Ehs Ap Psychology Unit 2 Research Methods

Pessimism – The assumption that negative outcomes will happen, and often facing them by complaining and/or giving up.
orgasmic disorder (women) – infrequently or never experiencing orgasm
sympathetic nervous system – the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations.
elaborative rehearsal – A memory technique that involves thinking about the meaning of the term to be remembered, as opposed to simply repeating the word to yourself over and over.
GABA – Most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter.
Descriptive – Naturalistic and participant observation: goodall and apes
Case studies: Phineas gage and frontal lope damage
Survey Research
law of similarity – the Gestalt principle that we tend to group similar objects together in our perceptions
achievement tests – tests designed to assess what a person has learned.
Mood Disorders – psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes. See major depressive disorder, mania, and bipolar disorder.
Motivations – A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
What percentage of individuals maintain their New Year's Resolution by the end of January?
Manifest content (5.13) – The story line of a dream, taken at face value without interpretation.
PET Scan (positron emission tomography) – depicts brain energy/activity by showing consumption of sugar glucose. shows active spots
Whаt percentаge оf individuаls maintain their New Year's Resоlutiоn by the end of January?
pitch – auditory experience corresponding to the frequency of sound vibrations, resulting in a higher or lower tone
Early adulthood – Intimacy vs isolation
Variable – Able to assume two or more values (levels)
generalization – the tendency, once a response has been conditioned, for stimuli similar to the conditioned stimulus to elicit similar responses.

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