Circadian rhythmsYou might be looking at psychology from the perspective of a soon-to-be or maybe a want-someday-to-be parent of beautiful babies. If you are reading and you have this thought "When I have kids..." come to this section and fill in one of these examples.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. After finishing your assigned readings, pick a term/concept that would apply to parenting and children and either [[#|complete]] the sentence of "When I have kids..." just like the examples below or edit someone else's example to make it make more sense. Click edit to do so.
  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 construct them into one short story about parenting.
  4. Only use each term once... unless the person who used it before was wrong in the way they used it... in that case, replace it

Chapter 3: Biopsychology

  • When I have kids, I hope they don't have my phenotype in terms of their teeth. I had horribly crooked and gaped teeth before my braces and, at the genetic level, I am still that way.
  • When I have kids, I'll teach them early on how to avoid confirmation bias by demonstrating open mindedness; I'll always listen to and fairly judge all points of view, not just the ones I already agree with.
  • When I have kids, there is a possibility that parents may have the ability to select certain genes for their children; DNA alterations could be made that would change a child's intended phenotype , in addition to other factors, such as intelligence.
  • When I have kids, I hope they are identical twins so they have the same genotype, and I can do experiments with them to see how their environments affect their phenotypes.
  • When I have kids, I won't allow them to take drugs or drink alcohol because these substances can cause major anxiety disorder due to an imbalance of GABA.
  • When I have kids, I want their somatic nervous systemto transfer dangerous signals from the outside world very quickly, so that they are always safe.
  • When I have kids, my Neurotransmitters wont release as many Endorphins because knowing my traits they will probably drive me crazy.
  • When I have kids, I will not choose their genes, because I would like them to become unique in their own way.
  • When I have kids, I want them to have good levels of Serotonin so that they won't be depressed or have an anxiety disorder.
  • When I have kids, I will use transcranial magnetic stimulation(TMS) on the language areas of their brains to test the distribution of their language functions in each hemisphere.
  • When I have kids, I would like my genotypes to create brown eyed, brown haired children that make beautiful phenotypes
  • When I have kids, I wont let them become a boxer because an injury in the occipital lobe could potentially result in blindness.
  • When I have kids, I hope to disable the Broca's Area of their brain at night so they wouldn't wake me up because they are crying.
  • When I have kids, I hope their hippocampusis more developed than mine, so they can remember more of what they studied.
  • When I have kids, I hope that my child's cerebellumdevelops well so they can learn to crawl, walk, and preform everyday tasks.
  • When I have kids, I wouldn't want them to have a split Corpus Callosum (since the left and right hemisphere's of their brain wouldn't be able to communicate), but if the surgery would keep them from having seizures then I would allow it.
  • When I have kids, I hope that lack of natural selection due to phenotypeadjusters like braces and plastic surgery do not affect the next generation.
  • When I have kids, I hope they would have height as one of their phenotypeso they can play Basketball like me.
  • When I have kids, I want their genesto have good endurance so they can be a strong runner.
  • When I have kids, I want their phenotypeto be different then mine to prevent them from being short.
  • When I have kids, I hope their Ponsdoesn't make them stay up late like mine, but gets them right to sleep. So, I can catch some ZZZ's as well.
  • When I have kids, they will have a gorgeous phenotype due his mother and my genotype.
  • when i have kids i want their Genotype to be just like mine.
  • When i have kids i hope their hippocampus is more developed and stronger than mine.

