Class Notes (834,026)
Canada (508,290)
Psychology (2,075)
PSYCH 356 (23)
Lecture

Chapter 13.docx

2 Pages
114 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 356
Professor
Richard Eibach
Semester
Summer

Description
Chapter 13:  Q-sort Technique may be used for self-description, for describing how one would like to be or even to describe a relationship  It is also used to describe the characteristics associated with successful performance in a given task  It has been used to determine how similar or dissimilar person’ descriptions are of themselves as they really view themselves as they would like to be  Semantic differential: is used to study what different stimuli, events or other experiences mean to the individual- that is their personal significance  Three main factors tend to emerge when the results are analyzed: 1) Primary one  evaluative factor (good-bad) 2) Potency: eg. Hard, soft, masculine, etc 3) Activity: eg. Passive, excitable, calm, etc  Nonverbal Communication : When the verbal content was +ve, more frequent eye contact on the part of the interviewer produced more +ve evaluations of the interviewer. In contrast, when the verbal content was – ve, more frequent eye contact produced more –ve evaluation  Psychobiography: intensive study of individual lived (in depth) and over long periods of time  Erik Erikson’s identity concept  McAdams focuses on personal narratives- stories that people tell themselves as they try to make sense of their own lives and experiences  Self-constructions: are in service of trying to answer basic questions about who one is, why one lives, and how one fits into-or needs to change-the existing social order of the adult world  The concept of narrative identity deals with the internal stories that evolve over time to make sense of the diverse, often conflicting aspects of oneself and one’s behavior  Gestalt theory included confrontations and encounters that quickly challenged the person’s self- reported experiences, sometimes interpreting them as superficial and defensive  Group Experiences: Human-relations training group (T-group) & Sensitivity training group  Transcendental Meditation: state of restful alertness from which one is said to emerge with added energy and greater mind-body coordination. It is practices during two daily periods of 20 mins each. The meditator sits comfortably with eyes closed and mentally repeats a mantra  Physical responses to meditation: 1) decreased rate of metabolism (decreased oxygen consumption) 2) increase in alpha waves (slow brain-wave patterns)  Meditation helps is reducing stress, lowers blood pressure, alleviating addictions and increasing energy and power of concentration  Family Therapies: have been influenced extensively by this perspective (person’s experience and the unconscious) and try to
More Less

Related notes for PSYCH 356

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit