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PSYCH 100 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Sympathetic Nervous System, Motivation, Sensation Seeking

Motivation: Motivation: a psychological process that directs and maintains behavior towards a goal. Motive: needs or desires that energize behavior. Instinct: complex, inherited behavior patterns characteristic of a specie...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Forgetting Curve, Amnesia, Interference Theory

Unit 7-5: Forgetting I. Types of Forgetting: Encoding Failure A. Encoding Failure 1. When information never enters long-term memory B. Amnesia 1. The loss of memory 2. Anterograde Amnesia memory loss for events happening a...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Hermann Ebbinghaus, Wav, Location, Location, Location

Unit 7-2: Encoding I. Encoding A. What is encoding? 1. Encoding id the processing of information into the memory system (recognizing and getting the information into your brain) 2. Encoding is handled in two different ways...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Working Memory

Unit 7-1: The Phenomenon of Memory I. Memory How Does it Work? A. Memory 1. Persistence of learning over time via the storage and retrieval of information B. Memory is not like a video recorder, which picks up exact detail...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Episodic Memory, Sensory Memory, Overlearning

Unit 7-3: Storage I. Short-Term Memory A. Short-Term Memory 1. Type of memory that is fairly limited in duration and capacity 2. Stepping stone to long-term memory a. Sensory memory STM LMT II. STM Studied the Duration and...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture 25: Unit 7-4 Retrieval

Unit 7-4: Retrieval I. Two Types of Retrieval Tasks A. Recall 1. Measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier 2. Example: a fill-in-the blank test B. Recognition 1. Measure of memory in w...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Elizabeth Loftus

Unit 7-6: Memory Construction I. Why Dont We Remember Anything From Before We Were Three of Four Years Old? A. ChildhoodInfantile Amnesia 1. At age 3, children were recorded speaking with a parent about recent events, like...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Oedipus Complex, Barnum Effect, Self Esteem (Song)

a type of validation when a person finds personal Barnum Effect meaning in statements mathematical way to reduce a large number of Factor Analysis variables fulfilment of ones talents and potentialities, Self-actualization...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Oedipus Complex, Trait Theory, Psychoanalysis

Rachel Pui Yee Li Thursday, January 26, 2017 Personality Psychoanalysis Personality patterns of enduring, distinctive thoughts, emotions and behaviors that characterize the way an individual adapts to the world an individu...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cultural Psychology, Health Psychology

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Health Psychology Health Psychology Emphasizes psychologys role in health and illness The mind and body connection (mind > health wellness health wellness > mind) Health Behaviors practices tha...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder a personality disorder characterized by exaggerated ideas Dissociative Disorders conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings Anxiety a vague unplea...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Panic Disorder

Rachel Pui Yee Li Thursday, February 23, 2017 Abnormal and Therapy Abnormal Behavior Behavior that is deviant, maladaptive, or personally distressful over a long period of time Deviant: different from others Maladaptive: i...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Fundamental Attribution Error, Dispositional Attribution, Twin Study

Rachel Pui Yee Li Thursday, February 9, 2017 Social Psychology Social Thinking scientic study of how we think about, inuences and relate to one another the study of how people think about, inuence and relate to other peopl...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Webbed Neck, Cisgender, Femininity

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Sexuality Gender Gender Sex: biological properties that determine status as male or female - hormones (progesterone estrogen higher in women, men have higher level of testosterone) - chromosomes...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen
PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Neurotransmitter, Ovulation

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Love What is love? Romantic: Having a crushbeing in love with someone Affectionate: Deep affection, trust and companionship Biology of Love biological roots of love begin in infancy with the moth...

Psychology - CA
PSYCH 100
Meghan Gillen

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