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

  • When I have kids, I hope that they have healthy cones and rods; if either one is impaired, then their vision could potentially be terrible.
  • When I have kids, I want them to have "super-fovea", where their eye's fovea is larger than regular humans, so they can have even wider, sharper vision.
  • When I have kids, I hope they do not have conduction deafness so they can hear me when I yell at them.
  • When I have kids, I hope they are not born with color blindness because this would mean that their visual cortex is not working correctly since color is a sensation; it does not actually exist in the world.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them how to recognize illusions. Then they won't be fooled by the magician at their friend's party and they can grow up to be cynical people.
  • When I have kids, I want them to be able to understand the Law of common fate, for those times that they don't think the dishes, and the pots and pans need to go in the dishwasher.
  • When I have kids, their learning will contribute to learning-based inferencesthey will make. For example, when they see ornaments and lights on a tree, they will infer that it is Christmas.
  • When I have kids, it will be my job as their parent to contribute positively to their learning-based perception.
  • When I have kids, they will need to use the Gate-control theoryto control their pain. For example, if they hit their head they will rub it to make it feel better.
  • When I have kids, I will automatically think that they are beautiful because they are my children but this is due to my perceptual set.
  • When I have kids, I hope they have a low absolute thresholdwhen it comes to hearing so they can hear anything far that might be a warning to danger.
  • When I have kids, I hope they can determine their terminal thresholdso that they won't damage their hearing at an early age.
  • When I have kids, I hope their eyes and semicircular canals do not send different messages to the brain when they are on a ship of their movement, because I get motion sick a lot and it's terrible.
  • When I have kids, I hope they quickly develop depth perception. because I do not want them failing any "visual cliff" or real cliff test.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure they get enough sleep, so they don't have a sleep debt and their Circadian rhythms aren't interrupted. Also, getting enough sleep will make my kids alert physically and mentally, and functioning at their optimal best. They will be able to pay attention and listen without being drowsy because their reticular formationwill keep them alert and focused.
  • When I have kids, I hope they don't have insomnia. It would be horrible for my kids if they didn't get sufficient sleep, couldn't fall asleep quickly, kept on waking up, or got up early. They would always be tired and complaining to me. In fact, I hope my kids don't have any sleep disorders.
  • When I have kids, I hope Sensory Adaptation helps me to endure the putrid smellof dirty diapers and spit up.
  • When I have kids, I'm sure when I walk by my daughters baby dolls I will feel like they are following and watching me; even though it is just an illusion.
  • When I have kids, I hope they won't turn the television volume down just just enough to cross my difference thresholdand then turn it up slowly again to try to trick me.
  • When I have kids, I hope their perceptionfor vegetables is better than mines was because they will eat ALL of their veggies.
  • When I have kids, my crying newborn baby will hopefully not cross my absolute thresholdas I sleep.
  • When I have kids, I will try to set a reasonable bedtime so they do not develop sleep apnea.
  • When I have kids, and they are sitting at the table with me we would be consider law of proximity.
  • When I have kids, I hope that my sensory adaptation allows me to get used to the noise of my baby crying while I am asleep so that I don't suffer from sleep deprivation.
  • When I have kids, I hope that their conesare not damaged so that they will not end up being colorblind.
  • When I have kids, I do not expect them to suffer from night terrorsbecause I never suffered from them.
  • When I have kids, I will show them Illusionssuch as the Hermann Grid.
  • When I have kids, I am going to teach them about how color is just a Sensation and Perceptionand that some people might even perceive colors differently,so he/she can out smart his peers and blow their minds.
  • When I have kids, I'll use brain Illusionsto past time and just amaze them.
  • When I have kids, I'll test depth perceptionon them because am just really amazed at how our brains since babies can detect depth.
  • When I have kids, I want them to have a low Absolute Thresholdin order to be able to detect things better.
  • When I have kids, I will do the "visual cliff" test with them to see my kid's reaction first hand.

    Chapter 5: States of Consciousness

  • When I have kids, I will NEVER let them have psychoactive drugs, because it is bad for their health and contains the high possibility of addiction.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them that daydreamingis a good thing for creative processes, but their is a time and place for daydreaming and school is not one of those places (unless asked by the teacher to do so).
  • When I have kids I will need to practice meditationso I can keep my cool.
  • When I have kids, I will try my hardest to keep their circadian rhythmsuninterrupted.
  • when i have kids, I will keep them from building up a sleep debt, by placing them on a regular sleep schedule.
  • When i have kids, I'll be unconcerned with night terrorsbecause they pose no health threat. However I hope they don't have night terrors because it would still make me nervous when they woke up screaming.
