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DefinitionName of definition-
an illusory correlation that occurs after exposure to only one unusual behavior performed by only one member of an unfamiliar group
any behavior that seeks to convey some image of self or some information about the self to other people
the proposition that positive emotions expand an individual’s attention and mind-set
the idea that people judge something as good or bad by asking themselves “How do I feel about it?”
the tendency to overestimate the link between variables that are related only slightly or not at all
the ability to predict one’s emotional reactions to future events
he tendency to believe that a particular chance event is affected by previous events and that chance events will “even out” in the short run
attention directed at the self
study of political organization and institution, especially government
the desire to learn favorable or fl attering things about the self
a broader term for mind, encompassing emotions, desires, perceptions, and all other psychological processes
knowledge structures that represent substantial information about a concept, its attributes, and its relationships to other concepts
a desire to get feedback that confi rms what the person already believes about himself or herself
focuses on the positive, such as how your teeth will be stronger and healthier if you brush and floss them every day
the statistical tendency for extreme scores or extreme behavior to be followed by others that are less extreme and closer to average
putting obstacles in the way of one’s own performance so that anticipated or possible failure can be blamed on the obstacle instead of on lack of ability
the simple desire to learn the truth about oneself, whatever it is
imagining alternatives that are better than actuality
keeping track of behaviors or responses to be regulated
the idea that emotion has two components: a bodily state of arousal and a cognitive label that specifies the emotion
belief that one’s actions will not bring about desired outcomes, leading one to give up and quit trying
focuses on the negative, such as the potential for getting cavities if you do not brush and floss your teeth every day
the finding that items gain in value to the person who owns them
the tendency to ignore or underuse base rate information and instead to be influenced by the distinctive features of the case being judged
how favorably someone evaluates himself or herself
the ability to perceive, access and generate, understand, and reflectively regulate emotions
the proposition that the bodily processes of emotion come first and the mind’s perception of these bodily reactions then creates the subjective feeling of emotion
the idea that feedback from the face muscles evokes or magnifies emotions
the tendency for plans to be overly optimistic because the planner fails to allow for unexpected problems
branch of psychlogy that foucses on umportant diference between individuals
e physical world around us, including its laws and processes
for something to be the cause of a behavior, it must be present when the behavior occurs and absent when the behavior does not occur
the active phase of self-regulation; willpower
kids that ware 11 months older play with younger ones, giving them an advantage and making the sport more fun
a self-concept that emphasizes what makes the self different and sets it apart from others (self vs culture)
when the activation of a focal goal the person is working on inhibits the accessibility of alternative goals
person's inner thoughts and feeling (self related)
an attribution theory that uses three types of information: consensus, consistency, and distinctiveness
Some people prefer to postpone hard decisions and keep their options open as long as possible
imagining alternatives to past or present events or circumstances
performing an activity because of something that results from it
knowledge structures that define situations and guide behavior
pple make decisions more based on how they expect to feel rather than on the basis of a logical and rational analysis of what will yield the greatest reward
imagining alternatives that are worse than actuality
the tendency for actors to make external attributions and observers to make internal attributions
the idea that arousal from one event can transfer to a later event
comparing yourself to people worse off than you
people avoid making choices and taking action they fear they will regret later
looking outward on the public aspects of the self that others can see and evaluate
the extent to which changes in the independent variable caused changes in the dependent variable
wanting to perform an actiivty for its own sake
organized packets of information that are stored in memory
the proposition that expressing negative emotions produces a healthy release of those emotions and is therefore good for the psyche
the self’s capacity to alter its own responses; self-control
looking inward on the private aspects of the self, including emotions,thoughts, desires, and traits
an unpleasant emotional response that people often experience when someone is trying to restrict their freedom an unpleasant emotional response that people often experience when so
a combination of other people’s views that tells you who and what you are
the image of the self that is conveyed to others
DefinitionName of definition-
the tendency to judge the frequency or likelihood of an event by using a starting point (called an anchor) and then making adjustments up or down
a nonexperimental method in which the researcher merely observes whether variables are associated or related
the variable manipulated by the researcher that is assumed to lead to changes in the dependent variable
reducing errors and biases by getting people to use controlled processing rather than automatic processing
the idea that both men and women seek to minimize the most costly type of error, but that men’s and women’s goals, and hence worst errors, differ
the variable in a study that represents the result of the events and processes
the tendency to notice and search for information that confirms one’s beliefs and to ignore information that disconfirms one’s beliefs
the self-regulation feedback loop of Test, Operate, Test, Exit
an experiemtn which each participant is exposed to only 1 level of the independent variable
a reduction in stress or suffering due to a belief that one has the option of escaping or controlling the situation, even if one doesn’t exercise it
the frequency of positive emotions minus the frequency of negative emotions
the tendency for intrinsic motivation to diminish for activities that have become associated with rewards
the extent to which the dependent variable is a valid representation of the theoretical response
Study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services & the study of money
study of human behavior
the proposition that some arousal is better than none, but too much can hurt performance
the extent to which the independent variable is a valid representation of the theoretical stimulus
in attribution theory, whether the person typically behaves this way in this situation
a feeling state that is not clearly linked to some event
the preference to keep things the way they are rather than change
trying to avoid loss of esteem
study of what happens in the brain, nervous system, other aspects of the body
a term used to describe people’s reluctance to do much extra thinking
theoretical approach that seeks to explain behavior by looking at the deep unconscious fores inside the person
branch of psychology that seeks an understanding of how people affect and are affected by others
the tendency to take whatever course of action does not require you to do anything (also called the default option)
mental shortcuts that provide quick estimates about the likelihood of uncertain events
comparing yourself to people better than you
an unpleasant moral emotion associated with a specific instance in which one has acted badly or wrongly
the theory that people need to feel at least some degree of autonomy and internal motivation
conscious system override the autonmatic system.
