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

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