety Disorder:
Unit Eight Quiz One
- Genetic influences predict roughly 40-50 percent of our individual
variations in many personality traits.
- Parental influence is "enormously powerful in determining w
Unit Six Quiz One
- Psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety
or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
- The difference between normal anxiety and a disorder is that it is not
Thinking and Language
- Cognition: the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing,
remembering, and communicating.
- Cognitive psychologists study these mental activities including the logical
and sometimes illogical ways in wh
Unit 10 Quiz Two
Understanding Sexual Orientation:
- Correlation studies have relieved that there are no links of homosexuality
with issues with parents.
- Fraternal birth order effect: Men who have older brothers are somewhat
Unit Five Quiz One
- Personality: is an individual's characteristic patter of thinking feeling and
- Two Historical Significant Perspectives:
1) Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory proposed that childhood
Unit Four Quiz One
- Our memory allows us to recognize friends, neighbors, and
acquaintances and call them by their names; to do activities.
- Without memory, there would be no savoring joyful moment past, no guilt
or anger over pa
Unit 10 Quiz One
Motivation and Work:
- Motivation: a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior.
- Four Examples of Motives that demonstrate the interplay between nature
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