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

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