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AP Psychology - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
24 terms
AP Psychology - Abnormal Psychology
psychological disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
medical model
DSM-V-TR
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorde…
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statist…
psychological disorder
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
57 terms
AP Psychology: Social Psychology
social psychology
attribution theory
dispositional attribution
situational attribution
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
theory that suggests how we explain someone's behavior by cre…
attributing one's behavior to his or her personality; for exa…
attributing one's behavior to an outside factor; for example,…
social psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
attribution theory
theory that suggests how we explain someone's behavior by cre…
68 terms
AP Psychology Biology of Psychology
Acetylcholine (ach)
Action potential
Adrenal glands
Agonist
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also…
A neural impulse: a brief electrical charge that travels down…
A pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. The adrena…
Excite neurons by mimicking natural neurotransmitters or bloc…
Acetylcholine (ach)
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also…
Action potential
A neural impulse: a brief electrical charge that travels down…
53 terms
AP Psychology - Development Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Zygote
Embryo
Fetus
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertil…
the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception t…
Developmental Psychology
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
Zygote
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
24 terms
AP Psychology - Abnormal Psychology
psychological disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
medical model
DSM-V-TR
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorde…
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statist…
psychological disorder
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
53 terms
AP Psychology Development Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Zygote
Embryo
Fetus
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertil…
the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception t…
Developmental Psychology
a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and…
Zygote
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell d…
84 terms
AP Psychology Chapter 4
Sensation
Bottom-Up Processing
Perception
Top-Down Processing
Detecting physical energy from the environment and encoding i…
Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
Selecting, organizing, and interpreting what comes in your wi…
Guided by higher level mental processes, such as experience,…
Sensation
Detecting physical energy from the environment and encoding i…
Bottom-Up Processing
Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
63 terms
AP Psychology Unit 4
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
28 terms
AP psychology chapter 1
psychology
empirical approach
pseudo-psychology
confirmation bias
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
a study conducted via careful observations and scientifically…
Erroneous assertions or practices set forth as being scientif…
the tendency to attend to evidence that complements and confi…
psychology
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
empirical approach
a study conducted via careful observations and scientifically…
56 terms
AP Psychology Unit 6
learning
habituation
associative learning
classical conditioning
a relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due t…
an organism's decreasing response to a stimulus with repeated…
learning that certain events occur together. The events may b…
a type of learning in which one learns to link two or more st…
learning
a relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due t…
habituation
an organism's decreasing response to a stimulus with repeated…
40 terms
AP psychology chapter 2
scientific method
empirical investigation
theory
hypothesis
a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and…
an approach to research that relies on sensory experience and…
a testable explanation for a set of facts
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible an…
scientific method
a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and…
empirical investigation
an approach to research that relies on sensory experience and…
68 terms
AP Psychology Unit 4
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
cones
visual messages/cues that only require one eye
place on the retina out where the ganglion cells axons leads…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
visual receptor cells; located in retina; 8 million in each e…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that only require one eye
blind spot
place on the retina out where the ganglion cells axons leads…
30 terms
AP Psychology Unit 1
empiricism
structuralism
functionalism
experimental psychology
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
empiricism
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
structuralism
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
63 terms
AP psychology chapter 4
sensation
perception
transduction
sensory adaptation
The process by which stimulation of a sensory receptor produc…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation,…
reduced responsiveness caused by prolonged stimulation
sensation
The process by which stimulation of a sensory receptor produc…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
35 terms
AP Psychology Unit 2
hindsight bias
critical thinking
theory
hypothesis
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount o…
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
hindsight bias
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
critical thinking
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
54 terms
AP Psychology Unit 1
empiricism
structuralism
functionalism
experimental psychology
the view that knowledge originates in experience and that sci…
an early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
a school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
empiricism
the view that knowledge originates in experience and that sci…
structuralism
an early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
30 terms
AP Psychology Unit 1
empiricism
structuralism
functionalism
experimental psychology
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
empiricism
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
structuralism
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
46 terms
AP Psychology Unit 5
consciousness
circadian rhythm
REM sleep
alpha waves
our awareness of ourselves and our environment
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on a…
rapid eye moment sleep; a recurring sleep stage during which…
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment
circadian rhythm
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on a…
39 terms
AP Psychology Unit 8
motivation
instinct
drive reduction theory
homeostatis
a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a spe…
the idea that a physiological need creates an arousal tension…
a tendency to maintain a balanced or constant interval state;…
motivation
a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
instinct
a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a spe…
66 terms
AP psychology chapter 3
biopsychology
neuroscience
evolution
natural selection
Specialty in psychology that studies the interaction of biolo…
perspective on psychology that emphasizes the study of the br…
the gradual change in a species over time
the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variat…
biopsychology
Specialty in psychology that studies the interaction of biolo…
neuroscience
perspective on psychology that emphasizes the study of the br…
35 terms
AP Psychology Unit 13
eclectic approach
psychotherapy
psychoanalysis
resistance
an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client's…
treatment involving psychological techniques; consists of int…
Sigmund Freud's therapeutic technique. Freud believed the pat…
in psychoanalysis, the blocking from consciousness of anxiety…
eclectic approach
an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client's…
psychotherapy
treatment involving psychological techniques; consists of int…
31 terms
AP Psychology Chapter One
Theory
Hypothesis
Operational definition
Case Study
a testable explanation for a set of facts
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible an…
is a carefully worded statement of the exact procedures used…
is a descriptive technique in which ONE person or group is st…
Theory
a testable explanation for a set of facts
Hypothesis
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible an…
AP Psychology - Research Methods
Hindsight Bias
Critical Thinking
Theory
Hypothesis
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
An explanation using an integrated set of principles that org…
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory.
