Psychology Unit 3 Mind, Brain And Body

ambiguous figure – images that are capable of more than one interpretation. There is no "right" way to see an ambiguous figure
occipital lobe – portion posterior to the parietal and temporal lobes, responsible for vision
Reciprocity – Rule of give and take, predictor of attraction.
conservation – the principle (which Piaget believed to be a part of concrete operational reasoning) that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects
Specific (or Low-Road) Transfer – Using a previously learned fact or skill in a different situation in virtually the same way.
Autonomic Nervous System – regulates vital functions
The five-factor model refers to… – basic personality factors
superego – the part of personality that, according to Freud, represents internalized ideals and provides standards for judgment (the conscience) and for future aspirations.
Action Potential – A neural impulse; a breif electrical charge that travels down an axon.
The adrenal glands produce… – the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline
Researchers have long used _____ as a benchmark when making comparisons of healthy diets around the world, and in these comparisons Japan has been found to have a significant advantage over other industrialized countries.
Cued Recall – is the process of retrieving the desired information with the use of specific promts, where order is not important.
John B. Watson – behavioral – published 'Psychology as a Behaviorist Views It". In contrast to psychoanalysis, behaviorism focuses on observable and measurable behavior. With Rosalie Rayner published the Little Albert experiments, demonstrating that fear could be classically conditioned.
Self-regulation – ability to initiate, adjust or stop our actions in order to achieve our goals
self concept – all our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, in answer to the question, who am I?
Latency – emotional drives are quite & unconscious; sexual conflicts are submerged
sexual energy is channeled into social concerns
actor observer effect – you see yourself as a situational influence and that everyone else is just an ass hole
Reseаrchers hаve lоng used _____ аs a benchmark when making cоmparisоns of healthy diets around the world, and in these comparisons Japan has been found to have a significant advantage over other industrialized countries.
Independent Variable – factor or condition deliberately manipulated to determine whether it causes any change in another behavior or condition
outer layer of the brain – cerebral cortex
Expectancy theory – A theory of motivation based on the belief that people's efforts to achieve depend on their expectations of reward

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