Chapter 13 General Psychology

Altruistic Behavior helping others despite a cost to ourselves Prisoner’s Dilemma a situation where people choose between a cooperative act and a competitive act that benefits themselves but hurts others Diffusion of Responsibility we feel less responsible to act when others are equally able to act Social Loafing the tendency Read more…

General Psychology Unit 1: History

Psychology the scientific study of behavior (and mental processes) philosophy + psychology Rene Descartes Dualism Conarium Voluntary/involuntary behavior Reflexes Nativism John Locke Tabula Rasa empiricism British empiricists Thomas Hobbes Mind can produce voluntary behavior but can work like reflexes. Hedonism “pleasure people” Psychophysiology Measure the translation of energy into a Read more…

General Psychology

psychology comes from two Greek words, psyche, meaning the _______, and logos, referring to ___________. soul; the study of a subject What disciplines gave fruit to psychology? physiology, philosophy Who mounted a campaign to make psychology an independent discipline ? Wilhelm Wundt What year is psychology’s “date of birth”? 1879 Read more…

General Psychology Mid Term Study Guide

Psychology is defined as: a discipline concerned with behavior and mental processes and how they are affected by an organism’s physical state, mental state, and external environment. Wilhelm Wundt established the first psychological laboratory in 1879 in Leipzig, Germany (The birth of modern psychology) Psychoanalysis one of the three early Read more…

General Psychology Chapter 13 Personality

Personality How are individuals different from each other in ways that are consistent that explain affect, cognition, and behavior. Psycho dynamic Theory Levels of consciousness, Motivation, and Development Levels of Consciousness Conscious, Preconscious, and Unconscious. Levels of Motivation Id, Ego, and Super Ego Id Instinct Ego Controls the Id Superego Read more…

general psychology quiz 1 study guide

behavioral genetics studies the inheritance of traits related to behavior behavioral neuroscience examines the biological basis of behavior clinical psychology deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders clinical neuropsychology unites the areas of biopsychology and clinical psychology, focusing on the relationship between biological factors and psychological disorders Read more…