Physiological Psychology Flashcards

Physiological Psychology Flashcards
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According to Maslow, physiological needs must be met before an individual can progress up the pyramid to _____ and _____ needs.
Psychological and Social
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Rest and food are examples of the _____ in the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Physiological Needs
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Bottom level of the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Physiological Needs
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American psychologist who developed the concept of the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Abraham Maslow
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Physiological psychologists try to make a connection between _____ factors and _____ events.

Biological

Psychological

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Looking at a complex events in the body and breaking it into and studying the individual pieces such as chemical reactions.
Reductionist
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Type of research method based on statistical certainty.
Generalization
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In psychology, _____ is mostly used when conducting research.
Generalization
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In psychology, _____ and _____ are two approaches used to conduct research.

Generalization

Reductionist

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Physiological Psychologists do not normally perform scientific tests on human subjects because the reactions or results can be _____.
Unpredictable
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Empirical
Data used in physiological psychology that is observable and not hypothesized.
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Physiological Psychology
The study of behaviors associated with depression and schizophrenia and how these behaviors are linked to biological factors.
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Psychology is an interesting topic that covers many aspects of the human psyche. With relation to physiological psychology, psychologists look at not only psychological events but also how these events are connected to biological factors. With this set of flashcards, you will learn key concepts associated with physiological psychology that include the following:

  • Definition & Principles of Physiological Psychology
  • The Influence of Maslow's Hierarchy
  • How Stress Produces Physiological & Psychological Reactions
  • How Physiological Factors Contribute to Mental Illness
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Physiological Psychology
The study of behaviors associated with depression and schizophrenia and how these behaviors are linked to biological factors.
Empirical
Data used in physiological psychology that is observable and not hypothesized.
Physiological Psychologists do not normally perform scientific tests on human subjects because the reactions or results can be _____.
Unpredictable
In psychology, _____ and _____ are two approaches used to conduct research.

Generalization

Reductionist

In psychology, _____ is mostly used when conducting research.
Generalization
Type of research method based on statistical certainty.
Generalization
Looking at a complex events in the body and breaking it into and studying the individual pieces such as chemical reactions.
Reductionist
Physiological psychologists try to make a connection between _____ factors and _____ events.

Biological

Psychological

American psychologist who developed the concept of the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Abraham Maslow
Bottom level of the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Physiological Needs
Rest and food are examples of the _____ in the Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.
Physiological Needs
According to Maslow, physiological needs must be met before an individual can progress up the pyramid to _____ and _____ needs.
Psychological and Social
Stress can be categorized into these 4 types.

Short-Term Physical Stress

Long-Term Physical Stress

Short-Term Psychological Stress

Long-Term Psychological Stress

Any event that produces a physical and/or psychological reaction in a person.
Stress
This type of stress is necessary for survival. It elicits the fight or flight response.
Short-Term Physical Stress
This type of stress is very harmful and can lead to sickness.
Long-Term Physical Stress
Anxiety is a symptom of _____ that occurs when a person experiences short-term physical stress.
Short-Term Psychological Stress
Nightmares can be a symptom of _____ that occurs when a person experiences long-term physical stress.
Long-Term Psychological Stress
Some psychologists believe that mental disorders can be explained by examining _____ in the brain.
Abnormalities
Three possible conditions that cause brain abnormalities and present psychological symptoms.

Infection

Malnutrition

Metal Poisoning

_____ is a type of metal poisoning that could cause intellectual disabilities.
Lead
_____ may play a role in causing people to suffer from depression and/or anxiety.
Malnutrition
Scientists have discovered a link between children who have had strep and _____.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Scientists have discovered a link between prenatal infections and _____.
Schizophrenia
There is no scientific evidence that links _____ poisoning from vaccines to _____.

Mercury

Autism

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