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

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