  • Whens I have kids, I hope they don't have narcolepsy, so they won't get in trouble for sleeping in class OR more importantly hurting themselves!
  • When I have kids I will make sure they get enough REM sleepso that they do not fall asleep in class.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure they won't drink alcohol because they could develop an addictionand it could ruin their lives.
  • When I have kids, I may develop insomniabecause of the lack of sleep I will earn from the kids crying during the night.
  • When I have kids, my sleep debtis going to be high from staying up all night with the kids.
  • When I have kids, I hope they have normal Circadian rhythms,which means that they sleep when they are supposed to, unlike people who have narcolepsy.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they do inherit my narcolepsy, but if they did I would teach them the proper ways to obtain REM sleepso that they are still able to be a normal kid.
  • When I have kids, I wouldd teach them that having an addictionis not always bad, because they could be addicted to getting good grades or be addicted to helping people in need, but also that they should have moderation because too much of anything can be bad.
  • When i have kids, I'll I would tell them that daydreaming during school is bad.
    Chapter 6: Learning
  • When I have kids, I will also use the Premack principle, but I will use that to encourage them do their chores by letting them watch T.V. after they have finished.
  • When I have kids, I will understand that they will not always be perfect and they will make some mistakes over and over because not everything can be learned immediately, it takes behavior learningin order for them to become accustom to the norms of some situations.
  • When I have kids, I will use the law of effect while teaching them how to walk, using positive reinforcementwhen they take their first step.
  • When I have kids, I will give them an allowance every week, giving them Fixed interval schedules.
  • When I have kids, I will use negative punishment (omission training)by taking their phone away if they disobey me.
  • When I have kids, I will use interval reinforcement by giving them an allowance every 2 weeks for doing their chores.
  • When I have kids, I will not use the old school methods of punishmentlike whippings, because it will probably do more damage than good.
  • When I have kids, I will use Positive Punishment by grounding them when they disobey me.
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  • When I have kids, I will use positive reinforcement when they do something good, so they will continue the positive behavior.
  • When I have kids, I will use classical conditioning to train them to fall asleep when I play the movie Hangover, so I can randomly play the movie and make them fall asleep.
  • When I have kids, if I ever have to leave them with a baby-sitter or at a daycare, I will tell the person in charge to use intermittent reinforcementfor things I'm working on with my kid, whether it's reading or learning how to draw, etc.
  • When I have kids, I will use operant conditioningby giving them a gummy bear for every 10 pages they read in a book, so they learn to enjoy reading.
  • When I have kids, I will use negative punishment by taking away their electronics/ delicious food privileges when they do something bad.
  • When I have kids, they will experience positive reinforcementwhen they receive an itunes card every time they get honor roll.
  • When I have kids, they will live in a mini token economy by receiving tokens when they behave and can use them to receive treats
    • ex: 5 tokens for a chocolate bar, 10 tokens for an extra scoop of ice cream
  • When I have kids, a form of stimulus generalization would be hearing them cry and rushing over to them.
  • When I have kids, after time I will subseptible to classical conditioningbecause I will be so used to their crying at night that I would associate any sound I hear at night as them crying.
  • When I have kids I will introduce an Aversive Stimulus, like a time out in order to prevent tantrums.
  • when I have kids I will take their phones away when they get bad grades which is a form of negative punishment
  • when i have kids I will always set a good example in front of them because they will use observational learning to learn how to act in society
  • when i have kids I will use shapingto teach them how to walk by giving them a reward every time they get a step closer to their goal of walking.
  • When I have kids I will use the Premack Principleto encourage them to clean their rooms by saying they can watch tv or listen to music while they do it.
  • When I have kids I will reward them with money as an appetitive stimulus if they get good grades.
  • When I have kids I can use punishment to teach them what and what not to do.
  • When I have kids I will use classical conditioningto teach them to come inside from playing when I whistle or ring a bell.
  • When I have kids, I will use the Premack Principle; I will tell them if they clean up the backyard every Sunday I will let them play Xbox as long as they want too.
  • When I have kids, I will use different types of Reinforcement to to help teach my children what is right and wrong.
  • When I have kids, I hope they use observational learningso they will be able to learn from my mistakes and the things I do wrong by watching me make them.
  • When I have kids, I will use positive reinforcementto let them know when they're doing something right so they continue to do that action.
  • When I have kids, I hope they will use cognitive mapsto remember how to put puzzles together.
  • When I have kids i would hope i wouldn't have to do negative punishment.
  • When i have kids I am going to punish them like my parents did me, whippings and taking away the things i love.
  • when i have kids, I will use negative punishment (omission training) by taking away things they like if they dont listen.

