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AP Psych Difficult concepts set 2, 2021
Terms in this set (22)
An individual's belief that he or she is capable of performing a task.
how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself
triarchic theory of intelligence
Robert Sternberg's theory that describes intelligence as having analytic, creative and practical dimensions
The process of converting outside stimuli, such as light, into neural activity
the interacting influences of behavior, internal cognition, and environment; Bandura's idea...we like basketball; we think we're good; we practice more; we like it more; and the cycle continues
between people (usually describing social activities)
Relates to independent action, existing or occurring within your own mind
Mental shortcuts or "rules of thumb" that often lead to a solution (but not always).
A methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem.
skills involved in the production and use of language
decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation. As infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus, their interest wanes and they look away sooner.
People have the tendency to see themselves in vague, stock descriptions of personality
three fluid-filled canals in the inner ear responsible for our sense of balance
three tiny bones in the middle ear
Developed "client-centered" therapy; humanist
woman who pushed for changes in the treatment of the mentally ill and founded 32 mental hospitals
a measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet; the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance
A correlation where as one variable increases, the other also increases, or as one decreases so does the other. Both variables move in the same direction.
A finding that two factors vary systematically in opposite directions, one increasing as the other decreases.
myelin sheath destruction can lead to this. disruptions in nerve impulse conduction
Freud's theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts; the techniques used in treating psychological disorders by seeking to expose and interpret unconscious tensions
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