Research Method and Design
Survey (question), interview(one on one), case studies(watch a group)
Correlation (has an effect)
Experimenta (has something done) vs Control (nothing)
Why Study Psychological Disorders?
Clinical Psychology-an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge to understand,
treat, and prevent psychological disorders
Psychopathology-psychological or mental disorder
When does a psych problem
Is Stress a part of Life?
Explain-goal of psychology, to answer questions of how and why people respond differently to stress
Predict-goal of psychology, to answer questions of what can happen in the future
Change-goal of psychology, to answer questio
B110 Final Reflection Paper
Miguel Lozano Jr.
Darwin, the father of evolution is credited to the saying survival of the fittest. Part of
survival is being compared to others and coming out on top as th
Negative Reinforcement- Removal of an unpleasant event strengthens the behavior it follows.
Learning- Relatively permanent change in behavior or knowledge that is due to experience.
Vicarious punishment-punishment that is experienced by someone you are ob
How do we develop through our lives?
Change-an indicator that something is different than it was before
Areas of development-three broad types of change in development across time, includes
physical, cognitive, and psychosocial
Time-change that is me
Social Situations-actual, imagined, or implied presence of others that influences peoples
thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Social Psychology-branch of psychology that seeks to describe, explain, and predict how
What is personality?
Personality-persons reliable pattern of thinking, feeling, and doing
What do most people want to know about personality?
Dialect Pairs-opposing ideas that serve to expose the essential questions of a discipline
DISCUSSION QUESTION 1
messages expressed by
All behavior has communicative value
B110 Chapter 10 Review
Cause of Disorders
Disease caused by biological dysfunction
Each disorder has 3 criteria
Specific Cause (etiology)
Common behavioral indicators (symptoms)
process of stating what behaviors are occurring and when- describe
in the strange situation, child is does not get upset when parent leaves, avoids parent
when parent returns, does not prefer parent over lab assistant- avoidant attachment
type of parentin
What moves our behavior?
Motivation-the forces that activate and direct behavior
Emotion-a complex internal state that involves physiological, cognitive, and behavioral components
How do instincts motivate my behavior?
What is Language?
Language vs. Communication- differences and distinctions between symbol systems and
methods of conveying information
Semantics-feature of language that has to do with meaning
Phoneme-smallest unit of sound that can distinguish one wo
Anterograde amnesia-inability to create new memories
Medial temporal lobes-hippocampus and surrounding structures.
Prefrontal cortex-part of frontal lobes, area involved in working (or short-term) memory; implicated in
higher executive functions such as r