Chapter 7: Cognition

  • When I have kids, I hope they don't have photographic memory, or eidetic imagery, because then they won't be able to think about what they want to since their mind will be cluttered with vivid images. It would be cool if they did, but it's rare.
  • When I have kids, I'll take advantage of the power of suggestibility to trick them into eating their vegetables. If they hate veggies, I'll keep suggesting "Oh, carrots are your favorite! You love broccoli!" They will eventually develop distorted memories and end up eating veggies, thinking they like them because I suggested it.
  • When I have kids, they will have infantile amnesia because they will have no memory of the first few years of their life.
  • When I have kids, I will video record their first time speaking or walking, because they will not be able to remember these milestones due to infantile amnesia.
  • When I have kids, they will use chunkingto remember important phone numbers, but like me, will forget the first chunk because the working memory usually only stores about 7 items.
  • When I have kids, my name will be put into their long term memories through consolidation.
  • When I have kids, I hope they obtain the innate eidetic memoryability so that they can visually see the world from 2 different point of views, mentally and literally.
  • When I have kids, lessons I will teach them will also cue childhood memories, as I tell them similar lessons in similar settings and context as when I was taught the same lessons as a child.
  • When I have kids, thanks to implicit memory, they will be able to recognize the kind and color of car I drive when I come to pick them up from soccer practice (without trying to memorize the kind and color of car).
  • When I have kids, I could have a flashbulb memoryof holding my child in my arms for the very first time, because it is something very emotional.
  • When I have kids, and I hear a crying sound I would know its one of the kids because of my working memory.
  • When I have kids, I hope to never have retrograde amnesia, because I wouldn't be able to remember prior memory.
  • When I have kids, I will tell them to try to not to be absent-minded, because it takes their attention away and makes them forget things. For kids this often takes the form of daydreaming.
  • When, I have kids I will use my explicit memoryto memorize all their birthdays, school plays, soccer games, etc.
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  • When I have kids, I hope they have a eidetic imagery so that way they could memorize every detail.
  • When I have kids, they will use procedural memory to remember how to play a musical instrument.
  • When I have kids, they will use their Retrieval Cueto bring a memory back to their consciousness.
  • When I have kids, they could become depressed and only retrieve depressing memories because of mood-congruent memory.
  • When I have kids, I hope, if I have two, that retroactive interferencedoesn't alter my memory of the first one's birth.
  • When I have kids, they will not remember their first word but may claim to remember it because of suggestibility if it keeps getting brought up.
  • When I have kids, and if they ar twins, with similar features, misattributioncan cause you to possibly mix up their names.
  • When I have kids, as they grow older they will only have episodic memoryof their childhood.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure to correct overregularization I notice in their speech to perfect their grammar and help them learn language.
  • When I have kids, I not let them watch the movie "Human Centipede" so that the persistenceof the memory does not haunt their mind forever.
  • When I have kids, I will take advantage of their language acquisition device (LAD)and teach them a second language while they are still young.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure to not say any word that could be misinterpreted because their language acquisition devicecould store that word in their memory.
  • When I have kids, they will develop a natural concept of their mother's face from seeing her everyday or almost everyday.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure they have a schemaof mother and family that will be associated with positive, loving concepts.
  • When I have kids, they will have a scriptof going to visit Grandma's house that may be associated with expectations of being spoiled while they're there.
  • When I have kids, I hope they have a explicit memory so they will always remember everything about me.
  • When I have kids, they will always use bad grammar (such as goed instead of went) because of overregularization, but I'll be sure to laugh a little and then correct them.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them to be open-minded by teepisodic memoryaching them how to listen to other opinions besides their own so that they won't fall victim to Confirmation bias
  • When I have kids, I will teach them useful heuristics, such as working backward, searching for analogies, and breaking a big problem into smaller problems. That way my kids will become good problem solvers and be able to identify the problem and select a strategy to solve the problems.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them to not get fixated on one solution or one way to do something, so they won't suffer from mental set or functional fixedness. In that way, they can also think "outside the box" and be creative in what they do.
  • When I have kids, I hope they will have aptitudes for art and intelligence so that they will be creative and get good grades!
  • When I have kids, Hindsight Bias may sometimes occur when my spouse and I second guess ourselves about making the right parenting decision for our children.
  • When I have kids and I am also a teacher, because of misattribution, I might mistakenly mix up their names at home and at school.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them about divergent thinkingso they can solve problems using different ideas.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them to get past representativeness bias so that they don't believe that all blondes are dumb and all Asians are smart.
  • When I have kids, I won't be able to tell them about my 5th birthday easily without pictures because of Transience.
  • When I have kids, I will have my children learn a second language as soon as possible, due to their Language Aquistion Device.
  • When I have kids, I will use my recognitionso I know they are my kids and not some random people
  • When I have kids, I will have to adapt to their absent mindedness because of them forgetting simple tasks because they weren't paying attention.
  • When I have kids, I wouldn't want them to have infantile amnesiaso that they can clearly remember their childhood.
  • When I have kids, I will use episodic memoryto remember my personal experience of having kids.
  • When I have kids, they will use procedural memorywhen learning how to ride a bike.
  • When I have kids, I hope they have aptitudein a variety of things so they will stand out from other kids
  • When I have kids, I'll teach them all about maintenance rehearsal and elaborative rehearsalso they'll get good grades in school.
  • When I have kids, i'll teach them to overcome self-serving bias.
  • When I have kids, i'll will teach them to overcome confirmation biasso that they can explore new things in life.
  • When I have kids, I will have a flashbulb memorywhen my kids first say daddy because it was so emotional.
  • When I have kids, my functional fixedness would be calling them to get the remote for me.

Chapter 8: Emotion and Motivation

  • When I have kids, if they are sensation seekers, they will become the overachievers of society because of their constant need to increase stimulation levels.
  • When I have kids, I kind of don't want them to be sensation seekersbecause they would have me so worried when they do extreme activities.
  • When I have kids, the inverted U functionsays to cheer them on for simple tasks, not complex ones.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they have a high need for achievement because with one they would be able to do anything they set thier minds to.
  • When I have kids, I know whenever I am around them my emotionswill always be happy.
  • When I have kids, I will use deception cuesto figure out if they are lying to me.
  • When I have kids, I will build up my emotional intelligence because once they grow up and move out, I would like to be able to control my emotions or else I would break out in tears.
  • When I have kids, I will be brave and control my emotions when scared, demonstrating emotional intelligenceand by doing so I hope that my kids see this and by using Observational learning realize that controlling your emotions is important.
  • When I have kids, I want their Locus of Controlto be internal so they are more self-motivated for their goals than just motivated by rewards.
  • When I have kids, I will use my emotional intelligenceto understand why they are crying or how they are feeling.
  • When I have kids I will make sure not to use over justification, because that would make an intrinsic activity (something they like doing) turn into an extrinsicone (something they do for a reward or external consequence). If I do give rewards out, it would be for a job well done.
  • When I have kids, especially babies, instinct theorywill help me is when they cry i can infer that something is wrong. Like if they are hungry or sleepy.
  • When I have kids, I will use overjustificationto wane them off of activities i do not want them doing: I will pay them for playing video games, so they will be less likely to want to play them.
  • When I have kids, the multiple-approach-avoidance conflictwould come into play when deciding if it's the right time to have kids.
  • When I have kids, I will try my best to raise them to have a high need for achievement (n Ach), so that they will succeed in life.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them emotional intelligencebecause it is crucial in order to make it in today's society.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them how to deal with their stressors, so that their stress does not escalate into distress.
  • When I have kids, I will let them make decisions on their own when they come of age. Such as Approach-appoachconflict where he wants to go to a party or hang out with friends.
  • When I have kids, I hope they won't go through any traumatic events that way there is no way for them to have posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD).
  • When I have kids, they will have thanatoswhich are negative impulses.
  • When I have kids, they will discover approach-avoidance conflictif they are deciding whether or not to tattle on their best friend.
  • When I have kids, they will be faced with avoidance-avoidance conflictwhen deciding which sibling does which chores. They'll weigh the equally unattractive options of doing the dishes for a week or cleaning the bathrooms top to bottom once a week.
  • When I have kids, I will use and apply the tend-and-befriend modelto help cope with stress.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they have an internal Locus of Controlso they feel responsible for their actions and own up to their mistakes.
  • When I have kids, I will better be able to help them with their stressbecause of my past experiences.
  • When I have kids, I wouldn't use a polygraph test to see if they're lying because it only detects physical arousal.
  • When I have kids, I would probably be the stressorin most situations.
  • When I have kids, I am going to try to make sure they react to stressors by the Cognitive Appraisal Theory.
  • When I have kids. I will make sure to not give them too much extrinsic motivation so they will have a lot of intrinsic motivation.
  • When I have kids, my crying baby will be a stressor.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them not to be spoiled brats so they don't have problems with approach-approach conflict.
  • When I have kids, multiple appoach-avoidance conflict will occur when I try to decide whether to send my kids to public school or to home school them.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them to have an internal locus of controland to be responsible for everything they do.
  • When I have kids, I will use extrinsic motivationon them for something they are already intrinsically motivated to do to create over justification to get them to stop bad behavior.
  • When I have kids, I would try not to baby them to a point that even when thier older they still depend on me for everything, because of this I hope they develop an internal Locus of Control.
  • When I have kids, they will be very emotional about life.
  • When I have kids, people will understand the emotions they are expressing from display rules.
  • When I have kids, they will use the james lange theory because they will feel sad because they cried.
  • When I have kids, I may experience chronic stress.
  • When I have kids, I will try and Motivethem to do well in life, but I hope I don't put too much pressure on them because that would eventually build up their stress and quite possibly damage/weaken their immune system.
  • When I have kids, I want my kids to Self-Actualization themselves and be successful.

Chapter 9: Psychological Development

  • When I have kids, I will have to find a balance between the parenting styles of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissiveso that my children will not be spoiled, neglected, or mistreated.
  • When I have kids, the growth spurts they will go through will display the discontinuity view.
  • When I have kids, I will try my best to utilize an authoritative parenting style so that my children and I form an understanding and compassionate relationship, and my children have a secure attachment.
  • When I have kids, they will experience the eight psychosocial stages described by Erik Erikson.
  • When I have kids, centrationwill cause them to not be able to multitask until much later in development.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they will have an outgoing temperamentand make friends easily.
  • When I have kids, I will have to determine their zone of proximal developmentto know how much I should help them without helping them too much.
  • When I have kids, I will understand that while they are in the preoperational stage, they will not understand the concept of conservation.
  • When I have kids, I will try to teach them to be as moral as possible, so when they are in a moral dilemma, they will (hopefully) act according to stage 6 of Kohberg's moral stages. It is important to consider others and adhere to ethical principles.
  • When I have kids, I will play the game of peek-a-boo with them when they are little because they do not yet fully understand object permanence
  • When I have kids, the formal operational stage will become evident during adolescence: during this period they will explore abstract thinking and I will guide them by keeping an open mind as well as being a bit authoritative.
  • When I have kids, rites of passage, like graduating high school and getting a driver's license will have to be performed in order for them to gain independence and reach adulthood.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure they have contact comfort, allowing them to be reassured of my love for them. I will hold them and give them the physical attention they need.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure they go through the maturationprocess so they can grow up to become upstanding citizens.
  • When I have kids, I will read them books that have animistic thinkingbecause it appeals to their imagination.
  • When I have kids, I will ensure that harmful teratogensare not put into the fetus, because this could harm my child and cause birth defects/disabilities.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure that I am not an authoritarian and I will definitely not be uninvolved; I will find the balance between the two.
  • When I have kids, one day they will have a Theory of mindand know that they are not the only person in the world who can think and feel.
  • When I have kids, they will each go through the preoperational stagewhen they are little.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they reach generativityearlier rather than later so they can be a well rounded person.
  • When I have kids, I hope that they are very sociable, but have Selective social interactionso they can have friends who are worth having.
  • When I have kids, I hope that my children will have a small zone of proximal development because they will be able to do and understand more things without my aid and overall function better without me, therefore preparing them for their future.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure that I do not put any teratogens in my body while I am pregnant like alcohol or nicotine because this can affect there prenatal development and I want my kids to be as healthy as possible.

