This page will be a place to add zombie-specific examples. It's clear that the popularity of zombie literature entices many students. So we will make hundreds of examples about "When the zombies come..." using psych concepts on this page. At the end of the year we will weave all of these individual examples into a short story about zombies that will entertain you while helping you study for the AP exam.

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Chapter 3: Biopsychology

  • When the zombies come, you would want to be able to use your retrieval skills to remember zombies are dangerous.
  • When the zombies come, maybe your phenotype will make you look so ugly that you look like one of them and therefore they will be less likely to eat you.
  • When the zombies come evolution may occur through natural selection to the humans left un-bitten. They may develop increased strength, speed, and heightened senses due to the fact that only the strong survive and would able to reproduce even stronger children as a result.
  • When the zombies come, scientists, if they are careful enough to capture one, could take a sample of the zombie's DNA to find the gene that caused the viral outbreak. This would only work for viruses like the T-Virus from Resident Evil, as cells absorb it into their genetic makeup.
  • When the zombies come, our nervous system sends a message to our brain through sensory neurons (afferent neurons) that comes back through motor neurons(efferent neurons), which tells our muscles to react, scream, and RUN!
  • When the zombies come, the zombies themselves could go through a type of evolution, which would only make surviving harder since they would become faster and smarter, which makes them even more deadly.
  • When the zombies come, you may experience an epinephrine overload or an adrenaline high from all the excitement or panic.
  • When the zombies come, you will probably experience a "fight-or-flight" response, courtesy of the sympathetic system. It will more than likely be a "flight" response, since fighting with a zombie will result in being eaten.
  • When the zombies come and you get caught by one, the sensory neurons (also called afferent neurons) in your body will send the message of pain to your brain as you are being attacked.
  • When the zombies come you will depend heavily on plasticity to improve your mastery of motor skills essential to survival like impaling,shooting,slashing, and whacking.
  • When the zombies come, if they eat the cerebellum first then they will be able to immobilize their prey because the humans would lose the ability to send out messages from the brain to regulate coordinated movements, and not be able to escape.
  • When the zombies come, they will be eating an elegant 3 course meal, that is with the three layers of the brain. As an appetizer they will start with a deliciously cooked limbic system, which will regulate the emotion for the rest of the meal. As a main course, the house special would be the herb-crusted cerebrum. This specific cut of brain is the finest and most tender as it comes from the outer part of the brain. To finish off this meal is the brain stem latte, meant to cleanse the palate and set alertness levels and warning systems.That is, if they have class and don't enjoy raw brain.
  • When the zombies come, they should remove the thalamus from our brains first because without the thalamus, humans would be nothing but vegetables. Vegetables that had a sense of smell that is because our sense of smell is located in the temporal lobe. Our bodies would be useless and the zombies could have full control.
  • When the zombies come, their frontal lobes will have rotted away as their bodies zombified. They will not be able to plan ahead or work together. They will also be then unable to accurately perceive themselves physically, so they will be slow moving, and uncoordinated with fine motor and large motor skills.
  • When the zombies come, it would be beneficial to aim for the hypothalamus when shooting at them. It may be true that zombies can't be shot to death, but it would be beneficial for the part of the zombie's brain that regulates hunger to be gone. That way they might not eat you.
  • When the zombies come, my pons will allow me to get enough rest to fight zombies.
  • When the zombies come, the human race will face a large amount of Confirmation Bias, because nobody will really want to believe that the apocalypse has begun; as a result, many will not survive.
  • When the zombies come, you will use your reticular formation to alert you to run as fast and as far away as possible.
  • When the zombies come, if you see a zombie eating a person, your Amygdala will release a fearful response to the horrible situation.
  • When the zombies come your sympathetic nervous system will initiate the "fight or flight" reflex to help you escape.
  • When the zombies come the Medulla would be more active if a "flight or flight" response happened because of the extra oxygen needed to get away from the zombie hoard.
  • When the zombies come and you're being eaten alive, your body will send Endorphins to try and stop the pain.
  • When the zombies come, they could eat you really slowly allowing sensory adaptation to make it less painful after a while.
  • When the zombies come I will use my frontal lobes to get away and choose the best course of action to take.
  • When the zombies come, people with healthier tympanic membranes will be able to hear the undead sneaking up behind them before everyone else.
  • When the zombies come and you have either conduction deafness or nerve deafness, you're not going to be able to here them sneak up on you.
  • When the zombies come, people with a better kinesthetic sense will be able to realize how close their arm is relative to their other arm, so when they swing a chainsaw they can grip it securely and not lose a leg by accident.
  • When the zombies come, your kinesthetic sense will come in handy so you don't trip and fall and get your brain eaten.

