Psychology Final Flashcards


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The encoding function of memory refers to

inputting information into your memory

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Typing information into a computer is like what part of the memory system in the human brain?

encoding

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What are the distinct stages of storage?

sensory memory, short-term memory, long-term memory

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The hippocampus is most important in which process of the brain?

transferring information from short to long-term memory

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understand violation of social norms

relates to how people are supposed to behave

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understand violation of socail norms

relates to how people are supposed to behave

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concepts

mental category that contains related bits of knowledge and the meaning of the information they represent

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telegraphic speech

two words sentences that children begin to utter at 20-26 months

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the tendency to desire and seek out positive outcomes is what?

a motive

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instinct theory

what motivates us is instinctualy engrained in humans for passing our genes and survival skills

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primary drives

a drive that motivates us to maintain homeostasis in certain biological processes within the body

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what is the correct sequence of of the prenatal stages of development?

germinal, embryonic, fetal

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a fertilized egg is called a

zygote

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teratogens

an environmental substance that has the potential to harm the developing organism

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what reflexes are children born with?

sucking, rooting, grasping, crying, smiling

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the study of how people think and behave in social situations we experience is called

social psychology

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attitudes are

a belief we hold about something

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congitive dissonance is most associated with what?

cognitive inconsistency

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attitude change that occurs in response to persuation is said to be

central route to persuation

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the study of attribution is concerned with the

behavior of ourselves and others

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hostile agression is designed to

cause harm to others

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stress is

any event of environmental stimulus that we respond to because we perceive it as a challenging or threatening

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what are major aspects of stress?

major life events, catastrophies, conflict

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students who find that they are more susceptible to catching cold of the flu around the time of final exams are experiencing the effects of the _____ stage.

exhaustion

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whatever you do to manage a situation is called

alarm reaction

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understand violation of socail norms

related how people are supposed to behave