Chapter 10: Personality

  • When I have kids, according to the psychodynamic theory, girls will experience penis envy and boys will go through oedipus complex. The girls will be attracted to boys because they have something that girls do not. The boys will be attracted to women who are similar to their mother in order to connect to their fathers.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure their biological (food and water), safety (shelter and protection), attachment/affiliation (love and safety), and esteem (confidence, self-worth, and respect) needs are met, so they will become healthy and self-actualizing individuals, developing their talents and capabilities to the fullest.
  • When I have kids, according to the oedipus complex, a boy will be attracted to his mother and will eventually shift that attraction to girls his age.
  • When I have kids, they will probably use their id more than superego by teaching them to use their superegomore.
  • When I have kids, I hope they don't develop basic anxiety because then they will feel a sense of loneliness.
  • When I have kids, I will have them take a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to see what personality typethey fit into and what possible career options would fit their personalities.
  • When I have kids, I will be sure to pay attention to my kid's psychosexual stages and the way they progress through them. I will pay close attention so that they do not cause later problems in life by perhaps sucking their thumb or potty training too long.
  • When I have kids, I hope they are born with a bold Temperamentso they won't have to deal with being shy when they get older.
  • When I have kids, I hope they will use the ego defense mechanism of projectionon objects instead of on people.
  • When I have kids, they will use lots of ego defense mechanismsin order to hide their unconscious conflicts.
  • When I have kids, Chances are they will have a shy temperament due to their ancestors temperament.
  • When I have kids, I hope they have traitssuch as outgoing and friendly, instead of rude and selfish.
  • When I have kids, I could adopt two children and raise them exactly the same way and if they scored differently on their IQ tests it would display heritability.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them not to commit the fundamental attribution errorby teaching them to always think about the situation before they judge the person..
  • When I have kids, their identification will most likely try to become like the same gender as their parent.
  • When i have kids, i will never be an Uninvolved parent type because i wouldn't want my child to grow up to not care about the people involved in thier life.
  • When I have kids, they will most likely have a confident and outgoing temperament that they will inherit from me. This will allow them to have very god social skills, which is essential in today's world and help propel them to the top.
  • When I have kids, they will use observational learning in order to learn appropriate behaviors from others in certain situations. Therefore, my children will look up to me as a role model. They will observe how I act and do certain things and then they will will learn for their self how to act.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure to give them the tools so they can have self-actualizing personalities because when they have this they will be able to live up to their full potentials and fulfill their creative goals.

Chapter 11: Intelligence and Testing

  • When I have kids, I will make sure their chronological age and mental age are up to par with each other, so they can excel in school and life and not need remedial help.
  • When I have kids, I will get their IQ scoresbut will not treat them any differently based upon the outcomes of those scores unless the have a mental handicap. If this occurred, I would make sure that they have the right learning and social environments so that they could develop to their fullest potential.
  • When I have kids I hope that they have Giftednessbecause it will give them an advantage in life.
  • When I have kids, I will be sure to take them to the playground to improve their practical intelligence, so they will be able to get along well with other children and so they will know how to react in various situations.
  • When I have kids, if one or more of my children happen to classify under mental retardation, I will ensure an enriched environment including sensory simulation and social interaction because that is what is recommended for parents to do with children who have mental retardationand it is extremely important for the child to be exposed to the simulation and interaction.
  • When I have kids, I will be sure to teach them the importance of interpersonal Intelligencebecause this skill can result in excellent benefits later down the road such as: a job, tips at a job, the ability to make friends, and also the ability to communicate with parental figures.
  • When I have kids, if one or more of them has giftednessI will make sure I make them feel normal and don't push them to do more than they already do because making a child feel strange about their gift and pushing them to go further, can extinguish any curiosity that they have already.
  • When I have kids, I will always tell them they are smart at a young age, encourage them, and tell them they can accomplish anything. Then, they'll have a self-fulfilling prophecy which would make them strive to accomplish anything and be intelligent. They'll actually try to fulfill what I had told them at that young age.
  • When I have kids, they will grow up in a close-knit environment with a great education system; however, they will not only have intelligence, but they will also have fluid and practical intelligence because it is important for children to be able to solve a problem and be able to protect themselves from harm. It is a way for them to be extremely successful and have great relationships with anyone they come in contact with but they will be able to tell the difference between a trustworthy person and a dishonest person.
  • When I have kids, I would like them to grow up strong in Cattell's areas of both fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence because this would allow them to have the ability to retrieve/store facts as well as the ability to bring a large amount of more current knowledge together and use it to solve a singular problem. For example, They will be able to win their 5th grade class' yearly jepoardy history game in addition to being able to discover why the family's TV stopped working by going through all the setting options and checking all the chords etc.
  • When I have kids, who are considered mentally retarded, but can solve complex math problems, they are considered to have savant syndrome because they are considered mentally slow, though they have remarkable math talents.
  • When I have kids I will make sure they have spatial intelligence, so that they can interact with objects in the world and not die.
  • When I have kids, I will try it introduce stimulants that help with thedevelopment of their linguistic, spatial, and mathmatic intelligences, because then I feel my child would better understand how the world works through both social communications and scientific facts. With the understanding of the world spacialy, my kids could have a grasp on physics and abstract ideas in chemistry, whereas with linguistics they wI'll be able to connect with people from other places with an understanding of other languages. I feel most stronglyabout them developing mathmatic intelligence because processing quantities is a necessity in life when it comes to taxes and bills, which I hope they will understand thoroughly.
  • When I have kids, I will make them figure out they're own solutions to problems even at a young age, so that they will develope analytical intelligence, because having a good sense of logical reasoning will result in better grades throughout school years due to the ability to analyze problems and find correct answers.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure to teach them how to be smart in situations outside of the home like not trusting random strangers or going towards the scene of a crime rather than making sure to stay away from it. This way, they will definitely have practical intelligence and will be able to protect themselves when they're adults.
  • When I have kids, I won't tell them they will fail their SAT (because maybe I had a hard time with it) because I do not want to incite a self-fulfilling prophecy because then they might actually fail because I put they now expect it to happen.
  • When I have kids, I will make them take a test on their personality. Once their results have come in they will be analyzed. After a set time, i will have them take the test again. This will prove a number of things: If the test has reliability and if the personality of a child changes over time.
  • when I have kids, they will have simular nature and nuture because they will be raised the same way.
  • When I have kids, I will make sure their mental age (MA) is up to par with their chronological age (CA) because if their MA is two years behind their CA, then they will need remedial help. Also, if their MA is up to par with their CA, then my kids will excel in school and be successful in life.
  • When i have children, i would not treat them differently because of their intelligence quotient. For example, of they were gifted, i wouldn't stress their academics or encourage them to take extra classes if they were not interested. They are children afterall and dont need to be burdened and made to feel like an outcast. On the other side of the spectrum, if my child ended up being mentally retarded , of course i would treat them slightly differently because they they have special educational needs, but i would still treat them equally as a child. Other medical issues normally follow mental retardation like down syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrom, as so I would have other concerns for my child but i would, no matter what my childs intellectual status, always try and increase their qualitity life.
  • When I have kids, I hope they don't have psychosis because I would want them to be totally in touch with reality to be more down to earth and sensible.
  • when i have kids, i am going to have to have two different wifes and with these wifes have one son each. Then once thoese two diffferent sons are born let them be adopted by the same family so they are under the same nurture. Then come back for them on their 18th birthday and see how each child acts differently through Heritability.



