Psychology Walkabout

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NOW available on Kindle for US$2.99 http://amzn.to/1G1su44

 

It’s a handy dictionary of commonly-confused terms compiled by the author who has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

It is suitable for VCE and university.

 

The eBook is $5 pre-paid by cheque or EFT and emailed as a pdf. attachment. Email  Michael for an invoice which will have the EFT details.

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Review by Lanka Roo

…I am glad to have stumbled on this dictionary because there have been many a times when I got this big, bad word staring in front of my nose and I didn’t know its meaning: as any reader would understand situations such as these can prove to be big stumbling block to smooth reading.

 

Conventional English dictionaries won’t help you or even if they do, the help they offer won’t …be enough. Thanks to Mr. Mardel there is now a full(y)-fledged professional dictionary on the subject that I can keep handy and consult with whenever I want to!

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Behaviour therapies:

based on CLASSICAL CONDITIONING—alters significance of                 various stimulus events e.g. fear of snakes.

+ OPERANT CONDITIONING:

emphasises relations between acts and consequences,

i.e. control behaviour through reinforcement.

+ saturation principle e.g. chain smoke until sick, and

token economies—rewards to reinforce.

Used: to treat phobias.

How? FLOODING and SYSTEMATIC DESENTISATION

[both are CLASSICAL CONDITIONING]

 

Belief perseverance (INDUCTIVE REASONING):

tendency to cling to our beliefs even in the face of contrary

evidence.

 

Biological constraints:

1. natural predisposition.

2. instinctive drift—despite conditioning, return to past

behaviour.

 

Body temperature = X OSILATOR:

= most powerful clock we have:

when rises, we get up,

when falls, we are sleepy.

 

 

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