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14 Cards in this Set

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cognitive dissonance
bringing our beliefs in line with our actions
self serving bias
we 'serve our selves' meaning that we attribute failurs to external forces
implicit attitude
attitudes that are revealed indirectly
Fundamental attribution error
viewing someone actions as a result of their disposition rather then their situation.
actor observer bias
when we are acting we employ a self serving bias and assume our actions are a result of our situation.

when we observe, we assume the opposite, that someone is an angry, mean person if they snap at a waitress or cashier.
Milgram studies
decreasing the psychological distance between the teacher and student (ie putting them in the same room) meant that the comliance rate dropped dramatically
group polarization
a decision made by a group can be more extreme that decidsions made by individuals.
Risky shift
group polarization results from risky shift: group members willing to take more risks when they are in a group.
when a cohsive group closes itself off to outside opinions and can overestimate it's potential for success
social loafing
when individual work in a group, they generate less effort than when they work alone.
cognitive therapy
an approach to therapy in which the therapist tries to change the patients habitual way of thinking about themselves.
interpersonal therapy
the therapist focuses on getting the patient to understand how they interact with others and getting them to find new ways of communicating.
what are the 5 axis of the DSM
primary diagnosis
personality disorders
related medical problems
social envirnomental problems
overall function rating from 0-100
what is a somatoform disorder?
a disorder that takes on bodily form