Discovering Psychology Flashcards Preview

Psych > Discovering Psychology > Flashcards

Flashcards in Discovering Psychology Deck (14)
Loading flashcards...
1

What is autism

Abnormal or impaired development in social interactions.

Have very few activities and interest
Enjoy spending long periods of time repeating same behaviour

2

What is test anxiety

Combination of physiological, emotional, cognitive components that cause stress in taking test

3

What are the four goals in psychology

Describe, explain, predict, control

4

describe

Would describe behaviours and mental processes

5

Explain

Why they have these behaviours and mental processes

6

Predict

Predict how they will act in different or certain situations

7

Control

How to control the behaviours

8

What does approach mean

Perspective to understanding behaviour

9

7 modern behaviours

Biological
Cognitive
Behavioural
Psychoanalytic
Evolutionary
Cross cultural
Humanistic

10

Biological approach

Focus on genes, hormones, nervous system with environment.
Influences learning, personality traits, memory, motivations and emotion

11

Cognitive

How we process, store, and use information
What we remember, learn, perceive, believe and feel

12

Behavioural

How we learn new behaviours or modify existing ones

Reward or punishment behaviour

13

Psychoanalytic

Stresses influencing unconscious fears, desires

14

Humanistic

Freedom in directing his or her future
Personal growth
Self fulfillment