diminishing effect of a drug, larger and larger doses needed
tolerance
decreased response to a stimulus
habituation
mental image of the environment
cognitive map
founder of observational learning
Bandura
retention of encoded information
storage
memory aids of memory techniques
mnemonics
"ah-ha" moment, a sudden realization
insight
tendency to approach problems in a particular way that is familiar
mental set
a mental grouping of similar things
concept
inability to see from fresh perspective
fixation
smallest language unit of sound
phonemes
adaptive, triggered by amygdala
fear
sense of being male or female
gender identity
anxiety causing memories to be unconsciously forgotten
repression
hyper activity, euphoric state
mania
destroying or removing brain tissues
psychosurgery
understood or expected rules of behavior
norms
the middle score
median
level required to trigger neural impulses
threshold
records electrical activity of the brain, neural impulse
EEG
control center for the brain
thalamus
famous case study of frontal lobe damage
Gage
logical side of the brain
left hemisphere
complex molecule containing genetic info
DNA
principle to notice a differnce in the stimuli
Webers Law
lets light into the eye
pupil
where transduction occurs in ear
cochlea
sending or perceiving another persons thoughts
telepathy
occurs in stage 4 sleep scary dreams
night terrors
ability to learn from experience and adapt to new situations
intelligence
Weshler Adult Intelligence Scale
WAIS
generalized or broaded belief about a group of people
stereotype
accuracy
validity
constant results
reliability
the loss of memory
amnesia