General Psychology-Biology & Behavior

Two main forms of communication in the nervous system Neurons travelling through the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system Neuron A specialized nervous cell that allows for communication throughout the body Dendrites Receive information from other neurons Axon Terminal Transmits a signal Axon Nodes of Ranvier Myelin Sheath Read more…

General Psychology – Chapter 6: Learning

Learning A systematic, relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through experience. Behaviorism A theory of learning that focuses solely on observational behaviors. Associative Learning Occurs when an organism makes a connection, or association, between two events. Observational Learning When a person observes and imitates another person’s behavior. Classical Conditioning Read more…

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 Read more…

General Psychology

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) Read more…

General Psychology 1103 Kearns

External Locus of Control Blaming something else for outcomes Internal Locus of Control Blaming yourself for outcomes Schizophrenia “Splitting of the Mind” Temperament Our innate, biologically based tendency to feel or act in a certain way, whilst personality traits are characteristics that we develop over time Narcissism When has such Read more…

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 Read more…

General Psychology Chapters 14 & 15 test

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Enduring psychological disturbance attributed to the experience of a major traumatic event Re-experiencing PTSD memories, flashbacks, nightmares Physiological arousal PTSD jumpy, jittery, hyper-vigilant Etiology of Anxiety Disorders the cause of anxiety disorders Biological, Conditioned/Learned, Cognitive, Study Biological causes of anxiety concordance rate, neurochemical activity (GABA, seratonin) Read more…

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 Read more…

General Psychology Psy 101 Chapter 5

Sensory Memory Immediate, very belief recording of sensory info. Consists of registers, where we temporarily store incoming sensory info. Iconic Memory Visual sensory register, holds an exact copy of visual input, but for less than 1 sec. sperling full report procedure, report entire matrix, partial report procedure, report 1 row Read more…

General Psychology Chapters 14 & 17 Vocab

Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Health Psychology (p. 472) The branch of psychology that investigates the psychological factors related to wellness and illness, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical problems. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) (p. 472) The study of the relationship among psychological factors, the immune system, and the brain. Stress Read more…

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 Read more…

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; Read more…

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 Read more…

General psychology (drugs)

Drug abuse Causes physical damage or impairs social or psychological functioing Psychological dependence Need it to maintain comfortable psychological sate Physiological/physical addiction Tolerance and withdrawal Stimulates Make you active (caffeine, nicotine,meth, coke) Depressants Calms you down ( tranquilizers, sleeping pills, alcohol) Inhalants Glue, paint, cleaning fluid Hallucigions LSD, marijuana Alcohol Read more…

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 Read more…