This page will include examples that would demonstrate how a psychological concept would apply to a hypothetical scenario where you are being raised by wolves... aka a feral child.

Your instructions are to...
  1. Either complete the partial thought of "If you were raised by wolves..." 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. And use them in context! Justify why by using words like "Because."
  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 a story about a boy raised by wolves.
  4. If a term was already used once... make sure you use it in a totally different way.

  • If you were raised by wolves, you'd become more wolflike with a heightened sense of smell and a faster reaction time. This is because the plasticity of your neurons would adapt your entire nervous system to the behaviors (wolf behaviors) that you would need in a wolf pack.
  • if you were raised by wolves, your wolf-parents might use the Premack principle to teach you, by making you clean your hunting remains before you could go howl at the moon with your friends.
  • If you were raised by wolves, a good way to use negative punishment on you when you did something bad would be to take away the prey you just killed, instead of taking away your car keys like a normal teenager.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you wouldn't be accustomed to receiving a paycheck from work on a fixed interval schedule because employers don't hire wolf-children to work in their businesses, and it's not like a wolf-child would know what to do with cash on a regular basis, anyways.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your absolute threshold for smell would probably be lower than it is for a human. You'd be able to smell deer blood from further away, that's for sure.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your voice would have a higher amplitude than a human's. This would be from all the loud howling all the time.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your difference threshold for sound would be lower than an average human's because of the need to detect the slightest changes in the noises of your prey.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you could be a test subject to determine if Gestalt laws were indeed accurate in the nature vs nurture debate.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would be used to the outdoor temperatures all year because of sensory adaptation.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would be be able to smell the difference between a deer and an elk due to your difference threshold.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you might use more bottom-up processing because you would pay attention to details and rely on stimulus.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would learn how to hunt through watching the mother hunt, through observational learning.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you might eventually develop a cognitive map of the wolves' territory as you travel around with the pack.
  • If you were raised by wolves, through mere exposure effect you would be more likely to react to the sound of a moose calling than of a boom box playing lady gaga.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your negative punishment for growling at your parents would be not getting to howl at the moon as late as all the others little wolves, rather than getting your phone taken away like a human would.
  • if you were raised by wolves, people could train you to do tricks through positive reinforcement, because you would be rewarded for every good thing you do.
  • If you were raised by wolves, they could train you by negative punishment by taking away your deer.
  • If you were raised by wolves, and you did something that the pack leader did not want you to do, the pack leader would give you negative punishment in order to keep you in check.
  • If you were raised by wolves and had anterograde amnesia you would still know how to use the same skills that the wolves do because of your procedural memory.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would have very different procedural memories than that of a person raised by humans because while being raised by wolves, you would not be taught the steps to doing things such as tying shoes or making sandwiches, rather the steps for things such as tracking prey.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your language acquisition device would justify the explanation of you learning key terms and gestures to hunt prey because of survival.
  • If you were raised by wolves, seeing dogs fighting may trigger a flashbulb memory of when mama and papa wolf were teaching you how to fight at the age of six.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would place more importance in collectivism than individualism because all wolves work together for the benefit of the pack (society) rather than for the benefit of self.
  • If you were raised by wolves, your stressor would be the huntsmen who might harm your wolf family, causing you to feel stress.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would use Fixed-Action Patterns because you would show off your dominance to the other wolves to become the alpha wolf.
  • If you were raised by wolves, you would nothave cmpeated all of Erikson's Psychosocial Stages such as the Generativity vs Stagnation and Ego-integrity vs despair stages of life.