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Principles of Psychology
Factors Influencng stress
: victims of abuse
Pychological Reactions to stress
expectations or demands that you behave in a certain way
noticeable alterations in one's livng conditons
What are the three types of conflict?
Approach Approach two good things to choose from
Avoidance Avoidance two bad things to choose from
Aproach avoidance one thing to choose that is good and bad
When does frustration occur
when we want something we can't have
4 types of stress
any circumstance that threatens one's well being and hinders the persons coping ability
Gender differenecs in itelligence
men have better spatial skills
women have better verbal skills
What are the 7 intelligences?
difficult to test
involves puzzles reaction time proccess
Sahir Whorf hpothesis
language influences though
DSM & Homosexuality
1970s psychology considered homosexuals deviant
What are the 3 phases of sexual response?
1950s zoologist who studied wasps
Opposite of Love is
What are the physical charaterisitics to changes in the Sympathetic Nervous System
hgher blood pressure
What is the function of the Sympathetc Nerous system?
prepares body for emergency action
fight or flight respone
What is the evolutionary theory of mate selection?
Women reproductive capacity is limited
- older males who have resources
Men produce sperm all of their lives
-youthful and attractive as signs of reproductive abilty
behavior when it goes wrong
What three things must occur for behavor to be abnormal?
Define Anxiety Disorders
occursin situatons that most people can handle easily
What are Phobias?
fears so intense that they interfere wit our daly lives that are secific and we know are irrational
obsession - overwhelming desire to do something
compulsive-overwhelming desire to do something
Define Affective disorders
disorders of mood: