Psychological Self-Analysis

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Analyze your peculiar characteristic pattern(s) of thought or behavior by applying one or various concepts and theories of Psychology discussed in class (University level Introduction to Psychology).

Concepts learned in class:
1. Sensation and Perception
– Webers Law
– Color After Effect
– Opponent Processing Theory
– Motion Perception
– Visual Depth Perception
– Auditory Perception
– Gestalt Principle
– Illusions
2. Learning
– Classical conditioning
– Operant conditioning
– Cognitive learning
– Observational learning
3. Motivation and Emotion
– Arousal Theory
– Drive Reduction Theory
– Incentive Theory
– Maslows Hierarchy of needs
– Social Motivation
– James-Lange Theory of Emotion
– Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion
– Cognitive Appraisal Theory of Emotion
– Somatovisceral Afferente Model of Emotions
4. Memory
– Three-box/information-processing model
– Levels of Processing model
– Selective attention, chunking
– Serial Position Effect
– Flashbulb memories
– Constructed Memory
– Retroactive/Proactive Interference
5. Cognition
– Mental Scanning, Mental Rotation
– Algorithm vs Heuristic
– Functional Fixedness
– Creative Thinking
– Deductive Reasoning, Belief-bias Effect, Inductive Reasoning
– Judging, Deciding
– Framing
– Loss Aversion
6. Developmental Psychology
– Nature vs nurture
– Motor/Sensory Development
– Harlows Attachment Research
– Freudian Stage Theory
– Erikson Stage Theory
– Jean Piaget Stage Theory
– Moral Development
7. Personality
– Psychoanalytic Theory (Freudian Theory of Emotions – id, ego, superego)
– Repression, Denial, Displacement, Projection, Reaction Formation, Regression, Rationalization, Sublimation, Intellectualization
– Psychodynamic Theories (Carl Jung, Alfred Adler)
– Trait Theories
– Biological Theories
– Behaviorist Theories
– Social-cognitive Theories
– Humanistic Theories
8. Social Psychology
– Cognitive Dissonance Theory
– Compliance Strategies
– Attribution Theory
– Foot-in-the-door, Door-in-the-face, Norms of reciprocity
– Attributional Biases
– Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination
– Aggression and Antisocial Behavior
– Prosocial Behavior, Bystander effect
– Attraction
– Conformity
– Group Dynamics, Group Polarization, Groupthink, Social Loafing
9. Psychological Disorders
– Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
– Anxiety Disorders
– Somatic Symptom Disorders
– Dissociative Disorders
– Depressive Disorders
– Schizophrenic Disorders
– Personality Disorders
– Phobias
– OCD, PTSD, Autism

10. Treatments of Psychological Disorders
– Psychoanalytic Therapy
– Humanistic Therapy
– Behavioral Therapy
– Counterconditioning
– Cognitive Therapy
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
– Group Therapy
– Somatic Therapy