Exam 3

Glossary Terms

All of the following 60 terms should be included in your glossary. Do not use more than 2 sentences in explaining each term. You can certainly work with others to obtain initial definitions of the terms, but the definitions you turn in must be in your own words.

Gilligan Terms

  1. Preconventional (for both Kohlberg & Gilligan)
  2. Conventional (for both Kohlberg & Gilligan)
  3. Postconventional (for both Kohlberg & Gilligan)
  4. Self-concept
  5. Moral reasoning
  6. Lawrence Kohlberg
  7. Difference is not deviance
  8. Gender differences in social interaction

Milgram Terms

  1. Obedience
  2. Agentic State
  3. Antecedent conditions
  4. Binding forces
  5. Strain
  6. Strain resolution mechanisms
  7. Baseline
  8. 65% obedience as the baseline condition
  9. Effects of:
    1. Closeness of the victim
    2. Distance of Authority
    3. Presence of disobedient others
    4. Indirect involvement
  10. Homeostatic model
  11. Cybernetic Model

 Mynatt & Doherty Terms

Sensation and Perception (8, 9)

  1. Weber's Law
  2. sensory adaptation
  3. hedonic adaptation
  4. homeostasis
  5. receptive fields in the eye
  6. rods & cones
  7. Optic Chiasm
  8. Transduction
  9. Basilar Membrane
  10. Mechano-receptors in skin
  11. The seven senses (and possibly more)
  12. top down influences in perception
  13. Gestalt principles of form

Social Principles (27, 28, 42)

  1. The effect of a deviant in the Asch paradigm
  2. Fundamental attribution error
  3. Attribution
  4. mere presence
  5. Social Facilitation vs Choking (the effect of arousal on dominant and non-dominant responses)
  6. self-fulfilling prophecy
  7. illusory correlation
  8. Rosenthal "late bloomers" study
  9. Rosenhan "sane in insane places" study

Developmental Principles (24, 25)

  1. Critical periods and sexual attraction among siblings
  2. Jean Piaget
  3. Conservation
  4. Accommodation
  5. Assimilation
  6. Schema
  7. Syncretism
  8. Egocentrism
  9. Changing Understanding of Causality in children

Gender and Evolution (7)

  1. Gender differencesin jealousy and sexual willingness
  2. indiscriminate vs discriminate sex as an evolutionary strategy
  3. limits of genetic influence on sexual behavior

Developing Psychological Tests (30)

  1. Barnum effect in personality descriptions
  2. true vs arbitrary zero points
  3. Eight steps to construct a psychological test


Answer the following short essay question. Make sure to base your answer on the grading rubric.

Explain the obedience studies from the perspectives of Freud, Skinner, & Gilligan. Would Milgram agree with these explanations?