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

  • When the zombies come, our absolute threshold for all of our major senses will be strengthened to sense the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, our feature detectors will be useful in recognizing the faces of uninfected people.
  • When the zombies come, and you see a human figure missing a limb or two, blood around their mouth and body, and still walking around, your perception will help you to distinguish a living human from a zombie.
  • When the zombies come they will use monocular cues because one eye will have been lost, so they can see the size of you better, but their depth perception will be worse than if they had two eyes.
  • When the zombies come, it will be in the fog, and the distance cue called atmospheric perspective will tell me where the zombies are:close or far away? Seeing is believing...or is it?
  • When the zombies come, the law of similarity could be used to distinguish a group of zombies from a group of humans.
  • When the zombies come, the law of common fate could be observed when the zombies are escaping the graveyard together to come and attack the human population.
  • When the zombies come, you will need your Binocular Cues to judge how far away the zombie is from you.
  • When the zombies come, the difference between your conscience and being conscious will be displayed as the difference between running from incoming zombies(conscious), and feeling bad about not saving some dude being eaten alive(conscience).
  • When the zombies come, your Sympathetic Nervous system will be working off the charts.
  • When the zombies come, your hypothalamus will regulate differently to save food.
  • When the zombies come, future children will be born with the innate to run away from zombies.
  • When the zombies come, after running away and surviving, endorphin levels would rise to naturally kill the pain.
  • When the zombies come you have a perceptual set to see zombies therefore you might not see a giant spider.
  • When the zombies come, humans will be able to verify the sound pitch a zombie makes easier than other noises.
  • When the zombies come, you may suffer from Change blindness when being attacked by zombies and you don’t realize that another zombie is coming up behind you, or the changing environment.
  • When the zombies come, you really don’t want to have a miss in your signal detection, because if a zombie is coming at you, you won’t hear him moan and die.
  • When the zombies come, feelings such as hunger or discomfort may not cross your absolute threshold as easily as before because you are to focused on survival.
  • When the zombies come, If you are chased by a horde of 30 zombies, if one more zombie joins it probably won't cross your difference threshold.
  • When the zombies come, and your leg is bitten off by a zombie, according to Weber's Law, getting a paper cut wouldn't be big deal.
  • When the zombies come, sensory adaptation will become essential to adapting to the new smells and odors.
  • When the zombies come, you would want a low absolute threshold so you are able to easily hear if the zombies are sneaking up on you.
  • When the zombies come, the zombies would be consider law of common fate because they all would be moving towards me trying to kill me.
  • When the zombies come, they wold be consider law of similarity because they all would be know as one group of zombies.
  • When the zombies come, they surrounded me and I saw one charging at me from my right using my rods.
  • When the zombies come, you would hope that absolute threshold for sound would eventually be lowered so you would be able to hear zombies and other threats from long distances.
  • When the zombies come, and you see a human figure your feature detectors recognize whether or not the oncoming figure is missing a limb or two, blood around their mouth and body, and still walking around.
  • When the zombies come, we will have to rely on perceptual constancy to make sure we don't mistake the zombie for a normal human being from the side.
  • when the zombies come, we will need transduction to convert physical energy like a sound of zombie moan to neural messages to alert us.
  • When the zombies come, you had better hope you have a low absolute threshold for the sound of zombies so you can run away before they eat your brain.
  • When the zombies come, I hope sensory adaptation helps me adapt during the night time, so it'll be easier for my eyes to percept and identify when zombies are around.
  • When the zombies come, your blind spots may put you in serious danger.
  • When the zombies come, your vestibular sense will keep you balanced while fighting of the living dead.
  • When the zombies come, you use Bottom-up Proccessing to notice their bloody teeth and scary dark eyes first.
  • When the zombies come, the Law of Similarity will cause you to group images you see in the distance, whether they are zombies or humans.

Chapter 5: States of Consciousness

  • When the zombies come hypnosis will be practical to operate on the wounded because anesthesia will no longer be available to patients.
  • When the zombies come, most people would acquire insomnia due to the constant nights of no sleep.
  • When the zombies come, you'll probably want to use meditation in order to stay relaxed, this would also help remove stress, which would in turn, increase the persons immune system since the meditation is removing their stress.
  • When the zombies come, you really wouldn't want to day dream too much or else you could get eaten.
  • When the zombies come, if you are affected by cataplexy, you will most likely die from being unable to run away or fight back.
  • When the zombies come, if you have sleep apnea, you will be found quickly when you sleep, due to your snoring.
  • When the zombies come, screaming from Night terrors would cost you your life. It would tell the zombies where you are and they will come and eat you!
  • When the zombies come, REM sleep would become very important because without it our bodies would get no rest and neither would our brains which would make us a lot easier targets for hungry zombies.
  • When the zombies come, my circadian rhythms will be messed up because I will only get a few hours of sleep so I could kept up and move further away from the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, you will go into REM sleep as soon as you fall asleep because you will have lack of sleep from staying up all night watching for zombies.
  • When the zombies come, you will probably start to get night terrors which will cause you to scream out in fear in the middle of the night, this would eventually lead to insomnia.

