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Aaron Beck's view of depression
cognitive distortions in depression and anxiety
Absolute threshold
the minimum amount of physical energey needed to produce a reliable sensory experience.
achievement vs. aptitude tests
a test designed to measure the knowledge or proficiency of an individual in something that has been learned or taught, as arithmetic or typing.
vs. any of various tests given to measure abilities, as manual dexterity, visual acuity, reasoning, or verbal comprehension, and used to assist in the selection of a career.
action vs. resting potential
resting potential provides the capbility to provide an acting potential. ( polazation within in the nueron ( resting) vs. nerve impulse activated in a neuron that travles down th axon and causes neurotramsnitters to be released into a synapse
acuity
-vision
Ainsworth Strange Situation (paradigm)
is a theory, or group of theories, about the psychological tendency to seek closeness to another person, to feel secure when that person is present, and to feel anxious when that person is absent
Albert Bandura: major view on learning and Bobo Doll Experiement
that environment causes behavior, true; but behavior causes environment as well. He labeled this concept reciprocal determinism: The world and a person’s behavior cause each other.
Albert Ellis - Rational Emotive Therapy ( RET )
is an active-directive, solution-oriented therapy which focuses on resolving emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems in clients, originally developed by the American psychotherapist Albert Ellis. REBT is one of the first forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and was first expounded by Ellis in 1953.
Alfred Adler- inferiority complex
intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.
all or nothing law ( all or none) of neural firing
The rule that the size of the action potential is unaffected by increases in the intensity of stimulation beyonf the threshold level
altruism
Prosocial behaviors a person carries out without considering his or her own safety or intrests.
American Psychological Association
the APA
amnesia ( anteriograde and retrograde)
A failure of memory caused bt physical injurt,disease,drug use,or psychological trama.
apparent motion
an optical illusion in which stationary objects viewed in quick succession or in relation to moving objects appear to be in motion called also apparent movement;
arousal
to stir to action or strong response; excite
Asch's conformity study
The tendency for people to adopt the behaviors and attut idues and values of other members of a refrence group
attachment
emotional relationship between child and regualr caregiver