Hindsight Bias
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
Critical Thinking
Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusio…
45 terms
AP psychology chapter 6
learning
habituation
mere exposure effect
behavioral learning
a relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due t…
decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation
this phenomenon causes one to prefer a stimulus as a conseque…
forms of learning, such as classical conditioning and operant…
learning
a relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due t…
habituation
decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation
55 terms
#13 Abnormal Psychology (AP Psychology)
Disorder Criteria
DSM V
Rosenhan's Study
Medical Model on Disorders
consist of deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional behavior p…
Described: used by psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnos…
Conducted: a group of people faked hearing voices and were im…
assumes that psychological disorders are mental illnesses tha…
Disorder Criteria
consist of deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional behavior p…
DSM V
Described: used by psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnos…
25 terms
AP Psychology Unit 12 - Abnormal Psychology
psychological disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
medical model
DSM-IV-TR
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorde…
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statist…
psychological disorder
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
35 terms
AP Psychology Unit 2
hindsight bias
critical thinking
theory
hypothesis
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
A hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount o…
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
hindsight bias
The tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that one…
critical thinking
Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When on…
33 terms
AP psychology chapter 5
consciousness
cognitive neuroscience
nonconscious processes
preconscious memories
the process by which the brain creates a model of internal an…
the branch of neuroscience that studies the biological founda…
Any brain process that does not involve conscious processing,…
Information that is not currently in consciousness but can be…
consciousness
the process by which the brain creates a model of internal an…
cognitive neuroscience
the branch of neuroscience that studies the biological founda…
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AP Psychology Unit 3C
Natural Selection
Mutation
Molecular Genetics
Interaction
the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variat…
a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure…
the interplay that occurs when the effect of one factor (such…
Natural Selection
the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variat…
Mutation
a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
36 terms
AP Psychology unit 5
consciousness
circadian rhythm
REM sleep
alpha waves
our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psycho…
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
rapid eye movement sleep; a recurring sleep stage during whic…
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state. (M…
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment. (Myers Psycho…
circadian rhythm
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
30 terms
AP Psychology Unit 1
empiricism
structuralism
functionalism
experimental psychology
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
empiricism
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
structuralism
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
AP Psychology - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate…
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
the tendency, when watching others, to underestimate the impa…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate…
Attribution Theory
theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting either…
1,254 terms
AP PSYCHOLOGY
obedience to authority
Sexology
Philip Zimbardo
mere exposure
-Studies of obedience by Stanley Milgram. Milgram told partic…
The scientific study of sex, especially of sexual dysfunctions.
Conducted the famous Stanford Prison experiment. It was condu…
the phenomenon by which the greater the exposure we have to a…
obedience to authority
-Studies of obedience by Stanley Milgram. Milgram told partic…
Sexology
The scientific study of sex, especially of sexual dysfunctions.
