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Is defind as the process that initiates, directs, and sustains behaviour in order to satisy physiological and psychological needs
are the desires that energize and direct behavior toward a goal.
something that pulls or entices us to act.
or the venting of emotions has been shown to actually make us angrier.
is the desire to perform behaviors because it makes us feel good, rather than because of nay hope of external reward.
A strong need to be with other people (affiliation), a need for power, and a need for achievement are three examples of ..
is the area in psychology that focuses on the influence of other people on our emotions, thought, and behaviour.
Our overall impression or judgment of another person is influenced more by the first information we receive about the person than by information that comes later. This phenomenon is call the ....
when we attribute someone's behaviour to a personal trait, motive, or attitude, we are making
is an awareness of inconsistencies in our attitudes. Ex. we know smoking is bad for us but we do it anyway
The ... attribute our successes to internal causes and our failures to external ones.
The view that social stereotypes lead people to view the out-group as having less diversity
Amelia is a 24-year old aide in a home for the elderly. When she first started working, she thought that all elderly people were alike. Her attitude about elderly people is best explained by ....
Research has shown that liking of other tends to increase as they become more familiar. This is the reason why ... is an important variable in interpersonal attraction
Occurs when we change attitudes or behavior to be consistent with the attitudes and behavior of other people.
Companies that offer deals appearing "too good to be true" often just that. This is an example of the ......
diffusion of responsibility
Blank deals with the effects of the number of bystanders.
refers to intentionally inflicting physical or psychological harm on another
High level of testosterone in males
is a biological factor in certain types of aggression
suggests that frustration produces aggression
refers to the displacing of aggression onto minority groups or other innocent targets that were not responsible for the frustration causing the aggression
According to berkowitz
people may become aggressive when they are in pain.
is devoted to understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do become ill.
Is the physiological and psychological response to a condition that threatens or challenges the individual and requires some form of adaptation or adjustment.
a stimulus or event that places a demand on an organism for adaptation or readjustment.
Good and damaging
Eustress is to ..... as distress is to ...stress
In one study, giving residents of nursing homes more control over their lives reduced the death rate.
focus on the problem ex. getting away the problem is ending the quiz
are the positive experiences in life that can neutralize the effects of many of the hassles
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
A prolonged and severe stress reaction to a scary event
Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome
The three stages of ...... include
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