Glossary of psych glossary dse212

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Small structure in limbic system of the brain. Particularly involved in emotion.
Anal stage
Ps 182,184,185 book 2
Second main stage of psychosexual development where the focus is on the anal area and the primary source of pleasure is the retention and elimination of faeces.
Androgen insensitivity syndrome
P125 book 3
Medical syndrome affecting 1 in 20,000 of those born with an XY genetic make-up and affecting the typical male/female bodily appearance. Symptoms include infertility and external genitalia that can range from completely male to completely female. Those with the syndrome can be raised as either male or female.
P 187 book 2
Anxiety and anguish resulting from inner conflict.
Anomical autobiographical memory
P 148 book 2
Describes the inability to generate names for people or objects, typically as a result of a brain injury.
Ps 193, 204 book 3
This is a condition in which the patient is unable to recognize and deal with his or her own disease, illness or impairment.
P 201 book l
To make something one’s own.
Artificial stimuli
P 192 book 1
Stimuli devised by the experimenter in order to have no intrinsic meaning.
Ascending reticulocortical activating system (ARAS)
P 313 book l
Part of the brain that controls cortical arousal.
P 194 book 3
This is a condition in which the patient is seemingly unable to recognize his or her own body or perhaps even that he or she has a body.
Asperger’s syndrome
(see autism)
A sub-type of autistic spectrum disorder similar or identical to High Functioning Autism. Clinicians disagree about whether it involves language difficulties, and how far it is qualitatively distinct from other autistic spectrum disorders.
Associative representations
See examples pages 155 book 2 and 83 book 3.
Mental representations that link different pieces of information in the mind.
A build-up of fatty deposits within the arteries that carry blood to the heart resulting in decreased blood flow.
Ps22-37 book 3
A strong, ongoing emotional bond between two people.
Attachment theory
Ps 4,19,20-37 book 3
Bowlby’s theory that children have a drive to feel secure by forming an emotional bond with a primary care giver.

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