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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.
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 ....
The view that social stereotypes lead people to view the out-group as having less diversity
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 ......
Blank deals with the effects of the number of bystanders.
diffusion of responsibility
refers to intentionally inflicting physical or psychological harm on another
is a biological factor in certain types of aggression
High level of testosterone in males
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
people may become aggressive when they are in pain.
According to berkowitz
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.
Eustress is to ..... as distress is to ...stress
Good and damaging
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
A prolonged and severe stress reaction to a scary event
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
The three stages of ...... include
Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome
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