Appsych Psychological Disorders

Psychology – thought, feelings, behavior
Transduction – Conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies, such as sights, sounds, and smells, into neural impulses our brains can interpret.
unconditioned positive regard – When a child is unconditionally loved and respected, even if they are not always perfect; Rogers believed that this is the best type of parenting and the one that will contribute to a positive self-concept;
inter-rater reliability – the data recorded and interpreted the same, or not.
-Did more than one person record and interpret the data, and do they agree?
Epigenetics – The study of environmental influences on gene exspression that occur without a DNA change.
Peripheral Nervous System – All those nerves that lie outside the brain and spinal cord.
Intrinsic Motivation – motivation to perform an activity because of the value or the pleasure that it brings
Developmental Psychology – The scientific study of physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span.
Embryonic stage – The second stage of prenatal development, lasting from two weeks until the end of the second month.
Parietal Lobes – Portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; receives sensory input for touch and body position
Jennifer engages in binge drinking every weekend with her friends, but it is starting to impact her schoolwork. She has considered cutting back, but believes that the fun she gets from drinking with her friends far outweighs her academic issues. The pleasurable experience Jennifer gets from drinking is a(n):
Panic disorder – An anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations,
clinical psychologist – the branch of psychology dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of personality and behavioral disorders.
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Transference – when clients start relating to therapists in ways that mimic critical relationships in their life
Instinct theory (8.20) – The now-outmoded view that certain behaviors are completely determined by innate factors. This theory was flawed because it overlooked the effects of learning and because it employed instincts merely as labels, rather than as explanations for behavior.
placebo effect – Any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo
Deja vu – is the false sense that you have already experienced a current situation.

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