Psychology Terms

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Component of attitude formation: what you believe
Component of attitude formation: how you feel about it
Sexual attraction to children under age of puberty
The conscience; holds values and ideas for the self
Arousal to something which has become associated with sex, but is not sex
No interest in sexuality
Need to have feces as part of sexual arousal
External stimuli, then physiological response followed by predicted emotional response
Yielding to social pressure
Tendency to attribute one's successes to personal factors and one's failures to situational factors.
Polygraph assessment which translates arousal into easily understood stimuli, and allows us to monitor our own level of arousal
Requires pain for arousal and orgasm
Boy loves mother and hates father
Piaget's Development Stage 3 (conservation, logical thinking, math)
No erection
Using logic to find a way to justify our behavior or thoughts
Psychosexual stage; satisfaction derived from release
External stimuli, then physiological response and emotional experience happen at the same time
No sweating
Employees like variety and responsibility and should be given challenges and accountability.
Girl loves father and hates mother
Piaget's Development Stage 1 (object permanence, stranger anxiety)
Psychosexual stage; develop fixations based on earlier unresolved conflicts which manifest is adult behavior
The tendency to input less effort or be less likely to assist when there is perception that others are available to pick up the 'slack.'
Distancing from sex
Factors responsible for Milgram obedience:
Ability to withstand immediate reward in favor of long-term reward.
These attributions assume behavior is due to contextual demands or environmental conditions
Erickson (intimacy vs. isolation)
When group members feel pressure to conform to the group and stop critically thinking (to avoid dissention in the group).
Instead of restoring equilibrium, organisms may seek levels of higher arousal (ie thrill-seeking)
Over-analysis of difficult realties
Basedow suggests that this system is responsible for death during the 'boning' process.
Psychosexual stage; satisfaction derived feeding
Jobs should be highly structured and fool-proof with high levels of supervision.
When out of homeostasis, body may generate discomfort, which decreases with behavior that restores homeostasis.
Inability to achieve orgasm even after long attempts
Doing an act for its own sake, pleasure of the act
Causes great pain; general pain disorder
The guiding force or motivation for our behavior is to fulfull our potential.
The beast; only function is to seek pleasure at any cost
Body-wide muscle contractions, focuses around genitals, positioning of uterus, contractions of the cervix
Erickson (initiative vs. guilt)
Erickson (trust/mistrust)
Psychosexual stage; genital related fixation
Learning history can increase the pull of certain stimuli.
Erickson (identity vs. role confusion)
External stimuli with physiological arousal, then cognition, then emotional experience
Piaget's Development Stage 2 (pretend play, egocentrism, language development)
Unexpected touching for sexual arousal
The self; balances other two
Primary motivation comes from outside (external)
Erickson (competence vs. inferiority)
These attributions assume behavior is due to personal characteristics.
Genitals become engorged with blood causing erection and swelling of labia.
Refusal to accept a difficult fact
The tendency to be 'on top of your game' when in the presence of observers. However, social observation can also have the opposite effect.
Use of non-sexual objects for stimulus
Erickson (autonomy vs. shame and doubt)
Changing unacceptable impulses into acceptable
When mistakes are made, we tend to over-estimate the importance of trait variable in others and context variables in ourselves.
One side favors external attributions for their behavior while other side favors internal attribution
Displaying feelings onto an inappropriate target
Assessment on how unconscious mind influences behavior
This group process which states that like-minded groups are more likely to yield more extreme conclusions after group discussion.
Doing an act to obtain an external reinforcer, or avoid a punisher
The guiding motivation in our behavior is unconditional positive regard.
Piaget's Development Stage 4 (abstract thinking)
Need to cause others pain to have sexual pleasure
Period of time required for reinstatement of sexual response cycle.
The process of forming impressions of others
Inferences that people draw about the causes of events, others' behavior, and their own behavior
Cannon suggests that this system's over activation is responsible for death during 'boning'
A way to keep id and superego happy at the same time
Component of attitude formation: what you are willing to do about it
When a victim is blamed for their misfortune, so that one feels less likely to be victimized in a similar way.
Sexual excitement from watching people who don't know they're being watched
Stages of Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome
Displaying behavior typical of an earlier stage of development
Situational pressures can make people obey instructions that go against their belief systems.
Pushing memories into the unconscious to be avoided
Erickson (integrity vs. despair)
Impressions are influenced by three things:
People are less likely to help others when they are in groups than when they are alone.
Contributions to attraction: four things
Subfield concerned with how individuals are influenced by others
Other physiological signs of arousal (breathing, heartrate, flushing...)
Motivation from within (internal)
Attributing your feelings to another
Involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles, especially during times of high anxiety
Erickson (generativity vs. stagnation)
Engaging in an opposite behavior to an 'unacceptable' feeling
Exposing oneself to people who aren't prepared in order to become sexually aroused

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