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Week 11 notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYCH 1101)

by: Brooke Mays

Week 11 notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYCH 1101) PSYCH 1101

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These are the notes from the 11th week of 3/2/2016 - 3/25/2016 from Professor Verlaque's class at Augusta University. I will be uploading new notes weekly. Thanks for looking!
Introduction to Psychology
Verlaque, L.
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brooke Mays on Monday March 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 1101 at Georgia Regents University taught by Verlaque, L. in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at Georgia Regents University.


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Date Created: 03/28/16
3/22/16 – 3/25/16 Week 11 Psychology Notes Bystander Intervention 4 Steps 1) Notice it (paying attention) 2) Appraisal (emergency) 3) Assume responsibility (you) 4) Take action (get help)  Noticing there is a problem, interpreting it as a cause for alarm, and realizing that you need to  take responsibility If no one is going to help, it must not be an emergency  ­ Diffusion of responsibility ­ Less likely to get help in a busy place st ­ Once that 1  person started to help, helping became the norm ­ Seeing one of your own in distress may incline you to help ­ More likely to help someone similar to you ­ You may feel person doesn’t deserve assistance ­ Well usually help women or people similar to us ­ Generally most will help in a small town or rural area ­ Feeling guilt or seeing someone else help ­ More likely to help when you’re in a good mood, but also when you’re not in a rush Car sliding off road – Emergency? ­ Bad wreck ­ Women or children ­ Damage ­ Blood and screaming Instances of People Needing Help ­ Change the tide, make helping the norm! Social Trap aka Prisoner Dilemma ­ Pursuing self interest ­ Deforestation – don’t want to cut down big chunks of land but you could make a lot of  money and others won’t cut down all of their land, but everyone is thinking the same way and it results in deforestation Read about and know the 4 C’s of Peacemaking 3/22/16 – 3/25/16 Personality traits are related to biology, can breed traits in and out which suggests that there are  genetic roots Traits with introversion and extraversion – biological responses, different brain activities, and  extraverts have lower levels of brain activity Trait – characteristic that has an enduring quality that tends to make a person act a certain way,  we are made up of a collection 2 Main categories 1) Normal – Myers Briggs, 4 different pairings that are all based on normal traits 2) Abnormal – MMPI, diagnose disorders, abnormal personality traits Eysensk’s ­ 2 basic dimensions of personality ­ We all vary on these dimensions ­ Related to genetics ­ Actually we vary on 5 major dimensions 5 Big Personality Traits ­ Openness ­ Conscientiousness ­ Extraversion ­ Agreeableness ­ Neuroticism High in Openness ­ More flexible ­ Non­conformist ­ Variety and imagination ­ Free thinker Low in Openess ­ Conforming ­ Like routine ­ Practical and down to earth 3/22/16 – 3/25/16 ­ Have a comfort zone High in Conscientiousness ­ Self­disciplined ­ Delayed gratification ­ Pursue goals ­ Organized Low in Conscientiousness ­ Disorganized ­ Impulsive  ­ Careless High in Extraversion ­ Drawing energy from others ­ Sociable ­ Fun loving ­ Publicly affectionate Low in Extraversion ­ Recharges energy from being alone ­ Reserved ­ Sober ­ Retiring ­ Bit of a wallflower  High in Agreeableness ­ Helpful ­ Trusting ­ Friendly ­ Soft hearted Low in Agreeableness ­ Uncooperative ­ Suspicious ­ Out for own goals and path High in Neuroticism ­ Higher in anxiety ­ Higher in insecurities and instability 3/22/16 – 3/25/16 ­ Self­pitying Low in Neuroticism ­ Confident ­ Calm ­ Secure ­ Self­satisfied In general, these traits tend to stay the same but with age we tend to be more agreeable and  conscientious and less introverted, neurotic, and open Change less and more consistent as we age, less change between gaps as age increases  incrementally  More and more consistent in your personality as you change Social Media Impact ­ Judge yourself in comparison and you don’t know the hard times that others go through ­ Impact on own self­esteem and image ­ How we put ourselves out there ­ And we also do the same ­ Actually lowers your self­esteem because you’re judging yourself ­ Vague posting – bring certain negative energies, attracts certain people Ways Social Media impacts our Personality ­ What you post can say a lot about you ­ Negative self­talk ­ Perfect hair­do ­ Tells a lot about a person and impacts how the world sees you Social Cognitive Perspective ­ Reaction to environment ­ Van Buren ­ Reciprocate influences of Social Cognitive Perspective (back and forth) ­ No primary cause ­ Interpersonal factors ­ Environmental factors ­ Behavior Rock climbing 3/22/16 – 3/25/16 ­ Learned to, think about it more, have more rock climbing friends, encouraged to rock  climb more, risky activities ­ Thrill seeking behavior ­ You can start at any place and they will influence any of them ­ We interact with a lot of things ­ Can distract from inner emotions and upbringing  


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