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Psych Final Vocb

TermDefinition
Intelligence Quotient mental age over physical age times 100
Sociocultural Perspective in psychology, the perspective that focuses on the roles of ethnicity, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status in personality formation, behavior, and mental processes
Stroboscopic Motion a visual illusion in which the perception of motion is generated by the presentation of a series of stationary images in rapid succession
Psychoanalytic Perspective the perspective that stresses the influences of unconscious forces on human behavior
Operant Conditioning people and animals learn to do certain things, and not to do with others, because of the results of what they do
Central Nervous System the part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and the spinal chord
Photoreceptor Neurons that are sensitive to light
Absolute Threshold the weakest amount of stimulus that can be sensed
Perception the psychological process through which we interpret sensory stimulation
Ethics standards for proper and responsible behavior
Depressants a drug that reduces neural activity and slows body function
Functionalism the schools of psychology, founded by William James, that emphasizes the purposes of behavior and mental processes
Stimulus something that produces a reaction or a response
Hormones chemicals produced by the endocrine glands the regulate specific body functions
Survey people are asked to respond to a series of questions about a particular subject
Insomnia The inability to sleep
Chuncking the organization of items into familiar or manageable units
Control Group in an experiment, they do not receive treatment
Heuristics rules of thumb that often, but not always, help us find the solution to a problem
Sensation the stimulation or sensory receptors and the transmission of sensory information to the brain
Heritability a proportion of variation among individuals that can be attributed to genes
Hypothesis an educated guess
Cerebrum the large mass of the forebrain, consisting of two hemispheres
Decay the fading away of a memory
Syntax the way in which words are arranged to make phrases and sentences
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