How do psychologists study behavior? That depends on whether their purpose is to describe, explain, predict, or change it.
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Paradigms: a set of beliefs or assumptions that is shared by a group.Ways of thinking of Scienc
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What is this course about? Psychology is about behaviordescribing it, explaining it, predicting it, and changing it.
How can I best understand behavior? Through the four themes:
1. Psychology is a science; its goals are to desc
CHAPTER 1 - THE SCIENCE OF
PSYCHOLOGY & RESEARCH
What is Psychology?
Definition: the science that studies
Using the scientific method to study:
The Major Goals of Psychology
Abnormal Psych Study Guide
Define a psychological disorder (3 parts):
Psychological dysfunction: breakdown in cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning
Personal distress/impairment of functioning: difficulty performing appropriate and expect
Define/have understanding such that you can apply it to an example:
involves a disconnect from reality
losing touch with the external worlddream-like state
Acute onset of symptoms
sudden symptoms, abrupt onset in reference to disease
Abnormal Psych Study Guide Exam 3
Gender Identity Disorder: core symptom- dissatisfaction with ones biological sex
o Man trapped in a womans body (vice versa)
o Persons biological sex is inconsistent with his/her sense of identity as male/femal
Runninghead: ANALYSIS OF A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Critical Thinking Paper Analysis of A Beautiful Mind
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ANALYSIS OF A BEAUTIFUL MIND
A Beautiful Mind tells the story of a genius trying to fi
Abnormal Psych Study GuideExam #2
Anxiety: negative mood state characterized by bodily symptoms of physical tension (apprehensive and
Fear: an immediate alarm reaction to danger (sympathetic nervous system activation and present oriented)
This presentation covers material from Module 50, Overview of Personality. It also
includes material from Module 51, Trait Theories, along with material from Module
52, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Theories.
Personality is an organized and dynamic group
This presentation covers material from Module 63, Anxiety-Related Disorders and
Personality Disorders, along with material from Module 64, Suicide.
Anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that covers several different forms of a type of
This presentation covers material from Module 43, Motivation in Detail.
The area of the brain responsible for the regulation of our hunger is that of the
extreme lateral part of the ventromedial nucleus within the hypothalamus.
Stimulation of this parti
This presentation covers material from Module 61, Psychosis, Delusional Disorders,
and Schizophrenia, along with material from Module 62, Mood Disorders.
Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind involving a loss of contact with reality.
This presentation covers material from Module 70, Social Behavior and Cognition.
Social psychology is the study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one
another. It also examines several topics in psychology in a social context. Whereas
This presentation covers material from Module 28, Learning: Classical Conditioning,
along with material from Module 29, Conditioning and Learning: Operant
Conditioning. The presentation ALSO covers material from Module 30,
Conditioning and Learning: Reinf
This presentation covers material from Module 53, Behavioral and Social Learning
Theories of Personality.
Behaviorist approaches are quite different from the other personality perspectives
because they view people as being strictly controlled by their e
This presentation covers material from Module 60, Normality and Psychopathology.
Psychopathology is the study of mental illness or mental distress. It is also used in
reference to the manifestation of behavior indicative of mental illness or various
This presentation covers material from Module 73, Antisocial Behavior.
Antisocial behaviors involve disruptive acts which are typically characterized by covert
and overt hostility (along with intentional aggression) towards other individuals.
This presentation covers material from Module 44, Emotion in Detail.
The autonomic nervous system is part of the PNS that acts as a control for our
visceral functions. The ANS affects our heart rate, respiratory rate, digestion,
salivation, pupillary di
This presentation covers material from Module 42, Overview of Motives and
Motivation is the process by which activities are started, directed, and continued so
that physical or psychological needs or wants are met. It is the force that inspire
This module covers material from Module 72, Prosocial Behavior.
Prosocial behavior involves positive action towards others, which is driven by
empathy for others, the moral values of that person, and a sense of personal
responsibility rather than any pe
This presentation covers material form Module 71, Social Influence.
Social influence involves how behavior is influenced by other individuals and groups.
Three important aspects of social influence are conformity, obedience, and group
influence. Each of
Psychology exam study guide 2
Exam 2 Study Guide
Brain and Behavior
Our bodys neural information system is complexity built from simplicity. Neurons (also
called nerve cells) are its building blocks. In order to determine how our thoughts and
What is motivation?
: A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior.
What is an instinct?
: A complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and
is unlearned. Thus, innate behavior.
Our motivations arise from the interpl
Exam 1 Study Guide
What is psychology?
Why is psychology difficult to study?
Past and current forms of understanding psychology (including introspection,
Freudian Psychology, and behaviorism)
Human biases (hindsight bias, overconfiden
Why is psychology difficult to study?
Past forms of understanding psychology (introspection, Freudian Psychology, and
steps for scientific method
Forms of observation (naturalistic observation, survey, case study, correla
Psychology exam#1 notes for you to study!
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Scientific study of human behavior and mind.
(The term- Study refers to looking for general patterns/principles. Behavior refers
to observable actions. Mind refers to subjective experi
Critical Thinking Assignment 1
There has been a lot of debates of whether children grow up to be the way they are based
on Genetics or the environment. People argue that children grow up based on their genes, or that
children are the way the
Critical Thinking Assignment 2
For the critical thinking assignment, I was asked to do several tasks. After doing these
tasks, it helped me realize how powerful our brains can be to what we can comprehend and see. I
will admit, during some o
Chapter 13- psychology
-locked mental patients in a box
paris: had metal shackles
wanted to remove the shackles and cages
-the mental people improved
any surgery meant to affect mental hea
After a long spell of speculation linking Barcelona and Brazil right back Dani Alves with a move away
from Nou camp, the Catalans were able to secure a longer term for his services. The club posted on
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