Glossary of psych mid
Created by JeremyDkBarkin
- focuses on how genes, hormones, and nervous system interact with our environments to influence learning, personality, memory, motivation, emotions, and coping techniques
- Emphasizes the ways in which behavior and Mental Processes are adapted for survival
- emphasizes on behavior being motivated by inner forces and conflicts about which we have little awareness or control.
- Emphasizes on the belief that all individuals naturally strive to grow, develop, and be in control of their lives and behavior.
- Emphasizes on each person's experiences with either reward or punishment.
- The approach that focuses on how people think, understand, and know about the world.
Mechanism through which people retrieve, store, receive, and process information.
- 3 Subdivisions of Brain
- forebrain, midbrain, hindbrain
- automatic behaviors that integrate simple movement of sensory input.
controls the visual and auditory systems as well as eye movement.
- automatic behaviors: controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and other vital functions
- coming towards the brain
- going away from the brain
- 3 Distinct Functions of Neurons
- Input, Processing, and Output
- Erikson's Identity Crisis
- A: self-acceptance
- Temporal: stimulus in terms of changes in timing of neural firing
Spatial: Stimulus in terms of distance of neurons
- a mental representation of a certain activity that a child develops quite early.
- study of behavior and mental processes
- The study of the effects of brain damage on behavior and the mind
- EPSP: Excitatory Postsynaptic Potential
Speeds up transfer of information across the synapse
IPSP: Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential
Slows down transfer of information across the synapse
- 6 Approaches to Psychology
You must Login or Register to add cards