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AB: An extreme fear of heights
M: Problems associated with retrieving information in storage
M: Process that involves repeating information so that it stays in storage, either temporarily or permanently
M: Process in which data is changed into another format
M: Fading of information over time until it is forgotten
A: When a child has formed an attachment to a caregiver, but this is broken through separation
S&G: Process by which species adapt to their environment in order to survive and reproduce
O: A level of status or power
AB: An extreme fear of spiders
AB: Something that would not normally trigger a reaction
M: Process that makes people aware of information in memory
M: Process in which information is held, ready to be used at a later date
M: Process of data entry
S&G: Type of gender where an individual shows high levels of traits from both genders
M: Idea that information is processed through a number of stages
AB: Learning by consequences. If the consequences of an action are rewarding, we learn to do them again. However, if the consequences are negative, we tend not to repeat the action
AB: behaviour which is considered abnormal, usually because it applies to a minority of people
AB: The theory that animals have evolved over time and instinctively behave in ways that allow them to survive and reproduce
M: Problems associated with information no longer being stored
S&G: Gender term associated with female traits or roles
O: Physical environment in which something takes place
M: Store where all immediate information is briefly held unless it is paid attention to
DefinitionTerm
A: When a child and caregiver have a relationship in which the child is quite independent of the caregiver
M: Amount of space in the memory
M: Memory store that has limited capacity and limited duration, where information becomes conscious
M: Process of using data after it has been retrieved
O: Resisting orders or commands from people in authority
A: When an individual shows anxiety and distress in the presence of an unfamiliar person
A: Attachment to one primary caregiver
S&G: Biological term that tells us whether an individual is male or female.
S&G: Gender term associated with male traits or roles
A: An enduring bond formed with a significant other
AB: A response which is natural and does not need to be learnt
S&G: Chemical produced by the body that affects cells and organs
O: Way of life made up of a set of rules, standards and expectations
AB: Something that triggers a learnt response; something we have been conditioned to respond to
M: Process in which information is 'shunted out' of storage by new information, and so becomes forgotten
M: How long information lasts in the memory
AB: An extreme fear of being in public spaces away from the safety of the home
AB: An atypical fear response, given the object or situation
O: Blaming actions on a higher authority rather than accepting blame oneself
AB: Something that triggers a natural (unconditioned) response
A testable statement
AB: A response which has been learnt (or conditioned) through association
DefinitionTerm
S&G: Part of a cell that contains genetic information
M: Memory store that has unlimited capacity and unlimited duration, and where information is permanently stored
M: Only coding information based on its physical characteristics
S&G: Psychological term that tells us whether an individual is masculine, feminine or androgynous
M: Coding information for meaning
AB: behaviour which is considered normal, usually because it applies to the majority of people
O: When everybody agrees on something
A: The first 3 years of a child's life, when attachment has to take place or there will be long-term consequences
S&G: Conflict that occurs when girls unconsciously desire their fathers but worry about losing their mother's love
A: When a child forms no attachment to a caregiver
AB: An extreme fear of being exposed or embarrassed during social contact
O: Following orders or commands from people in authority
A: When an individual shows upset and distress on separation from an attachment figure
AB: Learning by association, so that certain stimuli are associated with certain responses
AB: A group of psychologists who believe that human behaviours are learnt rather than natural
S&G: Conflict that occurs when boys unconsciously desire their mother but fear their father finding out
O: Factors associated with an individual's personality
AB: An extreme fear of attending and being in school
O: Personality type which is prone to obedience
M: Process in which information is located and taken out of storage
A: When a child and caregiver have a relationship based on trust and security, and the child wishes to interact with the caregiver
A: When a child and caregiver have a relationship in which the child can be clingy and demanding, yet awkward at the same time

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