Psychology Terms

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

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