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Intro to Psych Terms

Terms from our discussion on a general intro and overview of psychology.

An unproven speculation about reality. Theory
One of three parts that make up your personality according to Freud. Focus on Self. Id
Physical manifestation of stress, can be hereditary or brought on by trauma. Anxiety
One of the main backers of Eugenics Charles Davenport
Key figure with Intelligence testing Alfred Binet
Key figure with the Psychoanalytic Theory. Sigmund Freud
Emotion originates in the _____________. Brain
Putting a patient in a state of relaxation to get them to discuss their "issues." Talking Cure
Taught both Freud and Binet. Jean-Martin Charcot
Illness characterized by panic, sweating, screaming, and rapid pulse rate. Hysteria
School of Thought supported by William James. Functionalism
Functionalism came to prominence during the _____________. Late 1800's
The idea that a son will compete with his father for his mother's attention. Oedipus Complex
The Psychoanalytic Theory now focuses on these types of relationships. Psycho-Social
Freud used the Psychoanalytic Theory to focus on these types of relationships. Psycho-Sexual
Freud's book that brought psychology to the masses. "Interpretation of Dreams"
The idea that a daughter will compete with her mother for her father's attention. Elektra Complex
Freud's Developmental Theory has how many stages? Five
This is the part of you that mediates between the other two parts of your psyche. Ego
Freud would look to interpret these, since your defense mechanisms are off when you sleep. Dreams
Making sure you are assessing what you mean to assess. Validity
Area of psychology that believed certain races were superior to others. Eugenics
Checking whether or not test scores and/or results are similar over time. Reliability
US Soldiers were given IQ Tests before this war and the info was used to fuel the Eugenics Movement. World War I
IQ tests were used to support this policy in the US during the 1920's. US Immigration Policy
The scientific study of observable behavior. Behaviorism
Key player in Behaviorism, a Russian Physiologist. Ivan Pavlov
The term for "teaching" a subject to respond or act a certain way. Conditioning
Designed an "Air Crib" for training subjects. B. F. Skinner
Ran the "Little Albert Experiment" John Watson
This is the part of your psyche that feels guilt and wants to be giving to others. Super Ego
A proposition, if this then that Hypothesis
The group that is being tested during research. Experimental Group
The group that does not become exposed to the experiment during research. Control Group
The item of an experiment that can be changed or adjusted. Independent Variable
The item being measured in an experiment. Dependent Variable
The outcome of an experiment or research. Conclusion
Are the results of your experiments or research consistent. Reliability
The standardized method of research. Scientific Method
Emphasis on measurable data and statistics for research. Quantitative Research Method
Focus on observations and interviews for research. Qualitative Research Method
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