Chapter 12: Abnormal Psychology

  • When I have kids, I hope that they do not have major depression because it can be hereditary and most of my family has it. I do not want my children to have to deal with extreme sadness that is more than the ordinary ups and downs of life and, but at least they would not have to deal with the extreme mania. If my child does have it, then I will get them the therapy that they require.
  • When I have kids I will encourage them to practice healthy eating habits so that they do not develop bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa, because both eating disorders are common in young people.
  • When I have kids, I will observe the patterns of my child when I teach them to read, because dyslexia runs in my family and awareness to this problem will help me make sure that my children don't develop an aversion to reading.
  • When I have kids I hope they don't develop the antisocial personality disorder because people who have this disorder feel no guilt. For example, people with this disorder could go around and hurt people and not care. I would want my kids to have feelings and not be someone who doesn't care.
  • When I have kids, they may develope a phobia because throughout their life experiences they may come across a fear of a specific object, activity, or situation. For example, in my family cancer is a big problem, so when my kids are born and are able to realize that so many people in our family have had cancer then they will face the fear the rest of their lives for possibly getting it to. This is a phobia called cancerophobia.
  • When I have kids, if they ever have a problem in their lives I will try to use the active listening technique because it shows I truly care about there problem. It would also teach them to come to their own conclusions about certain situations because I will not be giving them a solution I will be helping them come to their own.
  • When I have kids, I will give them antidepressant drugs if they have depression because antidepressant drugs increase serotonin levels in the synapse which is inbalanced during depression. Anitdpressants have been proven to work and I would want the fastest solution for my kids.
  • When I have kids, I hope they don't have agoraphobia because then they would hate to go out to public places which would mean them sitting in the house the whole day. With this type of anxiety disorder the fear of going outside, open spaces, or even the fear of going to the movies with their friends would create a lot of depression in their lives, but if my child ends up having this disorder he/she will have to get psychological treatment.
  • When I have kids, I will be able to understand their internal struggles if they have generalized anxiety disorder and have them treated with biological psychological methods because I have seen the calming effect these medications have had on my family members with the disorder and have heard them talk about how much the medications make them feel more in control of their emotions.
  • When I have kids, I would not use exposure therapy to help them overcome their fears because it could cause them to have panic attacks or intensify their fear, it also resembles torture and I will not torture my kids.
  • When I have kids, I will do my best to utilize Carl Rogers' technique of feeling reflection to help my children when they are having emotional difficulties, because that technique might help them see their own feelings better, and understand them, so we can work together for a positive solution.
  • when i have kids i will use systemantic therapy to help get rid of thier fears of the dark, monster and etc....
  • When I have kids that have ADHD, I shall take them to a psychiatrist so that they may perscribe my child medication. The reason I will bring my child to a psychiatrist is because they have teh ability to prescribe medication to their patitents. When we go to see them, they will be providing my child with biomedical medication to help regulate the neurons within the brain.
  • When I have kids, I hope they don't develop any social phobias such as being afraid of public speaking, because I have a fear of it as well. I would take them to a therapist, if they wanted, so they could use systematic desenstization to slowly introduce and make him comfortable with speaking in front of people.
  • When I have kids, I hope they do not have hypochondriasis because hypochondriasis is when people excessively worry about their health and my child would make me pay a lot of medical bills. To fix this, I would have to take my child to therapy, most likely cognitive therapy.
  • When I have kids, I can use aversion therapy if they develop a habit of biting their nails. I can do this by putting bad tasting nail polish on their nails to make them not want to bite them.
  • When I have kids if they are scared of the dark I will use systematic desensitization therapy by using the hierchy of fears to slowly help my child overcome their fear of the dark. I will first turn off one light a night and week by week it will slowly get darker and eventually they wont be scared.
  • When I have kids, If they ever had anorexia nervosa I would make them go into group therapy to talk about their experiences so they don't feel as though they are the only one who has experienced it.
  • When I have kids and one has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, he might repeatedly check and see if the doors and windows are closed, or the oven is off. I would take them to a behavioral therapist such as Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy to try and rationalize the irrational thoughts behind the obsessions.

