Chapter 6: General Psychology

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Chapter 6: General Psychology
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  1. The science of behavior and mental processes.
    Psychology
  2. Scientific method has three steps:
    • 1.  identify the problem
    • 2.  formulate a rationale
    • 3.  perform supportive research
  3. a prediction that has it's origins in theory and is written in such a way to allow for testing and further research
    Hypothesis
  4. a positive or negative feeling in reaction to stimuli.

    Feelings or effects that often have physical as well as cognitive and behavioral elements.
    Emotion
  5. directly observable, overt actions
    i.e. walking, speaking, writing...
    Behavior
  6. private, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and motives not directly observable by others
    Mental processes
  7. experiencing of another's emotional state by viewing the situation through that person's eyes
    Empathy
  8. an emotion by which the person feels sad for another person
    Sympathy
  9. an emotion that invokes a physiological, cognitive, and behavioral response, such as the fight or flight syndrome
    Fear
  10. The sum total of the typical ways of acting, thinking, and feeling that makes each person unique.
    Personality
  11. Freud

    ______________ Theory, stated that unconcious forces act as determinants of personality.
    psychoanalytical theory
  12. a part of the personality of which a person is not aware and that is a potential determinant of behavior
    Unconscious
  13. The division by Freud, of the mind into three parts
    1.
    2.
    3.
    • Freud's Mind
    • 1.  The Id
    • 2.  The Ego
    • 3.  The Superego
  14. One of Freud's personality components consisting of:
    our basic instincts
    our psychic energy
    It is unconscious

    has no contact with reality and works on the pleasure principle (impulse to seek pleasure and avoid pain)
    The Id
  15. One of Freud's  personality component's based in reality.
    Works on the reality principle, i.e. the mind's attempt to bring pleasure and sexual impulses
    Partly conscious, helps us test reality to see how far we can go before we run into trouble or harm
    The Ego
  16. One of Freud's personality components, not based in reality, that questions whether an act is right or wrong
    our moral barometer
    commonly called our conscience
    The Superego
  17. Coping skills that Feud believed were formed to help the ego reduce anxiety and help a person cope with daily life.
    Defense mechanisms

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