Home > Flashcards > Print Preview
The flashcards below were created by user
on FreezingBlue Flashcards
. What would you like to do?
The definition of psycology is generally considered...
scientic study of behavior and study thought processes
Dr. Clark is interested in the ways girls and boys differ in their
understanding of moral behavior as they age. Clark’s research focuses
on the subfield of _____ psychology.
Which branch of psychology studies the processes of sensing, perceiving, thinking, and learning?
The areas of clinical and health psychology are similar because both:
focus on problems that involve difficulties in everyday life as well as more serious mental or physical disorders.
The main focus of clinical psychology is on which aspect of human behavior?
understanding and treating psycological disorders
the majority of psycology majors work in what field?
Cogonitive psycologists are most interested in...
how people process new information
the study of worry, stress and anxiety on the body is apart of what field of psycology
what does psycology try to apply science to
what is behavioral neuroscience
focuses on the biological basis of behavior. studies the inheritance of traits related to behavior
studies the processes of sensing, perceiving, leaning and thinking about the world
examines how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death.
is how peo otherple think, feel, and act because they are affected by others
psycological diseases to physical health is what field
what field deals with people that are having trouble adjusting to new surroundings like, school, work, social
study, diagnose and treat psycological disorders
where do psycologists work
academic settings, teach class, conduct research or practioner
they get a doctorate degree, assest, diagnose and treat psycological disorders.
what person does behavior analysist, industrial business, counseling and clincal works.
1879 in important because
willhem wundt had the the first psycology lab
Early psychologists studied the mind by asking people to describe what
they were experiencing when exposed to various stimuli. This procedure
was known as
The ability of human beings to adapt to their environments is a central concern in the _____ perspective
Those who identify with the psychodynamic perspective emphasize
unconcious rather than concious causes of behavior
John B. Watson, an advocate of the behavioral perspective, believed that a person’s achievements depend most on:
training or experiences within the enviorment
main theme of humanisitc approach
is free will to make their own decisions
Psychologists who adopt the ______ perspective often compare how humans
process information to the way computers operate: information is
inputed, saved, and later retrieved.
A teacher believes that one of her student’s aggressive behaviors may be
due to his parents’ recent divorce and not to a genetic trait. The
teacher’s thinking reflects the controversy of
nature vs nurture
issue in psychology concerns whether the field should focus on
processes going on within the individual’s mind rather than on behaviors
that are clearly visible
internal vs. observable
On the issue of individual differences versus universal principles, a neuroscientist is likely to
universal principles rather than indiviual differences
beahvior and consciousness. interested in how and why something happens to you.also the adaptability
- how people function
- love, fear, hunger, what these feelings do to our bodies.
- also heredity and evolution
- understanding the inner person
- behavior is motivated by inner forces
- observes the outer person
- fearful beacuse of past experiences
- people are who they are because of enviormental forces
- identifying roots of understanding
- came out of functionalism
- think, know, understand, problem solve
- unique qualitites
- free will
shaped by culture, influenced by enviorment
determinsim vs free will
behavior is choosen by the individual vs behavior is determined
research/scientic method in psycology has 4 steps
- identify question of interest
- formulate hypothesis with explanation
- carry out research to support or refute hypothesis
- communicate the findings
what is a theory
broad explanations and prediction concering interest
prediction- can be tested
translation of hypotheses into specificm testable prodcedures that can be measured and observed
If you were to spend some time watching people in the checkout line of a
local discount store to see how many read the tabloid newspapers
displayed next to the register, you have chosen the _____ research
method to answer your question
Which of the following approaches might be used when trying to conduct a case study of chief executive officers of corporations?
intensively interview a small group of people
The mathematical score that indicates how much two attributes are related to each other is called the
Which of the following is the major problem involved in conducting a correlational study?
cause-and-effect cannot be concluded
research in which exsiting documents and data are tested for hypothesis
research inwhich two variables are determined to see if they are correlated
the manipulation implemented by experimenter
The purpose of ethical guidelines in psychological research is to:
to protect the rights of humans and animals
A researcher uses a different tone of voice while speaking to groups of
participants in a problem-solving study. She speaks encouragingly to
students in a class for the gifted, and with a discouraging voice to a
remedial class. This shows the experimental bias of
Deception may be used in an experiment to overcome problems with
When determining the validity of research there are fundamental questions
that must be asked. When we know that a particular study has evolved
from a clearly specified theory, then we can answer the question:
what was the purpose of the study
One of the issues in using college students as research participants is
that compared with the general population, college students tend to:
have less-formed attitudes
One advantage of using nonhuman animals in psychological research is that
their life spans are shorter
what are neurons
nerve cells, the bais elements of the nervous system
all or none law
either all neurons work, or they don't.
the neuron has a negative charge
a electric nerve impulse that travles through a neurons axon when it is set off by a trigger
a cluster of fibers at one end of the neuron that recieves messages
the part of the neuron that carries messages to destined other neurons
small bulges at the end of axons that send messages
a protevtive coact of fat, protein that wraps around the axon.
fire when they enact a behavior but also when they are observing others
the space between two neurons where the ason of a sending nuron communicates with dendrite of a reciving neuron
chemicals that carry messages across the synapse to the dendrite
a chemical message that makes it more likely that a revieving neurons will fire and an action potential will travel down the axon
prevents or decreases the likelihood that a reveiving neuron will fire
the reabsorbtion of neurotransmitters by a terminal button.
class of neurotransmitters consisting of a family of chemical produced
by the brain that are similar in structure to painkilling drugs is:
Having not enough dopamine in certain parts of the brain is involved in _____.
muscle movement, cognitive functioning
eating, aggression, sleeping
movement control, pleasure and reward
sleeping, eating, mood, pain, depression
pain suppression, pleasurable feelings, appetities, placebos
What would you like to do?
Home > Flashcards > Print Preview