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Who is often called the "father" of psychology? wundt
Psychology is the scientific study of _______ and mental processes. behavior
This is a complex, unlearned behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species. instinct
What part of the brain includes the auditory (hearing) areas? temporallobes
The autonomic nervous system is split into two divisions, one that calms and one that arouses. Which one is the calming side? parasympathetic
Paranoid, catatonic, disorganized, and undifferentiated are all classifications of what psychological disorder? schizophrenia
What level sits at the top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs? selfactualization
What area of the brain controls many of your emotional responses, including fear and anger? amygdala
Formerly known as multiple personality disrder, _______ identity disorder is characterized by a person exhibiting 2 or more distinct personalities. dissociative
In the study of behavior genetics, the real question of "what makes you who you are?" deals with nature v. _______. nurture
This research method is the only one that allows the experimenter to draw conclusions about cause and effect. experiment
The period between childhood and adulthood. adolescence
What gland is often referred to as the master gland? pituitary
A fetus is the developing human organism from _______ weeks after conception to birth. nine
In order to be judged a psychological disorder, it has to meet these 4 criteria: maladaptive, _______, disturbing, and atypical. unjustifiable
This is the culturally preferred timing of social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement. socialclock
What psychologist's studes in the area of morality led his to develop a 3 stage theory of moral development? kohlberg
_______ nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by excessive eating followed by purging, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise. bulimia
_______ is the fear of swallowing. phagophobia
What is the 1st stage in Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development? sensorimotor

Abnormal Psychology Crossword

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An anxiety disorder indicated by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social performance situations in which embarrassment may occur and in which there is exposure to unfamiliar people or scrutiny by others Social anxiety disorder
A type of behavioral therapy in which a maladaptive response is replaced by an incompatible adaptive response Counterconditioning
A biopsychosocial explanation of schizophrenia that proposes that genetic, prenatal, and postnatal biological factors render a person vulnerable to schizophrenia, but environmental stress determines whether it develops or not Vulnerabilitystress model
An episode characterized symptoms such as feelings of intense hopelessness, low self-esteem and worthlessness, extreme fatigue, dramatic changes in eating and sleeping behavior, inability to concentrate, and greatly diminished interest in family, friends, and activities for a period of two weeks or more Major depressive episode
A biomedical treatment in which specific areas of the brain are destroyed Psychosurgery
A style of psychotherapy in which the therapist attempts to change the person's thinking from maladaptive to adaptive Cognitive therapy
A neurostimulation therapy in which the left frontal lobe is stimulated with magnetic pulses via an electromagnetic coil placed on the patient's scalp. It is only cleared for use in cases of severe depression for which traditional treatment has not helped TMS
An anxiety disorder indicated by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social performance situations in which embarrassment may occur and in which there is exposure to unfamiliar people or scrutiny by others Social anxiety disorder
A counterconditioning exposure therapy in which a fear response to an object or situation is replaced with a relaxation response in a series of progressively increasing fear-arousing steps Systematic desensitization
The use of psychological interventions to treat mental disorders Psychotherapy
A depressive disorder in which the person has experienced one or more major depressive episodes Major depressive disorder
A type of psychosurgery in which the neuronal connections of the frontal lobes to lower brain areas are severed Lobotomy
A biomedical treatment for severe depression that involves electrically inducing a brief brain seizure ECT
An anxiety disorder indicated by a marked and persistent fear of being in places or situations from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing Agoraphobia
The therapist uses unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy to help the person to gain insight into his or her true self-concept Clientcentered therapy
The use of biological interventions, such as drugs, to treat mental disorders Biomedical therapy
a person has excessive, global anxiety and worries that he cannot control, occurring more days than not for at least a period of six months Generalized anxiety disorder
the therapist helps the person gain insight into the unconscious sources of his or her problems Psychoanalysis
The therapist works to develop a warm relationship with the person and has the person carefully consider the evidence for his or her beliefs in order to see the errors in his or her thinking Becks cognitive therapy
A side effect of long-term use of traditional antipsychotic drugs causing the person to have uncontrollable facial tics, grimaces, and other involuntary movements of the lips, jaw, and tongue Tardive dyskinesia
A person spontaneously describes, without editing, all thoughts, feelings, or images that come to mind Free association
used to treat bipolar disorder Lithium
the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus stops during depression, and when it resumes, the depression lifts Neurogenesis theory of depression
A person undergoing therapy acts toward the therapist as he or she did or does toward important figures in his or her life Transference
the therapist directly confronts and challenges the person's unrealistic thoughts and beliefs to show that they are irrational Rational-emotive therapy

Psychological disorder Crossword

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Country or language other than its own. FOREIGN
Pronunciation of a language. ACCENT
An anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object. PHOBIA
Psychological disorders characterized by distressing. ANXIETY
False beliefs, often of persecution. DELUSIONS
False sensory experiences that may suggest mental disorder. HALLUCINATIONS
An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and/or actions. OCD
A mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression Bipolar
a childhood disorder characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity ADHD
A legal term, not a psychological or psychiatric one, referring to a person who is unable, because of a mental disorder or defect, to conform his or her behavior to the law. Insanity

