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 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 Read more…

General Psychology chapter 13

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 Read more…

general psychology ch 3

consciousness our awareness of ourselves and our environment. cognitive neuroscience the interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition. dual processing the principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious . blindsight a condition in which a person can respond to a visual stimulus without Read more…

General Psychology Exam 2 (Chapter 4)

Consciousness Awareness of external events/internal sensations while under condition of arousal. Metacognition Thinking about thinking. 5 Levels of Awareness 1. Higher – controlled processing. 2. Lower- automatic processing and daydreaming 3. Altered States- can be triggered by drugs, fatigue, trauma, fever, meditation, sensory deprivation, and possibly hypnosis 4. Subconscious- brain Read more…

General Psychology Test #5

Panic Attack Discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, which usually peaks within 10 minutes. Panic Disorder A psychiatric disorder in which debilitating anxiety and fear arise frequently and without reasonable cause. Agoraphobia Fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment. General Anxiety Disorder Severe, ongoing Read more…

General Psychology Test #3

CHAPTER 9 Bell shaped curve 100 is an average score on the IQ test, 1% scores off the chart good, and poorly. To the left is the score of 70 (intellectually challenged, or disabled) cognition the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating information cognitive areas of research Read more…

General Psychology-Prologue

applied research scientific study that aims to solve practical problems basic research pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base behaviorism the view that psychology should be an objective science that studies behavior without reference to mental processes biopsychosocial approach an integrated approach that incorporates biological, psychological, and Read more…

General psychology test 1

Psychology The study of behavior and mental processes Goals of psychology Description, explanation, prediction, Control Who was an early proponent of functionalism and what is functionalism? William James The theory that focuses on how the mind allows people to function in the real world. Who developed the first psychological laboratory? Read more…

General Psychology EXAM ONE (Ch. 1,2, and 3)

Psychology Scientific Study of Behavior & Mental Processes. Clinical Psychologist Focuses on treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrist Specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. Goals of Psychology To Describe: – Describe or Report what is observed. To Explain: – Organize and Understand Read more…

General Psychology Module 1 and 2

What is Psychology? (Module 1) Psychology is a science that studies behavior and the psychology and mental processes associated with behavior. The profession that applies this science to practical problems. The Roots of Psychology (Module 2) Traced back to the ancient Greeks and Philosophy. Became a scientific discipline in late Read more…

general psychology

Learning A process that produces a relatively enduring change in behavior or knowledge as result of past experience. Conditioning the process of learning associations between environmental events and behavioral responses. Classical conditioning the basic learning process that involves repeatedly pairing a neutral stimulus with a response-producing stimulus until the neutral Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

General psychology chapter 14

Deinstitutionalization The mass movement of patients with psychological disorders out of mental insitutions and the attempt to reintegrate them i to the community Biomedical therapy Drugs and other physical interventions that target the biological processes underlying psychological disorders; primary goal is to reduce symptoms Psychotherapy “Talk therapy”: a treatment approach Read more…