Sneed AP Psych 100 Vocab Terms
Terms in this set (100)
1. having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight: shrewd.
2: long-lasting and difficult to eradicate (for a problem)
1. to change in order to sucessfuly survive
2. characterized or given the ability to adapt
affect v. effect
1. Causing something to change resulting in different outcome
2. the result of the change
conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, typically through distaste
a lack of decisiveness or commitment resulting from a failure to make a choice between alternatives
having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something
agonist v. antagonist
1. is a character or a group of characters which stand in opposition to the protagonist or the main character
2. person engaged in a contest, conflict, struggle, etc., especially the protagonist in a literary work.
1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2. not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
The act of putting to a special use or purpose
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine
observable activity in a human or animal.
the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli
a viewpoint driven by personal beliefs and cultures
broad view that attributes disease causation or disease outcome to the intricate, variable interaction of biological factors (genetic, biochemical, etc), psychological factors (mood, personality, behavior, etc.), and social factors (cultural, familial, socioeconomic, medical, etc.).
the relationship between cause and effect; causality.
fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
1.:a number or quantity of something required to make a group. complete. Or.
a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
2.combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.
a part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle.
action or capability of understanding something.
a. cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations.
b. mix up (something) with something else so that the individual elements become difficult to distinguish.
conscious v. conscience
1. aware of and responding to one's surroundings //to be aware
2. an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.
To be a part of creating one whole
the action or a person or thing living or existing at the same time as another
a. circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.
b. the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.
To give or supply something in order to help achieve a goal or provide something
Make an idea or feeling known or understandable to someone else
1. have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another.
2.:proposition that follows from (and is often appended to) one already proved.
3.a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.
1.:the action of someone or cause to change in form, character, or function.
2.:done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent
increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions
define (learning objective)
a. state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of.
b. to mark boundaries or limits
demonstrate (learning objective)
clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence.
describe (learning objective)
give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.
depart from an established course or change from established course of direction
1.: to limit in movement,senses, or activities
2.:give (someone or something) the authority or means to do something
distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses., to perceive or recognize
train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.
a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts
make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age
discuss (learning objective)
talk about (something) with another person or group of people. With differing opinions
1.:essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.
2.:lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference:
3.:to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle
dynamic v. static
1:effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic
2; pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition.//showing little to no change
performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable
remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable:
empathy v. sympathy
1.the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
2.understanding between people; common feeling.
1:based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
2::theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience. Stimulated by the rise of experimental science
decision making process whereby individuals escalate their commitment to a previously chosen, though failing, course of action in order to justify or 'make good on' prior investments.
something that is absolutely necessary; extremely important
To show off or manifest or deliberately display (a quality or a type of behavior
have objective reality or being , lives under adverse conditions
1.convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral
2.To make something happen sooner or to accomplish more quickly
explain (learning objective)
make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas
explicit v. implicit
1.stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
2.implied though not plainly expressed , without question or qualification
to be freed from constraint or difficulty
to help run something smoother or make a process easier.
to make something, such as a task , more difficult and slower
relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts
illustrate (learning objective)
To give examples or visuals to make something easier to understand
identify (learning objective)
to know and say who someone is or what something is to find out who someone is or what something is
to show who someone is or what something is
independent v. dependent
1. not subject to control by other influencing factors
2. decided or controlled by something else needing someone or something else for support
to from an opinion based off of evidence collected or a hint or suggestion
to receive either a quality or physical object due to a influence or connection
1.to prevent or slow down the activity or occurrence
2. nervous feeling that prevents you from expressing your thoughts, emotions, or desires
unfair treatment : a situation in which the rights of a person or a group of people are ignored
1.a natural quality or existing in one from birth
2.existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
latent v. manifest
1.present but not visible, apparent, or actualized
2.readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain
to handle, manage, or use, especially with skill, in some process of treatment or performance
the process of moving from one location to another
novel objective v. subjective
1.something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target:
2.existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought
someone or something that has been left out or excluded
a beginning or start of an ongoing occurance
something that is best or most favorable
optimistic v. pessimistic
1.disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
2.pertaining to or characterized by pessimism or the tendency to expect only bad outcomes
the external boundary of any surface or area or the relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question:
to preserve from extinction or oblivion
phenomena v. phenomenon
One or (multiple = Phenomena) fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable
physiological v. physcological
1.relating to the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts:
2.of, pertaining to, dealing with, or affecting the mind, especially as a function of awareness, feeling, or motivation
having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable
to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups
precede v. proceed
1. to go before, as in place, order, rank, importance, or time.
to introduce by something preliminary
2. to carry on or continue any action or process.
1.a liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition, hold a particular attitude, or act in a particular way
2.to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand
the favoring of one choice or quality over another.
to provide with proper or necessary skills, knowledge, credentials, etc.
to determine, indicate, or express the amount of something
to raise or to take care of and support up to maturity
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body
consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position
reliability v. validity
1. being able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed
2.being fair or reasonable
to repeat or copy something exactly
repress v. supress
1. to not allow yourself to do or express (something)
to not allow yourself to remember (something, such as an unpleasant event)
to control (someone or something) by force
2. to not allow yourself to feel, show, or be affected by
1.basic principle or element or a fundamental skill
2. basic or simple , not very developed or advanced
one of the parts into which something can be divided
of or relating to space and the relationship of objects within it
stimulate v. stimulus v. stimulant
1. to make (something) more active : to cause or encourage (something) to happen or develop
2.something that causes something else to happen, develop, or become more active
3.something (such as a drug) that makes you more active or gives you more energy
1.happening or coming after something else
2. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
used to describe an angry or unhappy person who does not want to talk, smile, etc
the state or fact of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing:
unconditional v. conditional
1. not limited in any way : complete and absolute
2.showing or used to show that something is true or happens only if something else is true or happens
1. an amount of difference or change
2. ability to be changed or likely to change
capable of being done or used
seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed