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Exam 3 History of Psychology

Gestalt psychology started as a movement opposed to ________.
Wundt's approach
Which of the following statements indicates how Gestalt psychology and behaviorism treated the study of consciousness?
Gestalt psychology accepted the study of consciousness but criticized the attempt to analyze it into elements. Behaviorism refused to acknowledge the existence of consciousness.
The unbiased description of immediate experience as it occurs is ________.
Maslow's notion of self-actualization was partially based on ________.
the personal characteristics of Max Wertheimer
________ was the spokesman for the Gestalt movement who studied the thinking processes of chimpanzees, left Germany because of his anti-Nazi activities, came to the United States, and eventually became president of the American Psychological Association.
Wolfgang Köhler
The importance of perceptual constancies in the Wundt versus Gestalt debate was that the experience supported ________.
the Gestalt position that "completeness" of an experience is not altered when the actual sensory components of the experience are altered
Wertheimer defined "peripheral factors" as ________.
the organizing principles present in the stimuli
From the Gestalt perspective, insight requires that one ________
perceive the relationships between the components of the problem or issue
It is known that before an eye movement or a finger movement occurs, it is possible to record altered activity in a specific cerebral cortex area. The Gestaltists would argue that this is support for the principle of ________
Like Skinner, Lewin argued that ________.
statistics were not useful
At the time of Freud's death, the dominant form of American psychology was ________
The creator of monadology was ________
"A new movement requires something to revolt against"; Freud opposed the current trends in ________
the treatment of mental disorders
Rush's treatment techniques reflect ________.
early crude attempts at shock therapy and sedation
mechanistic theory
what he thought were "humane" treatment innovations
the somatic approach
The techniques of Mesmer ________
were investigated and he was discredited and often involved convulsions
Freud's use of hypnosis was a direct consequence of ________
his association with Breuer and a research grant to study with Charcot
Freud's self-analysis was precipitated by ________
the worsening of his own neurotic symptoms
Freud died as the result of _________.
a morphine overdose
Self-preservation as a major human motive was expressed by Freud in his notion of the ________.
In Freud's system, personality development is built on the ________.
psychosexual stages
The essential difference between those who are classified as dissenters and those who are classified as carrying on in the Freudian tradition is that the dissenters ________.
developed their own theories during Freud's lifetime
If a part-object satisfies an id instinct, it is judged by the baby to be ________.
Jung proposed that personality is shaped by ________
a.one's goals, expectations, and ambitions
b.the past
c.experiences which occur throughout one's
(D.All of the choices are correct.)
e.childhood experiences
Jung called the two basic attitudes within the person ________.
introversion and extraversion
In Adler's system, a motivating force in behavior based on actual or perceived defects is(are) ________.
inferiority feelings
Which aspect of Adler's system has led to the most research?
birth order
Maslow renounced behaviorism because it ________.
was not relevant for enduring human issues
Which of the following appears to have interfered with humanistic psychology's becoming part of the mainstream of psychological thought?
Its adherents were in private practice, not training graduate students, and were less likely to engage in systematic research and publication.
The tendency to recall uncompleted tasks more easily than completed tasks
Zeigarnik effect
The illusion that two stationary flashing lights are moving from one place to another.

Wertheimer looked at it as a whole in order to explaine the whole phenomenon.
Phi phenomenon
Lewin's system using the concept of fields of force to explain behavior in terms of one's field of social influences.
Field theory
The doctrine that there is a correspondence between psychological or conscious experience and the underlying brain experience
A quality of wholeness or completeness in perceptual experience that does not vary even when the sensory elements change.
Perceptual constancy
Immediate apprehension or cognition.
Fields of force
Regions or spaces traversed by lines of force, such as of a magnet or electric current.
There are no structural psychologists left in the United States. However, structural psychology was a success because it ________.
helped to establish psychology as an independent science
The imperative that "psychology must discard all references to consciousness" was the command of ________.
Tolman's contribution to the decline of S-R psychology was the ________.
concept of cognitive maps
Both Miller and Neisser were once behaviorists because of their ________
graduate work at Harvard, which left them no choice
By 1976, Neisser concluded that cognitive psychology ________
had little to contribute to psychology
The principle purpose of the Turing Test is to determine if ________
an interrogator can distinguish a computer from a human
The inclusion of cognitive factors in the theories of ________ altered American behaviorism.
Bandura and Rotter
One contemporary approach to introspection is called retrospective ________.
phenomenological assessment
The cognitive psychologists' focus on cognitive processes has meant that using animals as subjects is ________.
fruitful in cognitive psychology
Even those psychologists who support cognitive psychology point out that there ________.
remains considerable confusion about terminology and definitions and are few concepts on which the majority of cognitive psychologists agree
The process of reducing or eliminating a complex by recalling it to conscious awareness and allowing it to be expressed.
A psychotherapeutic technique in which the patient says whatever comes to mind.
Free association
An act of forgetting or a lapse in speech that reflects unconscious motives or anxieties
Freudian slip
Leibnitz's theory of psychic entities, called monads, which are similar to perceptions.
Freud's theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts
mental representations of internal stimuli, such as hunger-that drives a person to take certain actions
contains a reservoir of unconscious psychic energy that strives to satisfy basic sexual and aggressive drives; operates on the pleasure principle, demanding immediate gratification
in psychoanalysis, the part of personality that represents reason, good sense, and rational self-control
the part of personality that, according to Freud, represents internalized ideals and provides standards for judgment (the conscience) and for future aspirations
interruptions in free association when the patient hesitates to talk about something
defense mechanisms
in psychoanalytic theory, the ego's protective methods of reducing anxiety by unconsciously distorting reality
psychosexual stages
the childhood stages of development focusing on distinct erogenous zones
oedipus complex
according to Freud, a boy's sexual desires toward his mother and feelings of jealousy and hatred for the rival father
Sigmund Freud's terminology of sexual energy or sexual drive.
percetion is not a passive impression and combination of sensory elements, as the empiricists and associationist said, but an active organizing of elements into a coherent experience
Kant , Immanuel
Aruged that out perception of an object does not change, even if we change our orientation to it.
March, Ernest
a quility of wholeness or completeness in pperceptual experiance that does not vary even when the sensory elements change
pereceptual contancy
Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization

These organizing principles do not depend on higher mental processes or past experiences but are present in the stimuli themselves.
•German word meaning form or shape
•whole is greater than the sum of its parts
-whole design should strike you (not individual elements)
-our eyes are drawn to groups rather than things farther apart; respond in predictable ways
•react to stand outs
Gestalt theory
The founder of Gestalt Psychology
(1886 - 1941) Worked with Wertheimer on his early perception experiments. He is considered a cofounder of the school of Gestalt psychology.

-The Law of Figure - Ground
insight learning- sudden, delayed realization of how to solve a problem
experiment with chimpanzees trying to get banana hanging from ceiling
Wolfgang Kohler
-id, ego, superego
-psychosexual stages
-oedipus complex
-free association
-dream latent + manifest content
1856 - 1939
Sigmund Freud
Frueds daughter.
First to attempt comprehensive list of ego's defense mechanisms.
Used play therapy with children.
Who was Anna Frued?
- Analytical Theory
-Collective Unconscious
-believed that the unconscious contains positive and spiritual motives as well as sexual and aggressive forces
Founded the school of individual psychology; believed that the inability to overcome a childhood sense of incompleteness results in an inferiority complex
Alfred Adler
-Womb Envy
-combined Freud, Jung, and Adler's theories into one of her own
-adult personality is shaped by the child's relationship to the parents- not by fixation at some stage of psycho-sexual development
-basic anxiety
proposed that we are motivated by a hierarchy of needs. If our physiological needs are met, we become concerned with personal safety; if we achieve a sense of security, we then seek to love, to be loved, and to love ourselves; with out love needs satisfied, we seek self-esteem.
Abraham Maslow
-Unconditional Positive Regard
-Accepts the self-actualizing tendency
-Explores individuals who do and do not function well
-Looked at the relationship between the self (one's conscious feelings/views of self) and the person (sum of experiences, feelings, perceptions and wishes)
Carl Rogers
was distinct from mainstream phychological thought in goals, subject matter and methods using case studies
Antecedent Influences of Psychoanalysis
1. philosophical speculations about unconcious psychology phenomena
2.early ideas about psychopathology
3.evoutionary theory
Leibnit'z theory of psychic entites, called monads which are similar to perceptions
Friedrich Herbert
conflict developes among ideas as they struggle for conscious realization
suggested the min is analogous to an iceberg greater impact of Freud
a blockage of refusal to disclose painful memories during free-association session
the process of barring unacceptable ideas, memories, or desires from conscious awareness, leaving them to operate in unconscious mind
Freud concepts supported
1.some characteristics of the oral and anal personality types
2.castration anxiety
3the notion dream reflect emotional concerns
4. aspects of the oedipus complex in boys
Freud concepts not supported
1.dreams satisfies symbolically repressed wishes and desires
2.In resolving the oedipus complex, boys identify with father and accept his superego standards out of fear
3.Women have an inferior conception of their bodies, have less severe superego standards than men, and find it more difficult to achieve identity.
4. personality is formed by age five and changes little after that.
Analytical Psychology
Jung's theory of personality
Personal unconscious
the resevior of material that once was concious but has been forgotten or suppressed
collective unconscious
the deepest level of the psyche, it contains inherited experiences of human and prehuman species
Inherited tendencies within the colloective unconsious that dispose a person to behave similarly to ancestors who confronted similar situations
Individual Psychology
Adler's theory of personality: its incoperates social as well as bilogical factors
Social interest
Adler's conception of an innate potential to cooperate with other people to achieve personal and societial goals.
Inferiority Complex
A condition that developes when a person is unable to compensate for normal inferiorty feelings
Basic anxiety
Horney's conception of pervasive loneliness and helplessness, feelings that are the foundation of neuroses
Self Actualization
the full development of one's abilites and the realization of one's peotential

Postive regard
the unconditional love of a mothers for her infant.