a theory proposing that people stay at about the same level of happiness regardless of what happens to them ANGER an emotional response to a real or imagined threat or provocation
a set of beliefs about oneself
theoretical approach that seeks to explain behaviour in terms of lern
the tendency to overestimate the number of other people who share one’s opinions, attitudes, values, and beliefs
the tendency to underestimate the number of other people who share one’s most prized characteristics and abilities
Affect (how poeple feel insdie) Behavior (what people do) Cognition (what people think about)
a powerful and clearly unified feeling state, such as anger or joy
pursuit of knowledge about fundamental matters such as life, death, meaning, reality and truth
extent to which study participants get so caught up in the procedure that they forget they are in an experiment
those who believe that traits are subject to change and improvement
a self-concept that emphasizes what connects the self to other people and groups (self vs culture)
in decision making, the greater weight given to the present over the future
the way a person acts in public, especially in official roles (self related)
excessive self-love and a selfish orientation
the image of self that is currently active in the person’s thoughts
occurs when the effects of two variables cannot be separated
we learn to anticipate how we will feel if sth happens and guide our behavior based on that expected feeling
the tendency to judge the frequency or likelihood of an event by the ease with which you can imagine (or mentally simulate) it
part of the self involved in control, both control over people and self-control
the false belief that one can influence certain events, especially random or chance ones
in attribution theory, whether other people would do the same thing in the same situation
in attribution theory, whether the person would behave differently in a different situation
the “what the heck” effect that occurs when people indulge in a behavior they are trying to regulate after an initial regulation failure
the finding that information bearing on the self is processed more thoroughly and more deeply, and hence remembered better, than other information
the relationship or association between two variables
'love of wisdom'
the proposition that emotional stimuli activate the thalamus, which then activates both the cortex, producing an experienced emotion, and the hypothalamus and autonomic nervous sys
DefinitionName of definition-
a type of study in which the researcher can manipulate an independent variable but cannot use random assignment
the tendency for gamblers who get lucky to think they have a “hot” hand and their luck will continue
the theory that people observe their own behavior to infer what they are thinking and how they are feeling
the process people use to control and change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
any action by which people bring failure, suffering, or misfortune on themselves
an experiment that includes more than one independent variable or factor
he tendency for observers to make internal attributions (fundamental attribution error) about whole groups of people
a quick response of liking or disliking toward something
study of how people change across their lives from conception to birth to old age and death
those who believe that traits are fixed, stable things (entities) and thus people should not be expected to change
the tendency to see an event as more likely as it becomes more specific because it is joined with elements that seem similar to events that are likely
an approach that emphasized learning from reward and punishment as the main cause of behaviour and that dominated psychology in the 1950s and 1960s
the process by which a person examines the contents of his or her mind and mental states
ideas (concepts) of how things might possibly be
a tendency to experience automatic, intrusive thoughts about a goal whose pursuit has been interrupted
refers to the joint eff ects of more than one independent variable on the dependent variable
the extent to which the fi dings from a study can be generalized to other people, other settings, and other time periods
reflecting on one’s own thought processes
thinking based on assumptions that don’t hold up to rational scrutiny
a standard measure of effortful control over responses, requiring participants to identify the color of a word (which may name a different color)
Focuses on how people interpret the causes of events such as external pressures or internal traits
the automatic response that something is good or bad
a conscious evaluative reaction to some event
the ability to make immediate sacrifices for later rewards
practical ways of doing things
Thought suppression does not restrain people form eating but make them think more about food they are trying not to think
branch of psychology that focuses on behavior disorders and other forms of mental illness and how to treat them
the idea that the mind has two different processing systems (conscious and automatic)
study of though process such as how memory works and what people notice
a quantitative literature review that combines the statistical results (e.g., correlation coefficients) from all studies conducted on a topic
the tendency for observers to attribute other people’s behavior to internal or dispositional causes and to downplay situational causes
a movement in social psychology that began in the 1970s that focused on thoughts about people and about social relationships
study of past events
unpleasant emotion associated with surviving a tragic event involving much loss of life
mental tricks people use to help them believe things that are false
in decision making, the greater weight given to possible losses than possible gains
an experiment which each participant is exposed to all lecels of the independent variable
animals that seek connections to others and prefer to live, work, and play with other members of their species
study of human societies and groups that form those societies
a moral emotion that, like guilt, involves feeling bad but, unlike guilt, spreads to the whole person
he view that evolution shaped the human psyche so as to enable humans to create and take part in culture
the tendency to judge the frequency or likelihood of an event by the ease with which relevant instances come to mind
the false belief that it is better not to change one’s first answer on a test even if one starts to think that a different answer is correct
an information-based system that includes shared ideas and praxis and common ways of doing things
the extent to which the setting of an experiment physically resembles the real world
planting or activating an idea in someone’s mind
observable operations, procedures, and measurements that are based on the independent and dependent variables
response by the automatic system that “everything good is me, and everything bad is not me”
a choice in which taking or maximizing one benefit requires either accepting a cost or sacrificing another benefit
a measure of how desirable one would be to other people
a pattern in which people claim credit for success but deny blame for failure
The study of human culture - the shared, values, beliefs and practices of poeple
different roles a person plays, as in a play or a movie
in decision making, the greater weight given to definite outcomes than to probabilities
whether messages stress potential gains (positively framed) or potential losses (negatively framed)
the idea that people rely on emotional processes to evaluate risk, with the result that their judgments may be biased by emotional factors
the tendency to judge the frequency or likelihood of an event by the extent to which it resembles the typical case

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