Chapter 6: Learning

  • When the zombies come and they are chasing you, your unconditioned response is your brain stem telling your heart to beat faster.
  • When the zombies come, the noise of a zombie moaning would become a conditioned stimulus after associating them with fear hundreds of times over and over again. That sound alone would eventually scare you and tell you to get out of there.
  • When the zombies come, you won't be scared of them after seeing them many times because of extinction.
  • When the zombies comes, and you try to eat rotten zombie meat, taste-aversion learning will probably stop you from ever eating it again especially if it tastes bad and makes you sick.
  • When the zombies come, you can think of the pain from their bites as a form of punishment to teach you that getting bit by zombies really hurts and that you shouldn't let it happen to often.
  • When the zombies come, you would want to have a good cognitive map of where you are, so that you can run away from them without getting lost.
  • When the zombies come, I wouldn't want to be trapped alone in a house, as if I were in a "Skinner box" or operant chamber, because then the reinforcement and punishment would be based on my behavior.
  • When the zombies come, you could think of the zombies biting you as positive punishment for letting them get to close to you.
  • When the zombies come, people with the best insight learning will survive much easier, since they can problem solve by reorganizing previous perceptions, such as how a lamp might suddenly be used as a weapon after the trapped human looked around and couldn't find any actual weapons.
  • When the zombies come, they might prefer to eat the brains of people that had gone through more long-term potentiation, because the synapses in groups of nerve cells would have been strengthened and thus make the brain more delicious.
  • When the zombies come, you might use observational learning in order to learn where to shoot the zombies so that way they die more quickly.
  • When the zombies come, you will develop a conditioned response to a horde of zombies running towards you, due to them being an aversive stimulus.
  • When the zombies come, you will have to make cognitive maps of your surroundings, so the zombies can't trap you when your in a building with lots of twists and turns.
  • When the zombies come, we have to inject poison into the bloodstream of their first victims so 1) the zombies will gag at the taste of humans 2) the zombies will not prey on humans anymore due to classical conditioning and 3) the zombie friends will observe their gagging peers and will also not prey on humans due to observational learning.
  • When the zombies come and they try to eat me, their punishment would be dying.

Chapter 7: Cognition

  • When the zombies come, you'd better have quick recognition, because if you don't it will be too late...
  • When the zombies come, you'll be able to use your eidetic imagery, if you have it, to help you distinguish between a zombie and a human.
  • When the zombies come, you'd better not have absent-mindedness, or else you'll suffer a horrible fate...
  • When the zombies come, you will want to have an excellent implicit memory so that you can know your surroundings with one glance.
  • When the zombies come, your explicit memory will be very useful in recalling which weapons can be used against them.
  • When the zombies come, and you're feeling depressed, your mood-congruent memory will make you remember depressing things like your friend being eaten by a zombie.
  • When the zombies come, I will have them chunk their codes to me so that I can memorize the secret codes better.
  • When the zombies come, you will have to be able to recallyour survival skills such as where a safe place may be.
  • When the zombies come, you may experience some blocking while trying to read and remember a map of the city you already knew due to the interference of consistently being interrupted by zombie attacks.
  • When the zombies come, you might not be able to forget about a lot of the traumatic events caused by the zombies due to persistence.
  • When the zombies come, we will experience transienceby forgetting life before the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, retrievalwould allow you to survive zombie attacks because you could remember how you escaped or defeated the zombies before.
  • When the zombies come, the first zombie a person sees will become his or her prototype for what a zombie should look like.
  • When the zombies come, if we didn't have storage, then we wouldn't remember that someone told us that the zombies were coming at a certain time. When the zombies come, you might use heuristics to break the invasion into smaller problems and solve it that way.
  • When the zombies come, you will not be able to use algorithms to stop the invasion unless someone comes up with a procedure or formula, and the algorithm for the time being is to shoot the zombies in the head to kill them.
  • When the zombies come, the artificial concepts of an inanimate object will probably be overridden in favor of the natural concepts: for example, when you see a two-by-four, you won't think of the various formulas to calculate its area or volume, you will think of the natural concept that a plank of wood can be used to hit things - a useful concept if weapons are scarce in the zombie apocalypse..
  • When the zombies come, I will use my representativeness bias, and categorize them as "zombies" - scary, life sucking, and weird looking monsters. The result of my representative bias would be "Yikes, time to run!" Bye- bye zombies...
  • When the zombies come, there will be different types of zombies so having a Mental set for how to kill one type of zombie may not help you when you are killing another type of zombie.
  • When the zombies come, people with good problem solving abilities such as control over functional fixedness will survive longer than those without because they will be able to improvise with the materials they have to make a zombie slaying device.
  • When the zombies come, I could use my episodic memory to remember the day I was watching Walking Dead and how they killed zombies so I could do the same.
  • When the zombies come, you'll probably want to use overlearning in order to keep your zombie-killing skills sharp.
  • When the zombies come, if you want to warn someone, but you just can't remember that word you need because its on the tip of your tongue, you better hope you can think of another way to say it and overcome functional fixedness be.
  • When the zombies come, creativity to use different weapons to fight the zombies off from hurting you.
  • When the zombies come, escapes should not be dependent on heuristicsbecause it would be more of a risk than having a plan.
  • When the zombies come, I will try to keep my safe houses in my long term memory.
  • When the zombies come, I will overcome the funtional fixedness of only using a gun to kill a zombie to use what ever objects available to me.
  • When the zombies come, there is no time to become absent minded because if you do for even a second it will be too late.
  • When the zombies come, you need to over come functional fixedness and find new creative ways to defend yourself against the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, i would use representative bias, and think that all zombies are slow so i would just run around them.
  • When the zombies come , i would do a lot of functional fixedness by digging holes in the ground so that they will fall in them.
  • When the zombies come i would NOT use blocking for the zombies so i can stay alive by noticing them and not putting them aside.
  • When the zombies come those of us who have watched tons of zombie movies may have a better chance of survival because they would have a script of "zombies-taking-over-the-world" situations and know what to do better.

Chapter 8: Emotion and Motivation

  • When the zombies come, sensation seekers might fight against them to feel the intense stimulus that comes with danger.
  • When the zombies come, we can use a polygraph machine to tell at least with some certainity if people are lying about being bitten by a zombie.
  • When the zombies come, I will experience the emotion of fear, and will run away as fast as possible, unless I am a sensation seeker.
  • When the zombies come, the cognitive appraisal theory states that you might decide to feel depressed after seeing all of your friends get eaten by zombies because such an emotion would be appropriate for the situation.
  • When the zombies come, display rules won't matter because everyone will go crazy and that would be a permissible way of showing emotion in a society where zombies exist.
  • When the zombies come, your physiological arousal will go up as you cognitively interpret the situation as dangerous and potentially life -threatening. Then you will have a subjective feeling of fear and quickly run away!
  • When the zombies come, your heart rate will increase and according to the James-Lange theory you are showingthe emotion fear.
  • When the zombies come, people would have a lateralization of emotion which would emphasize use of their right hemisphere because it would be pretty hard to have positive emotions.
  • When the zombies come, I will use deception cues to figure out if some one is lying about being infected by a zombie.
  • When the zombies come, I would be fearful and running at the same time; states the Cannon- Bard Theory, the bodily reaction and emotion happen at the same time.
  • When the zombies come, Emotional Intelligence will allow us to remain calm and quiet when hiding from the face eating, bath-salt-smelling zombies.
  • when zombies come, James Lange Theory will come in effect because your body will be Trembling because of the fear.
  • when the zombies come, instinct theory would show that our motivation for survival would be our natural instincts.
  • When the zombies come, our drive to survive and find food and such will be what keeps us alive.
  • When the zombies come, our drive to fight them off will be really strong because of your innate desire ot survive.
  • When the zombies come, our extrinsic motivation will take over because we want the reward of being known as the hero of the town.
  • When the zombies come, our conscious motivation will kick in and that helps us fight the erge to give in to the zombies, it helps us keep going.
  • When the zombies come, the Maslow's hierarchy of needs will kick in and cause you to seek out things like water, food, shelter, and safety from the the zombies first before all your other needs.
  • When the zombies come, alot of people will end up dying because of stress, since stress weakens the immune system , and increases the chance of you catching a disease, also people with a weak immune system are more likely to become zombies because thier bodies wont be able to fight off the zomies virus when bitten.
  • When the zombies come, our individualism would help us keep ourself alive we would have a high level for individual achievement to stay alive.
  • When the zombies come, our approach-avoidance conflict would help us if we were trying to escape the zombies and the only way to get away was we would have to crawl through a sewage drain. One positive thing about the drain is it is a way to escape the negative thing is you will have to crawl through poop and sewage.
  • When the zombies come, and you all of a sudden run out of food, your body fat and weight may drop so far below your set point that you'll be forced to eat zombie meat.
  • When the zombies come, I will experience the emotion of terror which will cause my adrenaline to rise and be able to escape.
  • When the zombies come, I will know that they are stressors, and that I need to choose the "flight" response of my "fight-or-flight" response. Bye-bye zombie, I don't want to get eaten by you.
  • When the zombies come, the approach-approach conflict will help you decide between the machine gun or shotgun.
  • When the zombies come, if they trap you and there is no escape then avoidance-avoidance conflict will make it hard for you to decide to die by gettting ripped apart or having your brains eaten.
  • When the zombies come, the only set of rules that people would need to follow would be the hierarchy of needs since it would help set peoples priorities stait and help them survive during this terrible time.
  • When the zombies come, the most important drive in people would be for them to survive.
  • When the zombies come, woman would care for the children and would have everyone join forces and put aside thier diffrences so they could fight together, (Tend and Befriend) while the men do all the fighting and decide whether or not the situation is too dangerous (fight or flight).
  • When the zombies come, people who have obtained Emotional Intelligence would have stronger immune systems due to the fact that they can control thier level of stress so that their immune system dont suffer from it.
  • When the zombies come, the fight or flight response helps us prepare to fight the zombies or flee from them and hide somewhere.
  • When the zombies come, the cognitive appraisal theory would explain why we are scared. Because the zombie apocalypse occurred we are frightened.
  • When the zombies come, your immune system might weaken due to the huge amounts of stress you will most likely have.
  • When the zombies come, your locus of control might shift further outward, since the many influences of your life are now immediately external (zombie attacks, food and shelter, etc).
  • When the zombies come, if you are trapped inside a building with no means of escape you may develop learned helplessness.
  • When the zombies come, men will prefer to fight than figure out that the flight part is the path they should have taken while the women are trying to tend to the children and befriend the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, I will need to become more experienced in my emotional intelligence so that I can stay calm for the group I am trying to keep alive.
  • When the zombies come, there would be the added stress of trying to stay alive and undetected from the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, the zombies would be the stressor.
  • When the zombies come, an avoidance-avoidance conflict would be having to decide between getting eaten by zombies or having someone tell you to jump off a cliff.
  • When the zombies come, collectivism would be a necessity because survival of the group is more important than the individual.
  • When the zombies come, there will be a lot of motivation to survive and destroy zombies.
  • When the zombies come, your need for achievement needs has to be increased to because you have to be motivated to kill the zombies to survive.
  • When the zombies come, you become scared. According to opponent process theory, your happy emotion is being suppressed.
  • When the zombies come and there is one black person in a group, their drive would be to not have the black guy die first like in all the movies.
  • When the zombies come, the stress in the situation would be trying to stay alive and finding food.
  • When the zombies come in a movie and the black guy doesn't die first would change my emotion to surprised.
  • When the zombies come, and they start to eat me they probably are going to going straight for the immune system because there is a lot of meat there.
  • When the zombies come, my instinct theory would be running so they won't eat me.
  • When the zombies come, my implicit memory would be that i know that zombies are always ugly.
  • When the zombies come, collectivism and teamwork could help save the human race.