Which of the following appears to have interfered with humanisticpsychology's becoming part of the mainstream of psychological thought?
tsadherents were in private practice, not training graduate students, andwere less likely to engage in systematic research and publication.
The changing Ziegist in Physics during the time of Gestalt psychology was
focuing on fileds of force instead of atoms or elements.
People mistakenly assumed Gestalt psychology delt only with perception
Its was framed around the idea of perceptional ogranization but the word Gestalt had many meanings.
Insight learning is different from Thorndike
becasue its about preciving relatinships on an issue.
Whats was Wertheimer thoughts on creative thinking?
Start with the whole then move to differnt parts
What was the Gestlat critisim of behaviorism ?
-They looked at parts instead of the whole
-Deny Validity of introspection
-Disregard any recognition of consiousness
What is life space
Kurt Lewin's concept
-affects our behavior
- includes all past, present, and future events in our lives
-consists of the persons needs in interaction of it psychological enviorment
What motivates people according to Lewin
Lewin believed that behavior involves an cycle of tension states or need states fallowed by activity and relief.
Three major shocks to the collective human ego according to Freud ?
1) Copernicus said the earth wasnt the center of the universe
2) Darwin showed that we evolved form lower forms of animal life
3) Freud showed that we are not the rational rulers of our but are controled my unconscious forces
What where two major sources of influence in the psychoanalytic movement
1) Darwin
2) Emmanuel movement
3) Hypnosis
Emmanule Church movements
A church movement that pointed out psychologial factors as a potential casuse of mental illness
Why was the case of Anna O. so important to Freuds thinking?
it introduced Freud to the Catharic Method
Life Instincts
survial, hunger thrist, sex
energy is called libido
Death Instincts
Disturctive foce that can be directed in-ward and masochism and suscide

Out- ward is hatred and aggression

Later Freud said that agression can be a great motivator then sex.
What is the relationship between psychanalysis and main stream academic psychology
Psychoanalysis has been developed outside of academic psychology and has been criticized by APA
What where the critizims of Freuds Method for collecting data
1-wrote clients recalections in conversations
2-might of reintrupreted them
3-infered to instead of heard sexual seduction in childhoot
4- resesarch was based on a small ureprested sample of people
5-notes and therpy session dont match up with case histories based on his notes
6-patients could have made up there reports
Expanded the concept of the ego
The changing Zegist in social science later influenced the development of psychoanalysis
Changed it from focusing on bilology to enviorment in the influence in personality
What does word obeject refer to in object relations theory ?
Any object person or activity that can staisfy an instinct
Melanie Kline
Foucused on emotional bond between mother and child
Collective Unconsciousness
The deepest level of the psychie contains inherited experiances of human and prehuman species
Inherited tendencies within the collective unconsious that despose a person to behave simiarly to ansistors who confronted similar situation

Jungs theory of collective unconscious
Jungs theory differed from Freud
1) Jung Intergrowth, Freud Interpersonal relationships
2) Freud defined libido sexual terms, Jung Libido was life energy
3)Freud diecribed people as victums of childhood evenets, Jung though they can be changed and be affected by our goals hopes and asperations
4) Jung attempted to go more deeply then Frude into the unconscious mind
Adler differ from Freud
Adler developed a personallity theory the that differed from Freuds specially in terms of sexual factors.
Adler ment by style of life
The drive to superiority or perfection is universal but everyone behavies in a different way to reach that goal. In order to reach that goal we develope a style of life
Inferiority complex
conditon that developes when a person is unable to compensate for normal inferiority feelings
Jung and Adlers comtributions
Word Assoication and the eight psychological types and Adler was the inferiorty complex
Neurotic need
A peronsalality trait developed in away of defending against basic anxity
How was Humistic Psychology different form behaviorism and psycho
Humnistic psychology was focsing on human strenghts, conscious experiance and fee will that was different form behaviorsim and psycholanalysis
Maslow notion of self actualization
is the full development of ones abilities the relaization of ones potential
Rogers idea of self actualization
is the highest level of psychological health
Hummisitic pscyhology failed becasue
-they wherent at univeristies
-attaching peostions that were no longer infulential
Positive psychology
The idea that psychologist should study the postive charateristics of human beings and not only the bad ones

Martin Seligman