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Psy 101 Final Exam

Psychology 101 Final Exam

QuestionAnswer
Phobia An exaggerated, unrealistic fear of a specific situation, activity, or object.
Punishment The process by which a stimulus or event weakens or reduces the probability of the response that it follows.
Learning A relatively permanent change in behavior (or behavioral potential) due to experience.
Conditioning A basic kind of learning that involves associations between environmental stimuli and the organism's responses.
Shaping An operant-conditioning procedure in which successive approximations of a desired response are involved.
5 Symptoms of schizophrenia. 1. Bizarre delusions. 2. Hallucinations. 3. Disorganized, incoherent speech. 4. Grossly disorganized and inappropriate behavior. 5. Impaired cognitive abilities.
3 Origins of schizophrenia. 1. Genetic predispositions. 2. Prenatal problems or birth complications. 3. Biological events during adolescence.
4 Drugs commonly prescribed for mental disorders. 1. Antipsychotic drugs. 2. Antidepressant drugs. 3. Anti-anxiety drugs (tranquilizers). 4. Lithium carbonate.
6 Cautions about drug treatments. 1. The placebo effect. 2. High relapse and dropout rate. 3. Disregard for effective, possibly better non-medical treatments. 4. Dosage problems. 5. Unknown risks over time and drug interactions. 6. Untested off-label uses.
3 Motives for rape. 1. Narcissism and hostility towards women. 2. A desire to dominate, humiliate, or punish the victim. 3. Sadism.
6 Motives for sex. 1. Pleasure. 2. Intimacy. 3. Insecurity. 4. Partner approval. 5. Peer approval. 6. Attaining a goal.
4 Central features of a psychopath. 1. Abnormalities in the central nervous system. 2. Impaired frontal-lobe functioning. 3. Genetic influences. 4. Environmental events.
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