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Study of cognitive brain activity including perception, thinking, memory, & language.
Study of mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, & communicating.
Science of behavior and mental processes.
Medical practice of psychological disorders; provide medical treatments & psychological therapy.
Data to measure & describe group characteristics, including central tendency & variation.
Data that allows inference of probability of something being true.
Explaining others' behavior with either their situation or their disposition.
Fundamental Attribution Error
Tendency to underestimate situation & to overestimate disposition when analyzing behavior.
Peripheral Route Persuasion
Occurs when people are influenced by incidental cues.
Central Route Persuasion
Occurs when people focus on arguments & respond with favorable thoughts.
Somatic Nervous System
Part of peripheral nervous system that controls skeletal muscles.
Autonomic Nervous System
Part of peripheral nervous system that controls glands & internal organs.
Limbic system neural center; Helps process explicit memories for storage
Directs maintenance activities, interacts with pituitary gland, & governs emotion/reward
X-ray photographs combined to form a representation of brain's structure.
Detects movement of a radioactive form of glucose during task processing.
Analysis beginning with sensory receptors & working up to the brain
Processing guided by higher-level mental processes, like experience & expectations
Judging likelihood based on how well they represent particular prototypes
Estimating likelihood of events based on availability in memory
Emotional experience is awareness of physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
Emotion-arousing stimuli simultaneously trigger physiological responses & subjective emotional experience
Smallest distinctive sound units in a language
Smallest units that carry meaning in a language
Brain area that directs muscle movements involved in speech
Brain area involved in language comprehension & expression
Experience of very specific genuine physical symptoms with no physiological basis
Illness Anxiety Disorder
Interpretation of normal physical sensations as symptoms of disease
Prior learning disrupts your recall of new information
New learning disrupts your recall of old information
Inability to form new memories
Inability to retrieve information from one's past