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19 Mar 2011
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Psychology II Lecture 26
Implicit Association Test
-does not explain how prejudice works
-is based on classification and sorting task
-when positive term is related to black people, participant with prejudice shows incompatibility
or makes more mistakes in clicking the keys
-people who have negative association with a certain race have more difficulty with positive
terms in relation with the race
-measure reaction time instead of correctness
Stress
-stress is response to challenge in life
-ancestors face physical threat
-animals face fear of predator
-stress response is fight or flight
-endocrine gland releases hormone to carry corresponding action
-adaptive behaviour that gets you out of trouble
-long term stress is continuous stimulation of cortisol
Social readjustment rating scale (SRRS)
-standardize amount of stress in event of life
-vacation acts as a disruption of one’s routine, which make people stressed
Stress Response
-cortex recognizes the object, sends message to medulla then hypothalamus
-message is sent to adrenal gland through spinal cord
-adrenal gland secretes cortisol
-increase blood sugar, heart rate, and energy in muscle (turn stored carbohydrate into sugar)
-cortex also sends message to pituitary gland
-long term stress results in fracture, degeneration of neuron, worse immune system
-more likely to get disease
-brain gets smaller
-short term stress is good
-female is more stress responsive than male
-3 times more likely to have depression
-estrogen injection in males them to be more stress responsive
-female with bigger social network is more stress responsive
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-memory phenomenon that sticks to an individual and will not go away
-simple cue reminds them of chronic event
-hypersensitive to cue
-strong avoidance of the situation and event
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When positive term is related to black people, participant with prejudice shows incompatibility or makes more mistakes in clicking the keys. People who have negative association with a certain race have more difficulty with positive terms in relation with the race. Endocrine gland releases hormone to carry corresponding action. Adaptive behaviour that gets you out of trouble. Long term stress is continuous stimulation of cortisol. Standardize amount of stress in event of life. Vacation acts as a disruption of one s routine, which make people stressed. Cortex recognizes the object, sends message to medulla then hypothalamus. Message is sent to adrenal gland through spinal cord. Increase blood sugar, heart rate, and energy in muscle (turn stored carbohydrate into sugar) Long term stress results in fracture, degeneration of neuron, worse immune system. Estrogen injection in males them to be more stress responsive. Female with bigger social network is more stress responsive.

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