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

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