Ap Psychology Zimbardo Chapter 6

The fact that people usually have too much confidence in the accuracy of their judgments. – overconfidence barrier
actor observer effect – you see yourself as a situational influence and that everyone else is just an ass hole
amygdala – named for its almond shape; part of the limbic system that plays key roles in fear, excitement, arousal, temper, aggression…
attachment – The strong bond (social-emotional) a child forms with his or her primary caregiver.
partial (intermittent) reinforcement – reinforcing a response only part of the time; results in slower acquisition of a response but much greater resistance to extinction than does continuous reinforcement
low-ball technique – Getting someone to commit to an attractive proposition before revealing the hidden costs
democratic – parenting style where decision making is shared between parent and child
Social Desirability Bias – Tendency to respond in a way favored by others
In studies examining the symptoms of menopause across North American and Asian cultures, which was NOT found?
Inhibitory PSP – a negative voltage shift that decreases the likelihood that the postsynaptic neuron will fire action potentials
generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – A disorder characterized by chronic excessive worry accompanied by three or more of the following symptoms: restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.
Hypnosis – a social interaction in which one person suggests to another that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur
When you are awake & attentitive – beta
Latency – psychosexual stage; 6 to puberty; dormant sexual feelings
Perception of Color – Results from reflection of particular wavelengths of the visual spectrum.
In studies exаmining the symptоms оf menоpаuse аcross North American and Asian cultures, which was NOT found?
self help groups (support groups) – a group composed of people who have similar problems and who meet together without a therapist or counselor for the purpose of discussion, problem solving and social and emotional support.

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