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Flashcards in Barron's: History and Approaches - Wave 3, 4, & 5 Deck (14):
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unconscious mind

a part of our mind over which we do not have conscious control that determines, in part, how we think and behave

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repression

the pushing down into the unconscious events and feelings that cause so much anxiety and tension that our conscious mind cannot deal with them

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stimuli

environmental events

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responses

physical reactions

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reinforcement

environmental stimuli that either encourage or discourage certain responses

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eclectic

drawing from multiple perspectives

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humanists

believe that we choose most of our behaviors and these choices are guided by physiological, emotional, or spiritual needs

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psychoanalysts

believe that the unconscious mind controls much of our thought and action

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biopsychologists

believe that human cognition and reactions might be caused by effects of our genes, hormones, and neurotransmitters in the brain or by a combination of all three

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evolutionary psychologists

examine human thoughts and actions in terms of a natural selection

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behaviorists

they look strictly at observable behaviors and what reaction organisms get in response to specific behaviors

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cognitive psychologists

examine human thought and behavior in terms of how we interpret, process, and remember environmental events

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social-cultural psychologists

look at how our thoughts and behaviors vary from people living in other cultures

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modern perspective

acknowledges that human thinking and behavior results from combinations of biological, psychological, and social factors

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