This page will include examples that would demonstrate how a psychological concept would apply to being at a concert.

Your instructions are to...
  1. Either complete the partial thought of "At a concert..." like the first few examples below or edit someone else's example to make it make more sense.
  2. ALWAYS USE PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS FROM PSYCHLOPEDIA in your examples.
  3. Link to the term that you used with the link button. At the end of the year we will take all of these mini examples and try to construct them into one whole story of being at a concert.
  4. If a term was already used once... make sure you use it in a totally different way.


  • At a concert our brain uses transduction to convert the music (sound) into a neural message that our brain can understand, so we can listen and sing along to the music.
  • At a concert the cochlea transforms sound waves into neural messages to be sent to the brain so we can tell how the loudness, pitch, and timbre of the music.
  • At a concert we listen to the amplitude , frequency, and timbre of the music to determine if we like it or not.
  • At a concert I can hear the music because it is above my absolute threshold.
  • At a concert the live music will pass my absolute threshold because of its high volume until it passes my terminal threshold and causes my ear to ache.
  • At a concert the music was really loud but because of sensory adaptation I adapted to the loudness of it all and it didn't seem as loud anymore due to the fact that I had been there for a while and had lost responsiveness in my receptor cells.
  • At a concert, our kinesthetic senses make it so that we do not bump into or jump onto other people as we listen and dance to the music, while our vestibular senses make it so that we maintain our balance while singing and moshing to the music.
  • At a concert, I would be less likely to hear someone [[#|[[#|calling]]]] my name because of how loud it is, compared to hearing someone calling my name in a library. This is because of the Signal Detection Theory. The loudness of the concert would be [[#|background]] stimulation.
  • At a concert, if the volume of the music is turned down a notch, I will not be able to tell because the change will not cross my difference threshold, and I will not be able to detect the small difference between the loud and slightly quieter stimuli.
  • At a concert, I used top-down processing to the stage as a whole, then I noticed the stage crew setting up the musicians instruments and microphones.
  • At a concert, i crossed a cranky lady's absolute threshold of muttered cuss words, thinking no one would care.
  • At a concert, I saw someone singing and dancing along to the song, and the performer chose him to go up on stage. When I saw this person go on stage, I wanted to go on stage too, so I started singing and dancing as well because, through observational learning, I wanted the same [[#|reward]] (going up on stage) as that person for singing and dancing.
  • At a concert, the opening act classically conditioned us to get excited every time a certain cord was played. He did this by playing the cord then followed it by the lights going out, causing us to get excited about what was to happen next. He continued to do this until by just the sound of the cord, everyone got excited.
  • At a concert, I wouldn't have a cognitive map of the area/building because I'm not familiar with that area, unlike my house where I can automatically navigate myself anywhere without having to focus.
  • At a concert, every time the lead singer stopped singing and dancing he would pull a different fan from the crowd and bring them on stage, he did this four times throughout the concert, due to continuous reinforcement, by the fourth time he stopped singing the crowd immediately started screaming and reaching for the stage to get the singers attention.
  • At a concert, the lead singer was completely bombing, so the audience members put their hands over their ears to cancel out the noise. Because the noise was cancelled (or the adversive stimulus was removed), and they were rewarded with silence, this situation is an example of negative reinforcement.
  • At a concert, everybody was having such an amazing time including myself! I observe that people around me are screaming of excitement and taking out their lighters to wave in the air. This is an example of behavioral learning because from observing i did exactly the same thing as the people around me and fed off of their energy.
  • At a concert, some of the most devoted fans are given VIP or backstage passes, acting as a reward by the band for being devoted fans of the music. This would be an example of a token economy.
  • At a concert, I stayed up really late, so the next day, I suffered from sleep sleep
  • At a concert, I learned lyrics to a song I didn't know. Since I did this without trying to memorize them, this is an implicit memory.
  • At a concert, my semantic memory failed me because I forgot who I bought tickets to see perform.
  • At a concert, since the music is already extremely loud it would have to have pass my absolute threshold for me to notice if it got lower or just noticeable difference.
  • At a concert, in the middle of the show I felt as though I had been there before in that exact moment and the singer was wearing the same thing, and the same people were around me even though I had never been there before. I was experiencing Deja Vu.
  • I can Hear my music when i turn up the music beacuse it goes through my absolute threshold
  • At a concert I was going too, which I had attended several times when I was little and i remembered as being incredible I used expectancy bias to think it was going to be great this time too but it turned out to be horrible.
  • At a concert, people kept stepping on my feet and I started to feel my heart rate rise and my face flush. I yelled at them to stop and almost punched a few people and then I realized I was angry. I believe that I am angry because my heart rate rose and my face flushed and I had an urge to yell and strike; therefore I am a supporter of the James-Lange Theory.
  • At a concert I can tell that the guy playing the guitar is not enjoying playing his guitar as he used to, its because of overjustification since now he is getting pay to perform in the concert and its playing for the money.
  • At a concert, someone approached me already knowing of my artistic abilities, they offered to pay me money to paint them something, so of course I said yes. Im starting to notice painting isn't as fun as it used to be, due to overjustification. Intrinsically motivated behaviors are conferring to extrinsically motivated behaviors.
  • At a concert, I faced an approach-approach conflict when I had to choose between two equally awesome Coldplay t-shirts.