Your instructions are to...
  1. Either complete the partial thought of "When I was a kid..." 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 a psychological guidebook of childhood memories.
  4. If a term was already used once... make sure you use it in a totally different way.



  • When I was kid my mom would always try to trick me to drink carrot juice by mixing it with orange juice but I always find out because the carrot juice taste would cross my absolute threshold meaning that I had ability to sense a it even at it lowest intensity.
  • When I was a kid... I would skin my knees all the time playing soccer but not notice until after I had finished playing my game, this was, according to gate-control theory, because my excitement and all the other fast-fiber stimuli (like running, kicking and yelling) overwhelmed and shut out the pain messages, closing the "gate."
  • When I was a kid...my favorite class in Elementary school was Art because I love bright colors. The cones in my fovea of my eyes made it able for me to see all the vibrant colors in artwork.
  • When I was a kid, I lived close to a train station that was so loud that it kept me up at night. However, because of habituation I soon began to not be woken up by the trains; I'd gotten used to it.
  • When I was a kid, my brother would always take my toys and i would feel my face getting hot and my fists would start to clench and this is due to a Fight-or-flight response facilitated by my parasympathetic nervous system.






  • When I was a kid, I took the "Marshmallow Test" and i ate only one marshmallow. Maybe this is why i grew up to have less emotional control and can't control my impulses.
  • When I was a kid, I would get an extrinsic motivation to do good in school by getting rewarded for good grades.
  • When I was a kid, my cousin always beat me at connect four so after a while I began to stop trying due to learned helplessness.

  • When I was a kid, my mother displayed Tend-Befriend Model. One night when I was sleeping a fire broke out in the house. My mother, who was outside pleading for help, ran back in the house to rescue my brother and I.
  • When I was a kid...I could remember the color of my moms car without me ever making an effort to remember it. This is an example of implicit memory because it shows how people can remember certain things without even thinking about it or making themselves remember it.
  • When I was a kid, my parents yelled at me for punching somebody in school. After they had finished yelling at me, I felt angry at them for being so mean because I thought that it was an appropriate emotion for the situation. This is due to the cognitive appraisal theory.
  • When I was a kid, my parents gave me money for getting good grades. When they stopped, Overjustification kicked in, and my grades dropped.
  • When i was a kid, I was intrinsically motivated to play basketball because I enjoyed playing it.
  • When I was a kid, I didn't play sports much, because I was told to be careful of my asthma. I experienced learned helplessness, and then didn't bother trying to play different sports, assuming that it would just end in failure.
  • When I was a kid I would've passed the Marshmallow Test because I could've resisted temptation knowing that if I wait I'd get 2 marshmallows.
  • When I was a kid I got chased by a dog my heart rate and speed was increasing due to my alarm reaction.
  • When I was a kid i went through the Neonatal Period for the first month than infancy for the next 2 year.
  • When I was a kid I thought my cousins lied to me when they told me they were twins, but as I grew up I learned that they are fraternal twins which means they were two different fertilized eggs born on the same day, which is why they don't look similar.