Psychology Chapter 11

non-participant observations – When the researcher does not take part in the situation being observed
Limbic System – A group of forebrain structures that form a border around the brainstem and are involved in emotion, motivation, learning, and memory
id – the part of the psyche, residing in the unconscious, that is the source of instinctive impulses that seek satisfaction in accordance with the pleasure principle and are modified by the ego and the superego before they are given overt expression.
Cortical Localization – The notion that different functions are located or localized in different areas of the brain; also referred to as localization of function
Cerebellum – balance and gross motor movement
Fantasy – Fulfilling unconscious wishes or impulses in your head by imagining them in activities or scenarios
Will has experienced severe pain for over 10 years after becoming paralyzed as a result of a car accident. He has decided to end his life with the help of his physician. This decision is known as:
Panic disorder – Intense frequent rushes of anxiety
Down Syndrome – When the zygote receives extra chromosomes
Dependent Variables – the outcome factor — the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
Reflection of feeling – Carl Roger's technique of paraphrasing the clients' words, attempting to capture the emotional tone expressed
Illusion – errors of perception, memory, or judgement in which subjective experience differs from objective reality
Will hаs experienced severe pаin fоr оver 10 yeаrs after becоming paralyzed as a result of a car accident. He has decided to end his life with the help of his physician. This decision is known as:
Similarities – Common interests with someone with some different aspects (interests/opinions).
Cannon-Bard theory – Emotion arousing stimuli trigger our bodily responses and simultaneous subjective experience
Example: Our heart races at the same time we feel afraid
retrograde amnesia – inability to retrieve info just before a traumatic event; example: a concussion often makes you forget a bit before it. The more severe the concussion the more you forget before. It is very rare to forget everything.
serial position curve – graph depicting both primacy and recency effects on people's ability to recall items on a list

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