Psychology By David Myers 10th Edition Chapter 2

schema – concept or framework that organizes and aids in interpretation of information
Rorschach Inkblot Test – The most widely used projective test, a set of 10 inkblots, designed by Hermann Rorschach; seeks to identify people's inner feelings by analyzing their interpretations of the blots.
Source-monitoring error – A memory derived from one source is misattributed to another source.
fMRI (functional MRI) – a technique for revealing bloodflow and, therefore, brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. fMRI scans show brain function.
defense mechanism – in psychoanalytic theory, the ego's protective methods of reducing anxiety by unconsciously distorting reality
Counseling Psychology – a branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living (often related to school, work, or marriage) and in achieving greater well-being
heritability – a statistical estimate of the proportion of the total variance in some trait within a group that is attributable to genetic differences among individuals within the group.
typically studied using ether adopted children or by comparing identical twins with fraternal twins.
Identical Twins – Twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two, creating two genetically identical organisms.
bienestar subjetivo – felicidad o satisfaccion autopercibida con la vida. se utiliza con medidas de bienestar objetivo para evaluar la calidad de vida de las personas
Although she knows she needs to see a doctor for her symptoms, Sandra keeps putting it off. Sandra's behavior is an example of:
Repression – in psychoanalytic theory, the basic defense mechanism that banishes anxiety-arousing thoughts, feelings, and memories from consciousness.
Sigmund Freud – Founder of Psychoanalysis
amniocentesis – Pierce amnio sac, 1/300 risk of miscarriage.
Althоugh she knоws she needs tо see а doctor for her symptoms, Sаndrа keeps putting it off. Sandra's behavior is an example of:
Heritability – The proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes. The _________ of a trait may vary, depending on the range of populations and environments studied.
homeostasis – general level of normal function; "equilibrium"

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply