19 terms

General Soc Psy Vocabulary


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social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another in group situations
Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives. A person's ability to recognize and share someone else's perspective;Knowledge of the other person's struggle is vital
a feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another;concerned for the other person's plight.
is deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it. ;to view a person's struggle from your own perspective (point of view)
creates a deep psychological wound, one that distorts our perceptions and scrambles our thinking. It makes us believe that those around us care much less than they actually do. It make us really afraid to reach out, because why set yourself up for rejection and heartache when your heart is already aching more than you can stand?
defined purely subjectively. It depends solely on whether you feel emotionally or socially disconnected from those around you.
lack of success; a single failure can convince a person that he/she cann't succeed, therefore believes it as true.You have to fight feelings of helplessness. You have to gain control over the situation. And you have to break this kind of negative cycle before it begins.
how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself
repeatedly thinking and talking about past experiences; can contribute to depression
Psychological Hygiene
taking care of your mental healthy; focusing on positive thinking and habits
A prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness
how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself
a person's ability to use responsibility to override emotions
wants to do what feels good
wants to do what looks good
wants to do what is good
negative frequency dependent selection
the more rare a trait is the more valuable it is (Right & Left handedness)
positive frequency dependent selection
the fitness of a phenotype increases as it becomes more common
the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
An organism's genetic makeup