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Connectionist models – Cognitive processes depend on patterns of activation in highly interconnected computational networks that resemble neural networks.
Habituation – Simplest form of learning, decreased responsiveness as result of repeated exposure
medulla – base of brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing.
25 Amendment – Provides for presidential succession and filling a vacant office of vice president, if VP dies or his removed from office
blood-brain barrier – brain has thicker walls of bloodstream
somatoform disorder – psychological disorder in which the symptoms take a somatic (bodily) form without apparent physical cause
Gene-Environment Correlation – looks at impact of genotype on environment; 3 types
Gestalt – perception is more than the sum of its parts and studied how sensations are assembled into meaningful perceptual experiences.
Gestalt – perception is more than the sum of its parts and studied how sensations are assembled into meaningful perceptual experiences.
Learning Perspective – emphasizes the effects of experience on behavior
Psychodynamic: Major Theories – Psychoanalytical Perspective on Personality, Psychosexual Stages, The Ego Defense Mechanisms, Structure of Personality (Id, Ego, Superego)
population – all the cases in a group being studied, from which samples may be drawn
evolutionary psychology – the study of the roots of behavior and mental processes using the principles of natural selection.
Defense Mechanisms – Largely unconscious reactions that protect a person from unpleasant emotions such as anxiety and guilt.
Astrocytes – glial cells that bring nutrition from the blood vessels to the neuron
Phobic disorder – A persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that presents no realistic danger.
Cannon-Baird – theory of emotion that says that a stimulus causes simultaneously psyiological arousal and the subjective experience of an emotion
Traits – Stable personality characteristics that are presumed to exist within the individual and guide his or her thoughts and actions under various conditions
Schedule of reinforcement – Determines which occurrences of a specific response result in the presentation of a reinforcer.
feature detectors – cells in the cortex that specialize in extracting certain features of a stimulus

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