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PERA semester 2
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A positive symptom of schizophrenia including false beliefs, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders
This pheomenon was demonstrated when participants of Stanley Milgram's experiment chose to administer the highest possible level of voltage charge to learners.
Systematic desensitization is considered to follow this perspective/approach to psychology.
This therapeutic technique stresses that the patient should determine the course of therapy.
This term describes an infant's individual style of interacting with the world.
decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation. As infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus, their interest wanes and they look away sooner.
stronger responses on simple or well-learned tasks in the presence of others
the process by which certain animals form attachments during a critical period very early in life (Konrad Lorenz)
a desire to perform a behavior effectively for its own sake
Prescription drugs that are used to reduce psychotic symptoms; frequently used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
This brain structure has the strongest influence on hunger and satiety.
In the Stanford prison simulation the participants designated as guards acted harshly toward those designated as prisoners because the guards responded to ______ _______.
an optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development
This term is most closely associated with drive reduction theory.
psychoanalytic defense mechanism by which people disguise their own threatening impulses by attributing them to others
the theory that prejudice offers an outlet to blame others for one's problems.
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either the situation or the person's disposition
Treating people diagnosed with depression with medication is following this approach.
Intimacy vs. Isolation
Erikson's stage in which individuals form deeply personal relationships, marry, begin families
the principle (which Piaget believed to be a part of concrete operational reasoning) that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects
dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia
argues that delusions, halucinations, and agitation associated with schizophrenia arise from either too much dopamine or from oversensitivity to dopamine in the brain
A patient is experiencing blindness with no biological reason might be diagnosed with this disorder.
Trait theory to personality which includes: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism
A theory developed by Freud that assesses people's personalities by having them draw pictures in the hope that the drawings will reveal underlying personality characteristics.
This type of therapy focuses on changing a behavior by changing maladaptive thinking.
a test designed to predict a person's future performance
An abnormal fear of open or public places
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