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his serious brain injury resulted in an interest in studying how the brain affects personality
method of learning in which a neutral stimulus can be used to elicit a response that is usually a natural response to a stimulus
the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance
pioneer of operant conditioning who believed that everything we do is determined by our past history of rewards and punishments. he is famous for use of his operant conditioning aparatus which he used to study schedules of reinforcement on pidgeons and rats.
a scanning device that can record the electrical activity of the brain and denote stages of sleep
a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples
type of disorder that is characterized by complaints of physical symptoms that have no organic cause
Piaget's stage for children aged 7-11 that is characterized by increased logical thought and organization
Kohlberg's stage of moral development in which rewards and punishments dominate moral thinking
a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety
a neural center that is located in the limbic system and helps process explicit memories for storage; research has found that this area of the brain is affected by Alzheimer's
pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
memory of specific personal events and situations (episodes) tagged with information about time
Type A Personality
A theory used to describe a person with a significant number of traits focused on urgency, impatience, success, and excessive competition.
Eros and Thanatos
according to Freud, the two unconscious sources of energy that supply fuel to the formation of personality
defense mechanism that offers self-justifying explanations in place of the real, more threatening, unconscious reasons for one's actions
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