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Can you name the Basic Psychology Terms?

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

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