Know all about the following terms and concepts including what they are, how they’ve been studied and be able to teach your knowledge to an innocent bystander. Also included are sample response sets to guide your studies. There will be other questions, including DVD-relevant questions from the talks of Positive Psychology, Stanford Prison Study, etc., that are not on this guide.
Attributions—dispositional and situational;
What is Social Identity Theory?
What is the fundamental attribution error and is it influenced by culture?
Know that your attitudes, thoughts and behaviors may be influenced both by what other people do (normative influence—such as why teens start smoking) and by information (informative influence).
Who was Stanley Milgram and what did he find?
What is the foot-in-the-door phenomenon?
What is the catharsis hypothesis?
What is realistic group conflict theory?
What is the difference between social loafing and social facilitation?
James-Lange theory of emotion;
Who was William James?
What does the amygdala do and what influence does it have on aggression?
According to Schachter, What would happen if you injected participants with epinephrine prior to spending time with either a euphoric or an irritated person?
Know that the hormone epinephrine raises physiological arousal;
Stress & Health
What kinds of estimates do people make regarding the amount of calories they consume and the amount of exercise they engage in? (Hint: Considering obesity at near epidemic proportions, what do you think?)
Hypertension is most likely to afflict what class of people?
What are lymphocytes?
How would you describe behavioral medicine?
What is the Type A personality and its relationship to health?
How does personal control and optimism relate to well being?
What is the sympathetic nervous system and its responsibilities?
What is the General Adaptation Syndrome?