General Psychology Flashcards

Chapter 13: Therapy (General Psychology)

Psychotherapy any of a group of therapies used to treat psychological disorders and to improve psychological functioning and adjustment to life Psychoanalysis a type of psycho dynamic therapy developed by Freud; an intensive and prolonged technique for bringing unconscious conflicts into conscious awareness. Free Association in psychoanalysis, reporting whatever comes to mind without monitoring its […]

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General Psychology Terms – Chapter 10: Intelligence (ALL)

Intelligence Mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations. Intelligence Test A method for assessing an individual’s mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores. General Intelligence (g) A general intelligence factor that, according to Spearman and others, underlies […]

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Panola General Psychology; chapter one

Psychology’s intellectual parents are the disciplines of philosophy and physiology. Wundt defined psychology as the scientific study of behavior. The school of psychology that focused on identifying and examining the fundamental components of conscious experience, such as sensations, feelings, and images, was structuralism. In an attempt to learn something about his conscious experience, William looked […]

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Chapter 11 General Psychology

Parenting Styles 1. Authoritarian 2. Authoritative- firm, fair, flexible, willing to change as child grows 3. Permissive- indulgent; can’t say no 4. Conditional Regard- I will only love you if.. 5. Unconditional Positive Regard What is personality? the different ways in which people act, feel, and think ID if it feels good to do it, […]

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General Psychology Comprehensive Exam

The focus of Cognitive psychoogy… Thinking, perceiving, problem solving, memory, language, and information processing Sociocultural psychology is… how ethnicity, religion, and socioeconmic status play a role in the behavior. Independent variable Variable that is manipulated to determine its casual effect on the dependent variable Dependent variable Variable that is measured; it is affected by the […]

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General Psychology Chapter 5

Consciousness an organism’s awareness of internal events and the external environment, varies in its depth and exists along a continuum. Alternate states of consciousness (ASCs) examples are sleeping and dreaming Circadian rhythm a 24-hour sleep/awake cycle NREM sleep non-rapid-eye-movement sleep; one of the four stages of sleep REM sleep rapid-eye-movement sleep; one of the four […]

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General Psychology Ch. 1 & 2 Test. Test 1.

The study of mental activity and behavior. Psychology Functionalism was highly influenced by who and what? Charles Darwin’s work on evolution. who used a wax model to study the brain? Da Vinci what did John Stuart Mill argue in the 1800s? That psychology should be a science of observation and experimentation, NOT PHILOSOPHY what did […]

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General Psychology Answers

What is Psychology? The scientific study of behavior and mental processes Psychology is the most popular major at many colleges and universities … Psychology is? 1. Personally relevant 2. Relevant to us all Psychological science The study of mind, brain, and behavior Mind (Definition) refers to mental activity Brain (Definition) The biological organ and it’s […]

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General Psychology: Psychopathology

Psychopathology Sickness or disorder of the mind. Melancholia Extreme sadness or depression (too much black bile). Etiology Factors that contribute to the development of a disorder. Dementia Praecox Former name for Schizophrenia Multiaxial System The system used in the DSM. It calls for assessment along five axes that describe important mental health factors. Axis 1 […]

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General Psychology – Chapter 1

psychology the scientific study of behavior and mental processes nature inherited biological factors that shape behaviors, personality, and other characteristics nurture environmental factors that shape behaviors, personality, and other characteristics psychologists scientists who study behavior and mental processes goals of psychology 1) describe – describe/report what is observed 2) explain – make sense of whats […]

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General Psychology Chapter 3 Biopsychology

Neuroscience Deals with structure and function of neurons, nerves, and nervous tissue, relationship with behavior and learning Nervous System The network of nerve cells and fibers that transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. Central Nervous System The complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the […]

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General Psychology Final: Chapter 11,12,13,14 Fickle Study guide.

Example on the test is a guy who changes his view based on the speakers being negative so he changes his view to the negative view what is this known as? Conformity Conformity changing one’s own behavior to match that of other people’s. -usually due to pressure to do so. Social psychology branch of psychology […]

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General Psychology Midterm Review-Hill

Psychology the science of behavior and mental processes Positive Psychology a field of research that focuses on people’s positive experiences and characteristics, such as happiness, optimism, and resilience Biological Psychologists Psychologists who analyze the biological factors influencing behavior and mental processes. Cognitive Psychologists Psychologists who study the mental processes underlying judgment, decision making, problem solving, […]

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General Psychology Chapter 3

nervous system The body’s electrochemical communication circuitry. plasticity The brain’s special capacity for change. afferent nerves Also called sensory nerves; nerves that carry information about the external environment to the brain and spinal cord via sensory receptors. efferent nerves Also called motor nerves; nerves that carry information out of the brain and spinal cord to […]

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General Psychology Unit 2- Carskadon

LEARNING a relatively permanent change in an organism’s behavior due to experience Why are we fortunate to be capable of learning? We are able to adapt to our environment. How hard is it to form a new habit? It can take 66 days to form a new habit. BEHAVIORISM the view advocated by the eminent […]

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General Psychology Chapter 13 Test Questions

Psychopathology The scientific study of the origins, symptoms, and development of psychological disorders. Psychological disorder or mental disorder A pattern of behavioral and psychological symptoms that causes significant personal distress, impairs the ability to function in one or more important areas of life, or both. DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) The book […]

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General Psychology Ch. 1 and 13

Psychology the scientific study of mental activity and behavior, which are based on brain processes Critical Thinking systematically evaluating information to reach reasonable conclusions best supported by evidence -reasoning Steps to Critical Thinking 1. What am I being asked to believe or accept? 2. What evidence is provided to support the claim? 3. What are […]

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PSYCH 101- General Psychology Chapter 1

Define Psychology The scientific study of mind and behavior. Define Mind Private inner experience Define Behavior Observable actions of human beings and nonhuman animals. Who was William James? (1842-1910) First to take a scientific approach to psychology. Define Structuralism Analyze the mind by breaking it down to basic components Define Functionalism Study how mental abilities […]

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General Psychology, Chapter 13, Personality

Personality Made up of thoughts, emotional responses, behaviors Adaptive Traits Individual characteristic or pattern of emotional responses and behaviors Consistent over time and across situations Temperment General tendencies to feel/act in certain ways Innate, more stable than personality Can be used to predict personality and behaviors in adulthood Temperament is based on: Activity level (degree […]

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General Psychology Chapter 12 & 13

abnormal behavior Behavior that causes people to experience distress and prevents them from functioning in their daily lives. medical perspective The perspective that suggests that when an individual displays symptoms of abnormal behavior, the root cause will be found in physical examination of the individual, which may reveal a hormonal imbalance, chemical deficiency or a […]

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General Psychology Exam 2 (TCU – Broom)

Sensation process of receiving raw sensory information and sending it to the brain Perception process of selecting, organizing, and making sense of sensory information Psychophysics the study of the relationship between physical characteristics of stimuli and our psychological experience Transduction of air pressure waves into neural messages that the brain reads as meaningful sound Vision […]

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