Mental and Emotional Health Crossword Puzzle

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condition or quality of being sad sadness
the intentional act of attempting to kill one's self suicide
mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person stigma
treatment for OCD psychotherapy
an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors OCD
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome anxiety
a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances stress
feelings of severe despondency and dejection depression
a common mental illness defined by feelings of uneasiness, worry and fear anxiety disorder
disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event PTSD
example of a symptom of OCD fear of germs
cause of OCD genetics

health words Crossword

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A behavior or mental pattern diagnosed by a pyschiatrist that may cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life mental disorder
A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome anxiety
A group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety or fear. Anxiety Disorder
An extreme or irrational fear or an adversion to something Phobia
The state of being obsessed with someone or something Obsession
The action or state of forcing or being forced to do something Compulsion
A psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a persons mood, such as depression or bipolor disorder Mood Disorder
Feelings of severe dispondency and dejection Depression
A long term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion and behavior, leading to faulty perception Schizophrenia
A deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behavior, typically maiifest by the time one reaches adolescence and causing long term difficulties in personal relationships and functioning in society personality disorder
Any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. Eating Disorder
A lack or loss of appetite for food, an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. Anorexia Nervosa
An emotional disorder involving distortion of body image, an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self induced vomiting, purging or fasting Bulimia
Characterized by regular episodes of binge eating, will not use compensatory behavior such as vomiting or over exercising Binge eating disorder
The more severe form of depression Clinical Depression
The act of non suicidal self injury, deliberately harming the surface of your own body Cutting
The act or an instance of taking ones own life voluntarily and intentionally Suicide
Multiple suicidal behaviors or suicides that fall within an accelerated time frame or geograhical area Cluster suicides
A medical practioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness psychiatrist
A medical doctor specializing in treating diseases of the nervous system Neurologist
A mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and pyschological treatment of mental behavior and emotional illnesses Clinical psychologist
Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder Therapy

Developmental Psychology Crossword

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the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth Fetus
interpreting one's new experience in terms of one's existing schema assimilation
psychologist that is best known for theorizing the stages of cognitive development Piaget
the ideal parenting style authoritative
a sense that the world is predictable and trustworthy, according to Eriksen Basic Trust
type of intelligence consisting of one's accumulated knowledge and verbal skills crystallized
type of intelligence consisting of one's ability to reason speedily and abstractly fluid
psychologist best known for theorizing the 8 psychosocial stages of development Eriksen
psychologist that came up with the 6 stages of moral thinking Kohlberg
what FAS stands for fetal alcohol syndrome
harmful agents that can cause damage to a fetus teratogens
neurodegenerative disease that causes the patient to lose their memory and become mentally vacant alzheimers
disorder that results in a deficit of communication and social interaction autism
psychologist that studied dependency by exxperimenting with monkeys Harlow
a baby's tendency to open mouth and search for food when touched on the cheek rooting reflex

Mental disorders Crossword

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Not normal Abnormal
A group of symptoms characterized by loss of mental abilities Dementia
A mental disorder that cannot be traced to a physical cause. Functional disorder
An illness that affects the mind and prevents a person from being productive. Mental disorder
A mental disorder with a physical cause. Organic disorder
A serious eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat enough food to maintain a normal body weight. Anorexia nervosa
A mental illness in which anxiety persist and interferes with normal functioning. Anxiety disorder
A serious eating disorder in which a person. Alternates eating binges with purging Bulimia
A brief description of a person who suffers from a particular disorder. Case history
A mental disorder in which a person is over whelmed by sad feelings Clinical depression
An unrealalistic to behave in a certain way Compulsion
A mental disorder in which a person becomes disconnected from his or her former Identity Dissociation disorder
A somatoform disorder characterized by a constant fear of disease and a preoccupation with ones health Hypochondriac
A mental disorder in which a person's moods or emotions become extreme and interference with daily life. Mood disorder
An idea or thought that takes over the mind and cannot be forgotten. Obsession
Anxiety that is related to a specific situation or object Phobia
A serious mental disorder characterized by unpredictable disturbances in thinking, mood, awareness and behavior Schizophrenia
A mental disorder in which a person complains of physical symptoms for which no underlying physical cause can be found Somatoform
A situation in which several people in the same community attempt to kill themselves within a short period of time Cluster suicide
A mental health professional who specializes in recognizing and treating abnormal behavior Clinical psychologist
Works with a client to help them achieve a full filled and satisfied state in life Occupational therapist
Are members of religious community who have practical training in counceling people with mental and social promblems Pastoral counselor
A physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental disorder Psychiatrist
A treatment method that involves conversations with a trained professional Psychotherapy
Work on the needs of others for wellfare Social worker
A particular treatment technique Therapy

Psychological Disorders Crossword

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Predisposition increasing a person's chance of developing a disorder. diathesis
what might be a cause of a disorder etiology
the likely outcome of a disorder over time prognosis
behavioral indicators of a disorder symptoms
The manual used by clinicians to diagnose a mental disorder DSM5
the co-occurrence of two disorders simultaneously comorbidity
negative attitudes and beliefs against people with mental disorders stigma
the study of the frequency of, patterns of, causes of and effects of diseases and disorders Epidemiology
type of treatment that focuses on use of drugs, or other invasive means such as electroconvulsive shock therapy (ECT) biomedical
strong, irrational fear of a specific object or situation Phobia
sudden sensations of pounding heart, shortness of breath, sweating and feelings of impending doom panic attack
observing a parent behave a certain way when confronted with a fearful situation modeling
severe and persistent fear of being embarrassed, humiliated or negatively evaluated by others social phobia

Psychology Crossword

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a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder Anxiety
a perspective on psychology that sees psychology as an objective science without reference to mental states Behavior
consists of the brain and the spinal cord Central nervous system
brain structure that controls well-learned motor activities like riding a bike Cerebellum
the fabric of interconnecting cells that blankets the brain hemispheres; the brain's center for information processing and control Cerebral cortex
one's awareness of one's environment and oneself Consciousness
a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, feelings of extreme sadness, helplessness, etc. Depression
a chemical that is released by a neuron for the purpose of carrying information across the gaps (synapses) between neurons Neurotransmitter
overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself Aggression
the electrical process by which information is transmitted the length of an axon Action potential
a relatively enduring evaluation of a person or thing; Asch demonstrated that this doesn't always match one's behavior Attitude
the fabric of interconnecting cells that blankets the brain hemispheres; the brain's center for information processing and control Cerebral cortex
a branch off the cell body of a neuron that receives new information from other neurons Dendrite
the Latin for "I"; in Freud's theories, the mediator between the demands of the id and the superego Ego
a perspective that stresses the value of behavior in Darwinian terms Evolution
a theory of hearing which states that the rate of nerve impulses traveling up the auditory nerve matches the tone's frequency Frequency
William James's school of thought that stressed the adaptive and survival value of behaviors Functionalism
Thorndike's rule that behaviors which have positive outcomes tend to be repeated Law of effect
Thorndike's rule that behaviors which have positive outcomes tend to be repeated Law of effect
a psychological or physiological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture. Mental illness

States of Consciousness Crossword!

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Awareness of ourselves and our environments Consciousness
A split in consciousness Dissociation
The biological clock CircadianRhythm
Relatively slow waves in a relaxed, awake state Alpha
Uncontrollable sleep attacks are a symptom of this sleep disorder Narcolepsy
According to Freud, the underlying meaning of a dream LatentContent
Drugs that reduce neural activity and slow body functions Depressants
Also called "psychedelic" drugs that distort perceptions and evoke sensory images Hallucinogens
Sleep spindles occur in this stage of sleep NREM2
A social interaction in which one person responds to another person’s suggestions that certain perceptions, feelings, thoughts, or behaviors will spontaneously occur Hypnosis
The stage in which vivid dreams occur REM
You may hallucinate or experience hypnagogic sensations during this stage of sleep NREM1
This sleep disorder usually occurs in children and will not be remembered once you wake up NightTerrors
According to Freud, the remembered storyline of a dream ManifestContent
A chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods Psychoactive drug
Compulsive craving of drugs or certain behaviors despite known adverse consequences Addiction
Drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded-up body functions and associated energy and mood changes Amphetamines
The major active ingredient in marijuana THC
Drugs that depress central nervous system activity, reducing anxiety but impairing memory and judgement Barbiturates
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Abnormal Psychology 1 Crossword

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Reformer in France who treated patients humanely and had a significant impact on treatment of mental disorders. Pinel
Extreme inattention hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD
Symptoms that are missing a patient with schizophrenia that are there in a normal person (-). Negative Symptoms
Disturbed perception, typically auditory, could be visual, taste, or touch. Hallucinations
Diagnosed with depression risk is greatest with patients rebounding or coming out of depression. Suicide
Look for a physical cause and biological treatment or cure Medical Model
Additional symptoms that are not present in a normal person (+). Positive Symtoms
Reference book that describes the symptoms of everything currently considered to be a psychological disorder DSM
Category of psychological disorders including the diagnosis for specific phobia, GAD, OCD. Anxiety Disorders
Intense unwarranted fear of a situation or object such as claustrophobia or arachnophobia Specific phobia
Fear of open, public spaces Agoraphobia
Fear of a situation in which one could embarrass oneself in public, such as when eating in a restaurant or giving a lecture Social phobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder GAD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Occurs when a person manifests a psychological problem through a physiological symptom Somatoform Disorders
Condition wherein a person has frequent physical complaints for which medical doctors are unable to locate the cause Hypochondriasis
Condition wherein a person will report the existence of a sever physical problem, such as paralysis or blindness, and will, in fact, be unable to move their arms or see Conversion Disorder