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

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