Psychology Unit 2 - Key Terms

AQA psychology exams require students to give descriptive definitions of Key terms when required for 2/3 marks including relevant examples where applicable and refering to given article if asked.

Unit 2 - Aggression

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Aggression
Behaviour aimed at harming others.
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Hormones
Chemicals releases by endocrine system affecting our bodies function and our behaviour.
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Chromosomes
Parts of each cell that contains genetic information form our parents.
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Thanatos
Part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive.
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Ego defence mechanism
Behaviour strategies used by individual to protect itself.
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Vicarious Learning
Learning by observation.
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Punishment
Unpleasant stimulus which weakens behaviour because we try to avoid it.
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Monitoring
Judging own behavior to be appropriate or not.
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PET scan
Technique to show how brain working by imaging it while patient is carrying out mental task.
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Repress
Keep emotions under tight control not express how we are feeling.
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'Bobo' doll
Inflatable doll about 1.5 metres tall which is weighted at bottom, designed to jump back up when knocked over.
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ADHD
Characterised by short attention span,poor concentration,uncontrollable aggressive outbursts.
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Ritalin
Drug used for control of ADHD.
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Psychosurgery
(brain operation)remove/destroy part of brain causing abnormal behaviour.
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Catharis
Process getting rid of your emotions by watching other people experiencing emotion.
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Chemicals releases by endocrine system affecting our bodies function and our behaviour.

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Hormones

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Parts of each cell that contains genetic information form our parents.

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Part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive.

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Behaviour strategies used by individual to protect itself.

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