Chapter 9: Psychological Development

  • When the zombies come, you will need an Interaction of nature vs nurture to stay alive, your need for survival (nature) and your knowledge of how to use a gun from hunting as a teenager (nurture) will help you survive.
  • When the zombies come, the continuity view of developmental psychology disappears because becoming a zombie is quick, abrupt, and development is discontinued.
  • When the zombies come, you will use Assimilation to assimilate knowledge of zombies you learn from the Apocalypse to your old assumptions of zombies.
  • When the zombies come, ones generativity might kick in to protect ones family and ensure that the human race survives.
  • When the zombies come, they will not have developed theory of mind; therefore, they will feel no remorse in their quest to eat people.
  • When the zombies come, I hope they have good temperaments so they don't try to kill us with their aggression.
  • When the zombies come, they will perform rites of passage to become fully functional zombie such as eating their first large animal.
  • When the zombies come, many people many revert to Kohlberg's stage one of moral development because people will be only thinking of avoiding the zombies and keeping themselves alive.
  • When the zombies come, and one day you find out that they don't die when you shoot them in the head, you'll have to use accommodation in order to change your knowledge on how to kill zombies.
  • When the zombies come, you'd better hope you developed a good sense of object permanence because just because you can't see a zombie doesn't mean it isn't there.
  • When the zombies come and you get bit by a one and know that you'll die soon and become one of them, you'll probably experience denial first and say that it was just a scratch not a bite, as seen in step 1 of the stages of death.
  • When the zombies come and you have high centration, you probably won't be able to react quick enough when a swarm of zombies attacks you.
  • When the zombies come, you'll be able to use your mental operations to help you figure out ways to kill the zombies.
  • When the zombies come, the disease that turns people into zombies could be considered one of the many teratogens out there that could threaten the life and development of unborn babies.
  • When the zombies come, we could use imprinting to make ducks think we are their parents, then we can use this new duck army to battle the undead.
  • When the zombies come, some children could see killing their first zombie as a rites of passage.
  • When the zombies come, you and your dog might be out gathering supplies. This is a dog you have had since childhood and your only close companion. All of a sudden, a zombie appears and kills and eats your dog gruesomely while you watch. This in turn traumatizes you. Months later, you dream about it and lay awake at night completely terrified. This is a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You are permanantly effected by a traumatic event and it causes emotional and psychological problems in the future.
  • When the zombies come, one would be wise to avoid hoards of young developing zombies. If the young zombies are around you too much they might believe you are their mother through imprinting.

