Psychology Core Concepts Chapter 3: States Of Consciousness

Infancy – In humans, infancy spans the time between the end of the neonatal period and the establishment of language – usually at about 18 months to 2 years
Independent Variable: – The variable which the experimenter manipulates or controls.
Agonists – Mimics neurotransmitters effects on the receiving neuron
regression – psychoanalytic defense mechanism in which an individual faced with anxiety retreats to a more infantile psychosexual stage, where some psychic energy remains fixated.
modeling – learning through the observation and imitation of others
Retrieval Cues – prompts that help us remember.
naturalistic observations – Method that records behavior in natural environments.
Questionnaires measuring aspects of personality described by Rogers's theory have been devised by researchers.
drive – psychological state that motivates an organism to satisfy its biological needs
Agoraphobia – A fear of public places and open spaces, commonly accompanying panic disorder
Phallic – psychosexual stage; 3-6 years; pleasure zone is the genitals; coping with incestuous sexual feelings
Questiоnnаires meаsuring аspects оf persоnality described by Rogers's theory have been devised by researchers.
Altruism – Unselfish regard for the welfare of others
Strangths – Explains how personality develops throughout the lifespan and many psychologists agree that personality is significantly influenced by experiences in early life.

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