71 terms
AP Psychology (Abnormal Psychology)
Narcissistic personality disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Anxiety
Abnormal Psychology
a personality disorder characterized by exaggerated ideas of…
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dis…
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipatio…
The field of psychology concerned with the assessment, treatm…
Narcissistic personality disorder
a personality disorder characterized by exaggerated ideas of…
Dissociative Disorders
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dis…
17 terms
Unit 8A AP Psychology
Motivation
Instinct
Drive-Reduction Theory
Homeostasis
a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a spe…
the idea that a physiological need creates an aroused tension…
a tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state;…
Motivation
a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
Instinct
a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a spe…
50 terms
AP Psychology - Social Psychology (Nicdao)
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
63 terms
AP Psychology Unit 4
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
50 terms
AP Psychology - Memory
memory
encoding
storage
retrieval
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
the processing of getting information into the memory system.
the retention of encoded information over time.
the process of getting information out of memory storage.
memory
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
encoding
the processing of getting information into the memory system.
36 terms
AP Psychology - Memory
memory
encoding
storage
retrieval
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
the processing of information into the memory system—for exam…
the retention of encoded information over time.
the process of getting information out of memory storage.
memory
the persistence of learning over time through the storage and…
encoding
the processing of information into the memory system—for exam…
62 terms
AP Psychology Chapter 5
perception
computational approach
constructivist approach
ecological approach
the process through which people take raw sensation from the…
an approach to perception that focuses on how computational b…
a view of perception taken by those who argue that the percep…
an approach to perception maintaining that humans and other s…
perception
the process through which people take raw sensation from the…
computational approach
an approach to perception that focuses on how computational b…
38 terms
AP Psychology States of Consciousness
Consciousness
3 Level of Consciousness
Conscious Level
Nonconscious Level
the awareness of the sensations, thoughts, and feelings we ex…
The conscious, preconscious, and unconscious according to Freud
Info about yourself & your environment that you are currently…
Body processes controlled by your mind that we are unaware of…
Consciousness
the awareness of the sensations, thoughts, and feelings we ex…
3 Level of Consciousness
The conscious, preconscious, and unconscious according to Freud
30 terms
AP Psychology History & Approaches
empiricism
structuralism
functionalism
experimental psychology
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and beh…
the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental met…
empiricism
Information is collected by objective observations and experi…
structuralism
An early school of psychology that used introspection to expl…
55 terms
AP Psychology Biology of Psychology
Acetylcholine (ach)
Action potential
Adrenal glands
Agonist
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also…
A neural impulse: a brief electrical charge that travels down…
A pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. The adrena…
Excite neurons by mimicking natural neurotransmitters or bloc…
Acetylcholine (ach)
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also…
Action potential
A neural impulse: a brief electrical charge that travels down…
24 terms
AP Psychology Unit 12 - Abnormal Psychology
psychological disorder
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
medical model
DSM-IV-TR
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorde…
the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statist…
psychological disorder
deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional patterns of thoughts,…
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disord…
a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of…
50 terms
AP Psychology Unit 14 - Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Attribution Theory
Fundamental Attribution Error
Attitude
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
the tendency for observers, when analyzing another's behavior…
feelings, often influenced by our beliefs, that predispose us…
Social Psychology
the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and re…
Attribution Theory
the theory that we explain someone's behavior by crediting ei…
11 terms
AP Psychology - Module 7
Descriptive statistics
Histogram
Mode
Mean
Numerical data used to measure and describe characteristics o…
A bar graph depicting a frequency distribution
The most frequently occurring scores in a distribution
Arithmetic average of a distribution
Descriptive statistics
Numerical data used to measure and describe characteristics o…
Histogram
A bar graph depicting a frequency distribution
36 terms
AP Psychology Consciousness
consciousness
circadian rhythm
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep
alpha waves
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
rapid eye movement sleep; a recurring sleep stage during whic…
the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state.
consciousness
our awareness of ourselves and our environment.
circadian rhythm
the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of…
566 terms
All AP Psychology Terms
Biological Psychology
Neuron
Dendrite
Axon
A branch of psychology concerned with the links between biolo…
A nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
The bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive mess…
The extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fiber…
Biological Psychology
A branch of psychology concerned with the links between biolo…
Neuron
A nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system.
78 terms
AP Psychology (Developmental Psychology)
Erik Erikson
Psychosocial Theory
Lawrence Kohlberg
Heinz
Neo-Freudian, humanistic; 8 psychosocial stages of developmen…
A theory of psychological development that proposes that cogn…
Developmental psychologist who contends that moral thinking p…
The case of this person was used by Kohlberg as a moral dilem…
Erik Erikson
Neo-Freudian, humanistic; 8 psychosocial stages of developmen…
Psychosocial Theory
A theory of psychological development that proposes that cogn…
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