Chapter 10: Personality
  • When the zombies come, repression of one's memories will become a common coping method to forget the horrific deaths of friends and loved ones.
  • When the zombies come, your unconscious might move you to express fear from the traumatic memories you have of a gruesome zombie flick where the main character's parents are eaten by the undead.
  • When the zombies come, the morality imposed by your superego might prevent you from killing a loved one, even though they are one of the hungry zombies.
  • When the zombies come, you'd better hope your personality includes traits such as bravery, persistence, and steadfast courage in the face of danger and overwhelming odds but if it doesn't you'd better find a good hiding spot.
  • When the zombies come, they will fit the archetype of a post-apocalyptic world, or the image that everyone sees in the collective unconscious.
  • When the zombies come, Freud would say that the female zombie's penis envy is what causes their attraction to the males.
  • When the zombies come, your ID will kick in and you will kill them off because that is your natural instinct.
  • When the zombies come, implicit personality theory would dictate a human to perceive any zombie as a threat because of their mental stereotype of a zombie; the zombie may in fact be amiable.
  • When the zombies come, the idea of archetypes would stereotype zombies as undead humans infected by some external disease that cause them to be cannibalistic eaters.
  • When the zombies come, society would be in shambles so people would break off between collectivist and individualistic societies.
  • When the zombies come, introversion may become a common personality trait among regular humans.
  • When the zombies come, somebody with basic anxiety might find it even harder to not feel lonely and to not find the world a hostile place.
  • When the zombies come, and you watch one of your friends get eaten by a zombie, you might feel incompetent in your ability to save people and thus develop an inferiority complex.
  • When the zombies come, your thanatos will be in full gear for fear of death.
  • When the zombies come, denial will kick in while your being surrounded by a hourd of zombies.
  • When the zombies come, you will be in denial and deny that the zombie apocolypse has started.
  • When the zombies come, people in collectivist societies may try to work together against the zombie horde; whereas individualistic societies will think in terms of "every man for themselves!"
  • When the zombies come, less people will have agreeablenesss from acronym ocean because people will want to work on their own.
  • When the zombies come, repression will cause you to take your anger out on the zombies because of the strong feelings you have towards them killing people but they eat you because of your actions.
  • When the zombies come, sublimation will proudce more thanatos habits because killing zombies will be socially acceptable.
  • When the zombies come, Freud may struggle to find any repressed sexual drive causing the zombies aggression because well, zombies tend not to store any memories and if they did, noone would have been able to be mean to, or abuse a rampaging zombie who has no emotion.
  • When the zombies come, someone with an intenal locus of control will have a better chance of surviving than someone with an external locus of control because they won't have to rely on someone else to survive, instead they can survive on their own.
  • When the zombies come, your archetype for humans will change to things that want to eat you. So when you meet a nother human you might think they are evil and think they are just like the zombies, becase your archetype is a way to make assumptions about people and that assuption would be that they are a zombie.
  • When the zombies come, a person with savant syndrome may be able to calculate difficult math easily like dividing the number of bullets each individual will get during a zombie attack, but the person may extremely lack social skills and immediately crumble when face-to-face with a zombie.

