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

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