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Limbic system Is a set of brain structures in the middle of the brain. It's called the 'emotional area' as it responsible for emotions for survival- Fear and aggression.
Amygdala A structure in the brain that recognises emotion. E.g a smile =happy, frown = sad, it is also responsible for producing aggression.
Hormone A chemical produced by the body that sends messages to organs of the body via the bloodstream
Testosterone A male sex hormone produced in the testes and secreted by the adrenal glands, which is need to produce sperm.
Observational learning The process of learning from watching others.
Attention Paying attention to the person being observed.
Memory Being able to remember what we have seen until it is needed.
Reproduction Being able to act out what we see- this is modelling as well
Motivation The incentive to copy what has been seen.
Role model A person who is looked up to.
Modelling Observing, identifying with and copying the behaviour of a role model.
Identification Feeling like we are similar to a role model (i.e same gender, same age) so we are more likely to imitate them.
Vicarious reinforcement Copying someone's behaviour because we have seen them being rewarded for it.
Nature What we are born with.
Nurture What we learn from the way we are raised.
Content analysis research method used to measure the number of times something comes up in a book, news paper article, television programme etc.
Tally A single mark to show that a behaviour/category has been found during content analysis.
Unrepresentative Limited so that it might not apply to everyone.
Reliability Refers to whether findings from a study would be found again if the study was repeated.
Consent Permission to take part in a study
Right to withdraw A participants right to leave a study at any time and their ability to do so.
Deception Being lied to.
Debreif Being told the truth about a study when its over.
Protection of participants Looking after the rights and welfare of participants to ensure no physical or psychological damage is caused.
Natural experiment An experiment where the independent variable is naturally occurring and not set up by the researchers.
Watershed When applied to Tv programming it is 9Pm deadline before which programmes (Including cable and satellite programmes) that contain certain levels of violence and sex cannot be broadcast.
Censorship Limiting access to certain information if it might be harmful in some way..
Moral censorship Deciding what material is suitable for broadcasting or publishing and what material is not considered moral or suitable.
Williams et al A study carried out to investigate the effects on children's behaviour before and after introducing TV to a town. These results were also compared with 2 other towns that did have TV.
Ramirez et al A study carried out to investigate whether your culture influences how aggressive you are.
Competence A psychologist's ability to conduct a study.
Anderson and Dill A study to investigate whether people who played violent video games became aggressive.
Charlton et al A study to investigate the effects of television on children's behaviour on the island of St Helena - where there was previously no television.
Educational Psychologist A person who works with children and young people in schools to help resolve problems of classroom behaviour or issues such as dyslexia and autism.
Standardised Test A type of assessment that an Educational Psychologist might use to measure children's abilities.
Intervention Part of the role of an educational psychologist which requires them to actually find a way to solve the problem.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Continuing to carry out training and research, even after you have qualified in a particular job role.
(BBFC) British board of film classification Age ratings e.g 4 year olds films allowed some kissing but not in a sexual way.
Created by: khills
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