Chapter 11: Testing and Intelligence

  • When the zombies come, you will rely on your Practical Intelligence to know what to do, and how to do it. Practical Intelligence is pretty much your street smarts, so it would be what keeps you alive, that and the shovel.
  • When the zombies come, you might also have to rely on your Creative intelligence to think of new ways to protect yourself or your base if you start to run out of ammo.
  • When the zombies come, you might give into Self-fulfilling prophecy because everyone says that you will never survive so you give up and let the zombies eat you.
  • When the zombies come, the way Eugenics works, in its definition of "biologically superior" and "biologically inferior", will change because society, and nature, will encourage the breeding of healthier people to outrun zombies, and more violent people to kill more zombies.
  • When the zombies come, people will think of different ways to kill them. This will result in inter-rater reliability because people who train our children how to kill zombies will fail kids because they think a bullet through the eye socket is better than a bullet through the forehead.
  • when the zombies come, many people will commite the fundamental attribution error by blaming a zombie individualy as having a bad personality (eating people) rather than taking the zombies situation into account (he's hungary)
  • When the zombies come, a kid that is 10 will not be his mental age because he will have to grow up qickly to defened agaisnt the zombies. He couldnt be like most 10 year olds and just sit at home and do nothing he would have to matrue much faster.
  • When the zombies come, confirmation bias will come into play because if you believe you will die, and someone says you will die, you will agree with that person because confirmation bias says if you believe it you will most likely agree with it.
  • When the zombies come, heritability will come into play, if you grew up in an orphanage then youll nurture will be the same, so the only thing that will help you survive is your nature..
  • When the zombies come, creative intelligence will come into play because once you've run out of bullets and guns to kill the zombies, you'll start using knives, darts, baseball bats, pencils, hedge cutters, falling piano, trap doors, etc.
  • When the zombies come, a person with Analytical intelligence won't die as fast as a person with low analytical intelligence because he will be able to look at the situation and find the correct way to kill the zombies off, perhaps by using guns, bombs, etc.
  • When the zombies come, we will be able to use Creative Intelligence to help us survive because e can creatively make new relationships with the zombies to convince them that we mean them no harm.
  • When the zombies come, giftedness will help me because it will allow me to figure out differentways to escape and stay safe from the zombie attacks.
  • When the zombies come, I would have a angry temperament because that would keep me alive, so when i am angry I would kill every zombie.
  • When the zombies, let's say people, who are not related, get trapped in the same building together for a long, long time (because zombie apocalypses last for a long time, right?) Although these people are not related, we can take a look at and compare their heritability because they have shared the same environment for such a long time.
  • When the zombies come, your Chronological age (CA) is more useful than your Mental age because the older you are the easier it is to get the resources you need to defend yourself, like guns and other fire arms. you would also be able to defend yourself better because you would be stronger and bigger than what your mental age might be.
  • When the zombies come, self-fulfilling prophecy will come into play because observations or behaviors that will come from your own expectations on zombies will help you survive.
  • When the zombies come reliability will be very important when choosing a weapon to defend yourself against the zombie apocolypse because you will want a gun that kills zombie and produces the same result every time you shoot it. For example you would want a gun that kills a zombie in one shot every time instead of a gun that may do different damage every time you shoot it.
  • When the zombies come, a person with a Phobic Disorder might have an irrational fear of being trapped into small areas. So when the zombies surround the person causing a tight space between them and the cannibals it would cause a panic attack and render the person helpless.
  • When the zombies come, a person with logical-mathematical intelligence would be able to live longer than people with musical intelligence, because they would be able to think through a life threatening situation and find a good solution.
  • When the zombies come,practical intelligence would be valued higher than, say, analytical intelligence because someone with a high practical intelligence would be understand the environment better and be more adept at dealing with zombies.
  • When the zombies come, according to Gardner's multiple intelligences theory, I will need to possess exceptional bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in order to ensure my survival because bodily-kinesthetic intelligence will allow me to coordinate my movements for successful battles or retreats.

Chapter 12 : Abnormal Psychology
  • When the zombies come, if it weren't for Hippocrates, people might think that the zombies were demons or people with spirits who needed to be driven out of the body instead of people with physical causes for the disease because he was the first to introduce this idea.
  • When the zombies come, deinstitutionalization will not be effective because everyone would be dead and deinstitutionalization relies on many different groups of people to network together to assist in the patient assimilating into everyday life, form buying groceries to discussing anxieties in group therapies to seeing cognitive-behavioral-social specialists to receiving support form close relatives and friends.
  • When the zombies come, you will most likely have to develop a type of anti-social disorder in order to remove yourself from the guilt of killing your next door neighbor with a sledgehammer.
  • When the zombies come, you could spike their food supply with large doses of Antipsychotic drugs, like those who are given to schizophrenic patients, so they would develop Tardive Dyskinesia after a long amount of time. This would make their faces look potentially less scary... or more scary, it could go either way.
  • When the zombies come, a hypochondriac would not be a happy person because they would have to become a bloody mess in order to defend themselves and kill zombies. Hypochondriasis is a somatoform disorder where one is excessively concerned about their health and disease. this means they would be too scared to fight because they might have a chance of becoming infected.
  • When the zombies come, somebody having a Manic Episode would either die really quick or kill a bunch of zombies because people that are going through a manic episode tend to take careless choices and do very risky things (like running out and killing zombies without contemplating the risk of death). Also the after math of this episode could take them into depression and even maybe causing bipolar dissorder.
  • When the zombies come, somebody with disorganized schizophrenia would fit right in with the zombies because of their disorganized speech, emotionless face, and desheveled clothing. They wouldn't be noticable because people with this type of schizophrenia are not like completely sane people and stand out in the real world because they are so odd. In a world filled with zombies, this person would seem to be just like everybody else.
  • When the zombies come, if you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may think you have tiger blood running through your vains and be made of adonis dna so you may take it to yourself to fight the zombies alone.
  • When the Zombies come those people with Antisocial personality disorders might stand a better than normal chance at surviving because of their lack of guilt which is a common feeling for average people being forced to kill zombies and possibly take from others for their own survival. People with those disorders would have no problem or qualms with doing what they have to in order to survive.
  • When the zombies come, Anxiety Disorders would become more commonplace due to the increased risks in living day to day, although your death is not likely due to the strength and size of your group as well as the weakness of the zombies. This would cause even greater problems for people who already have Anxiety over simpler things such as illness or non-zombie related injury.
  • when zombies come, they may suffer from dissociative amnesia because the probably will not remember there past life.
  • when the zombies come, an indivisual with autism would have his own strengths and weaknesses. for example: he would probably have trouble communicating with other survivors, but he would be able to do things more efficently then most, like remembering certain preserving techniques or how to get to a specif safe place, because they have great memories.
  • When the zombies come, it is highly possible that more people could develop an anxiety disorder due to the high increase of zombie related incidences.
  • When the zombies come, group therapy would not be a good way to try to cure the disease because many zombies in a room would have a higher chance of breaking out and spreading the infection.
  • When the zombies come, some seemingly normal people may begin to develop schizophrenia due to the diathesis-stress hypothesis, which states that some individuals have genetic factors that place them at a higher risk of developing the disorder if certain enviromental factors, such as the stress of possibly being eaten alive by zombies, are present to transform this potential into the actual disorder.
  • When the zombies come, having mania may help you survive because you will always be alert, on the go, and restless. Plus, you would always be happy even when you're in situations which would typically cause anxiety.

