Flashcards in G Deck (19):
hat the spinal cord contains a neurological "gate" that blocks pain signals or allows them to pass on to the brain The "gate" is opened by the activity of pain signals traveling up small nerve fibers and is closed by activity in larger fibers or by information coming from the brain.
Gate control theory
one's sense of being male or female
-a set of expected behaviors for males and for females.
the theory that children learn from their cultures a concept of what it means to be male and female and that they adjust their behavior accordingly.
gender schema theory
in psychology, the characteristics, whether biologically or socially influenced, by which people define male and female
the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role.
Selye's concept of the body's adaptive response to stress in three stages-alarm, resistance, exhaustion.
general adaptation syndrome
a general intelligence factor that Spearman and others believed underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test
the tendency, once a response has been conditioned, for stimuli similar to the conditioned stimulus to elicit similar responses.
an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal
generalized anxiety disorder
the biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein.
the complete instructions for making an organism, consisting of all the genetic material in its chromosomes. The human genome has 3 billion weakly bonded pairs of nucleotides organized as coiled chains of DNA.
an organized whole. Gestalt psychologists emphasize our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes.
cells in the nervous system that are not neurons but that support, nourish, and protect neurons
the form of sugar that circulates in the blood and provides the major source of energy for body tissues When its level is low, we feel hunger
a system of rules in a language that enables us to communicate with and understand others
the enhancement of a group's prevailing attitudes through discussion within the group.
the perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups