An area of the brain involved in emotion
a brain structure thought to be invovled in aggression
chemicals produced by the human body that send signals to organs around the body via the bloodstream
the process of learrning from watching others
observing, identifying with and copying the behaviour of a role model
a person who is looked up to and copied
a feeling of similarity with a role model that leads to the imitation of their behaviour - we believe we can be like them.
learning through the positive consequences of other peoples actions rather than firsthand - we are more likely to copy if they are rewarded.
what we are born with
what we learn from the way we are raised
a research method used to measure the number of times something comes up in a book, newspaper article, television programme, etc.
a single mark on a chart to show that a behaviour/catergory has been found during a content analysis
limited so that it may not apply to everyone
refers to wheter findings of studies would be found again if the study was repeated
permission to take part in a study
Right to Withdraw
a participant's right to leave a study at any time and their ability to do so
being lied to
being told the truth about a study when it is over
a psychologist's ability to conduct a study
Protection of Participants
looking after the rights and welfare of participants to ensure no physical or psychological damage
the factor which is changed by the researcher in an experiment to make two or more conditions
the factor which is measured in an experiment
an experiment where the independent variable is naturally occurring and not set up by the researchers
a way of listening to another person so that there is real understanding. It also involves responding in a way that shows that you have listened.
term used to indicate a turning point. When applied to TV programming it is the 9pm deadline before which programmes (including cable and satellite programmes) that contain certain levels ofviolence and/or sex cannot be broadcast.
preventing information from being circulated in some way
deciding what material is suitable for broadcasting or publishing and what material is not considered moral or suitable
a style of government where society's members have little input and have to accept the governments decisions
a style of governmet where its decisions are made for the good of everybody else. This rests on the idea of the head of the household knowing what is best for everybody else in the household.
refers to finding of studies and wheter they can be said to be true of people other than those that were studied
Social Learning Theory
the idea that learning comes from the observation and imitation of role models
a collection of participants gathered to undertake a psychological research study