Chapter 13 : Treatment of Psychological Disorder
  • When the zombies come, those who develope a phobia for them will be unable to safely take part in exposure therapy due to the dangers of coming into close contact with zombies. Another type of treatment would have to be provided, such as a therapy group. In a therapy group the subject would see that they are not the only one who is deathly afraid of zombies. They may also find out that it is a totally rational phobia.
  • When the zombies come, someone with agoraphobia might have a panic attack due to being in a wide space crowded with zombies.
  • When the zombies come, they will walk slow due to social loafing, because as they travel in large groups, each individual zombie's sense of responsibility and initiative will be diminished by the collective feeling of success of the group: every zombie will assume another will take the lead, running fast to catch food, but every zombie will have this attitude and thus none of them will run.

Chapter 14: Social Psychology
  • When the zombies come, social facilitation may come into effect due to the instinctual need of survival for the group. Without everyone's full conscious effort, the death of the group is inevitable

  • When the zombies come, if you are fighting them alone while a group of peolpe is watching from their safe house the group of people will demonstrate diffusion of responisbility and probably not help you.

  • When the Zobies come , Diffusion of responsibility will become a huge problem because when a zombie is killing a person others will either run away or stare and watch and not help that person.
  • When the zombies come, the human race will gain a sense of mutual independence. Instead of arguing and bickering against each other, humans will join together and find a common goal to fight this new species and fight against the zombies.
  • when the zombies come, a survivor in a group might commit groupthink. an example would be one person wanting to scavenge in the mall might agree with the rest of the group when they say they want to scavenge at the grocery store.


  • When the zombies come, Violence and Aggression is the behavior that the zombies will have to cause harm to us people. The zombies intentions will be to use violence and aggression to terrorize the world.

  • When the zombies come, social norms will change or may even become irrelevent because the situation, and expected behaviors of the survivors would change.

  • When the zombies come, group polarization will occur. The groups will be plit on issues like fight or fight, find food or find water, or to accept others into their group.
  • When the zombies come, obedience may get you into trouble. If an authority figure orders you to help fight instead of hiding, you'll experience cognitive dissonance because you will want to hide but will end up fighting to obey the authority figure.
  • When the zombies come, deindividuation may occur because in order to survive singularly, people would have to survive as a group. People would do things for or as a group rather than just for themselves.
  • When the zombies come, you will embrace the idea of conformity ,especially among the survivors, because you will want to adopt their behaviors, attitudes, etc. in order to continue your existence as a human being, and to avoid becoming a zombie's lunch.
  • When the zombies come, if a loved one dies, some may scapegoat others in order to cover up the fact that they didnt save them. For example, you may blame your friend and say that they shouldve done something to save them, even though you couldve done the same.

  • When the zombies come,discrimination would most likely occure between zombies and humans, clearly because humans would think poorly of zombies due to the fact they're killing everyone.
  • When the zombies come, your group will have to decide where to travel to in order to avoid the zombies, if a majority of the group chooses to go to lets say the country side, while a minority chooses to go to the city, the asch effect will come into play and more than likely force the minority group into agreeing with the majority.