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UH - PSYC 1300 - Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide- Agan - Study Guide

School: University of Houston
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Herb Agan
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Psychology and Intro to Psychology
Name: Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide- Agan
Description: This is a complete study guide for the 3rd psychology midterm for Prof Agan's class.
Uploaded: 03/09/2016
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background image Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide – Professor Herb Agan 
Exam Date: 04/29/16
MULTIPLE CHOICE Chapter 9  1. What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? - Intrinsic:  satisfying or pleasurable - Extrinsic: The desire to behave in a certain way in order to gain some external reward or to avoid some undesirable consequence.        2. What motives are required to experience interaction with others? - Social Motives         3. What does the biological approach to motivational entail? - Drive­reduction theory. A need gives rise to an internal state of tension called  a drive, andthe person or organism is motivated to reduce it.         4. What type of psychologist applies his or her knowledge to the workplace?  - Industrial/ organizational (I/O) psychologist 5. What are the basic laws of emotion? - Physical, Cognitive, Behavioral     6. What is the hallmark of self­actualization?  - The pursuit of self­defined goals for personal fulfillment and growth. 7. What is motivation? - All of the processes that initiate, direct, and sustain behavior Chapter 14 1. What are the major topics that social psychology explores? - Actual, imagined, or implied presence of others influence on our thoughts,  feelings, and behaviors 2. What are the major factors for attraction? - Proximity, or physical, or geographic closeness 3. O’Leary and Smith: What factors play a role in marital or rational status?  - Similarities in needs, personality, physical traits, intellectual ability,  education, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and attitudes.
background image 4. Buss: What is the most important in males and females choosing a mate? - Male: Tend to look for physical attractiveness. - Female: tend to prefer men who appear to have economic resources andsocial  status. 5. What describes Asch’s method on conformity? ­Social Norms ­ The tendency to go along with the majority opinion remained in fullforce even 
when there was a unanimous majority of only three confederates
6. Milgram: What prompted research on obedience?  - Intrigued by questions about what drove the guards in Nazi death camps to  obey theirsuperiors, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an 
experiment.
7. What explains the bystander effect? - Diffusion of responsibility - A social factor that affects pro­social behavior: As the number of bystanders  atan emergency increases, the probability that the victim will receive help
decreases, and the help, if given, is likely to be delayed.
      8. What does research show about media violence and aggressive behavior? - There is a clear relationship between violence in media and aggressive  behavior by the viewer Chapter 12 1. What makes behavior abnormal? - The behavior must be maladaptive and consistent with criteria. - Maladaptive: behavior that is poorly suited to a particular situation of function 2. Why do we have a DMS5 (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) - List criteria that must be met in order to make a particular diagnosis of  psychological disorders. - Also organizes these disorders into categories based on similar symptoms. - Allows doctors to be able to communicate effectively and clearly with each  other 3. What are the symptoms of a panic attack? - Sudden feeling of fear in which the heart pounds, the body shakes, and the  person hasa choking sensation 4. What is the chief symptom of a general anxiety disorder? - Chronic, excessive worrying for a prolonged period of time

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School: University of Houston
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Herb Agan
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Psychology and Intro to Psychology
Name: Psychology Exam 3 Study Guide- Agan
Description: This is a complete study guide for the 3rd psychology midterm for Prof Agan's class.
Uploaded: 03/09/2016
6 Pages 94 Views 75 Unlocks
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