Chapter 13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders

  • When I have kids, I will use Insight/Talk Therapies to help them go through puberty, social drama, school work, and relationship issues.
  • When I have kids I will use aversion therapy as a last resort to keep them from sucking their thumb as they get older so they don't mess up their teeth; I will buy the gross tasting coating to put on their thumb so that when they put it in their mouth they are forced to take it out because they can't stand the taste.
  • When I have kids I will teach them rational behavior. Instead of having irrationality, and acting out inappropriately in certain situations, they will act more comprehensible to others. Such as feeling sympathetic to a person who just lost a loved one in a tragic incident instead of laughing at the situation.
  • When i have kids, if they need some sort of therapy because i some how "messed up" their life, i would probably send them to a client-centered therapist. This type of therapist is one on one and emphasizes the individual's tendency for healthy psychological growth through self-actualization. Rather than group sessions where my child may not be involved or a creepy psychoanalytic therapy, client centered therapy seems the best way for my child to talk out their feelings and get past their harddhip.
  • When I have kids, if my child has a mood disorder or a personality disorder such as depression or narcissistic personality, I would send them through humanistic therapies such as client-centered therapy because the therapist could help them overcome any problems they have with themselves and give them the opportunity to see that they are perfect the way they are and they should be happy with that; not try to change themselves for the sake of other people. Also, that they don't need to be the center of attention all the time; it's okay to have confidence but not be so arrogant and know that people an see them and hear them without being the center of attention.

Chapter 14: Social Psychology

  • When I have kids, I will teach them social norms, such as chewing with their mouths closed and saying "please" and "thank you", so that they will not be embarrassed by the consequences of their peers. I will help my kids understand these "unwritten rules" so that they are more accepted in society and not seen as rude.
  • When I have kids, I'll have 2 or 3 kids with me and I'll offer to take them to a couple differnt resturants for dinner. But, I'll tell them they can only pick one out of the resturants I listed. When the oldest child wants to go to panera but, the younger two will most likely commit conformity because the other two might want chick-fa-la or wendy's instead. But seeing how their older sibbling (someone they look up to) wants panera, they are likely to change their decision the accomidate the other
  • When I have kids I will make sure they don't develop groupthink Groupthink because I want them to share their thoughts and opinions no matter what the situation is.
  • when i have kids i hope they are cohesive with one another becuase then they will get along and be able to do things together.
  • When I have kids, I will have to deal with other parents with self-serving bias who neglect their parental failures and only see their children's successes as their own parental successes.
  • When I have kids, I am worried that they will commit the asch effect because they will each have their own group of friends and conform to their group of friends based off of their influences and judgements.
  • When I have kids i will teach them to go against the bystander effect by helping someone in need even though many other people are around to help instead.
  • When i have kids, they are bound to have some huge fight with a group of children in the neighborhood or even some of their cousins. When this happens I might use my knowledge of psychology to fix this situation by imitating the Robbers Cave Experiment. I would pull them together by faking an emergency that would require both groups help, like putting a cat in a tree or letting the dog out and they would all have to go search for him.
  • When I have kids, I hope they use the principle of proximity to their advantage. My kids will grow up hanging out with their neighbors and will hopefully keep in close contact with them throughout their life because of how close they live to each other.
  • When i have kids, i will teach them of the expectancy-value theory so that they will find someone who will truly offer the most reward to them rather than finding someone who they think is equivelent to or beneath them.
  • When I have kids, if a few of mykids make bad decisions i am afraid that the rest of them will do the same due to the asch effect.
  • When I have kids, I will put encourage them to participate in positive and constructive group environments so as to encourage social facilitation. With social facilitation, there is an increase in an individual's performance because of being in a group.For instance, I will encourage them to try out for sports teams, study in groups, and take honors classes so that they may perform well in different areas with the help and support others.
  • When I have kids, I will teach them not to conform to social norms, so that they can be their own person and it dosen't matter what everyone else is doing, the most important thing in life is to be happy with yourself.
  • When I have kids, I am going to try to teach my kids to always help others in need and resist Diffusion of Responsibility.This way, my kids will become the Hero in a situation and help the person in need instead of not acting because they believe someone else will.