• You guys do a lot of studying for tests in all of your classes. Maybe you think about psychology while doing it. Or maybe you should. Add examples about studying here.

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Click edit and complete the statement "While studying for my test...." below or edit another person's example to make it make more sense.
  2. USE PSYCHOLOGICAL VOCABULARY FROM PSYCHLOPEDIA IN YOUR PREDICTIONS.
  3. Link to the psych term that you are using to predict something by highlighting it, clicking the link button and matching it up to the right page on psychlopedia.
  4. Only use each term once... unless the example is wrong... in that case, replace it.


Chapter 3: Bio-psychology

  • While studying for my test, both sides of my brain were in use, The left hemisphere of my brain was analyzing the information that I needed to learn or memorize, while my right hemisphere was dealing with my emotions and worrying about the test.
  • While studying for my test, I used my optic tract to view my notes and my reticular formation to help me stay alert and focused on my test material.
  • While studying for my test, my hippocampus helped me learn and memorize the terms that I did not know.
  • While studying for my test, my hypothalamus made me realize I was extremely hungry.
  • While studying for my test, my medulla regulates my heart rate and breathing, so I didn't have to worry about them.
  • While studying for my test, I used my cerebral cortex to think and perceive the information.
  • While studying for my test, my cerebellum controlled my posture and movements.
  • While studying for my test, my split Corpus Collosum made it hard for the two hemispheres of my brain, they couldn't communicate with each other.
  • While studying for my test, my amygdala started acting up, and I suddenly felt very angry that I couldn't remember as much as other students.
  • While studying for my test, I was reading my book and fell down the stairs, my parasympathetic nervous system started to calmed me down so that I could continue studying.
  • While studying for my test, I treated my temporal lobe to some quiet classical music, hoping that it would block out other distractions.
  • While studying for my test, the parietal lobe would be used to store the information i need for the test.
  • While studying for my test, the frontal lobe would be active to compute the information I would be studying so I can get a good score on my test.
  • While studying for my test, I tried to engage my occipital, temporal, and frontal lobes by looking at pictures of the concepts, listening to the definitions being read aloud, and connecting terms to experiences in my life.
  • While studying for my test, an fMRI scan would show that my pons were firing because I began to fall asleep, and I think my reticular formation lost control.
  • While studying for my test, I was glad that my brain had plenty of the neurotransmitters, dopamine, because if I didn't have it, I would have lost focus and possibly have fallen into a worried fit depression.
  • While studying for my test, I realized how lucky I am to have a fully functioning spinal cord, because without it, I would be severely paralyzed since my brain would not be able to communicate to certain parts of my body.
  • While studying for my test, my amygdala began to act up because I became really scared that I wouldn't get a good grade on the test.
  • While studying for my test, my cerebellum controlled my movements while my cerebral cortex helped me take in the information.

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

  • While studying for my test, I was grateful for my photoreceptors, because without them I wouldn't be able to study since the light would just hit my retina, but not be converted into neural impulses.
  • While studying for my test, (reading the psychology book), I thought I saw an illusion , and ambiguous figures. They were really disorienting, and I seemed to have perceived them incorrectly.
  • While studying for my test, I used the Gestalt Theory as a model to group information to study.
  • While studying for my test, I can read the text book upside down because of perceptual consistency
  • While studying for my test, I use the law of similarity when taking notes in order to group together similar key words that dealt with the same topic.
  • While studying for my test, the words I read in the book that are calling attention are figures, while the white background of the paper is the ground.
  • While studying for my test, my consciousness was restricted on the material I was reviewing, because consciousness processes information serially, and it limited what I was noticing and thinking about. Later that day, my mother interrupted me to eat dinner, and my consciousness shifted from studying to eating.
  • While studying for my test, I can use my sense of smell to associate psychology terms with a scent and use the same scent to bring them back to my head on test day.
  • While studying for my test, my rods were working on overload as I tired to read in my dimly light room at night.
  • While studying for my test, the law of Pragnanz has you read the text/note the way you think you see it.
  • While studying for my test, I use my sense of sight to match words with ones I've seen before.

.Chapter 5: States of Consciousness

  • While studying for my test, my circadian rhythm reminded me that I needed to go to bed.
  • While studying for my test, I needed to stay awake and needed my reticular formation to keep me alert.
  • While studying for my test, I need to keep in mind now how late to stay up otherwise I will not get enough REM sleep which is important for retaining the information.
  • While studying for my test, I had enough sleep debt that it finally caught up with me so I dozed off.
  • While studying for the test, I hope what I read from the AP Psychology book goes to my preconscious so that I can easily recall the facts when taking my test.
  • While studying for my test, I was getting bored and started daydreaming about my plans for the weekend.
  • While studying for my test, I wouldn't want to be under the influence of cannabis because that would negatively affect my ability to study, and prevent me from retaining the information I am trying to remember for my test.
  • While studying for my test, stimulants, while being dangerous, could help me concentrate and stay alert.
  • While studying for my test, I will perform self hypnosis so i can stay focused and tell myself to study hard.
  • While studying for my test, my unconscious repressed my thoughts to fulfill my desires with my girlfriend.
  • While studying for my test, I was eating french fries but it didn't cross my absolute threshold that my brother added more salt.
  • While studying for my test, my mom said that I have narcolepsy because I fell asleep randomly.
  • While studying for my test, I tend to daydream and think about what I would like to do for my birthday.
  • While studying for my test, my Preconscious will help me remember important dates and events for my test.
  • While studying for my test, I found it hard to focus on what I was reading. I began daydreaming about me failing the test so I quickly started paying attention again.
  • While studying for my test, I get really sleepy and fall straight into REM sleep because I was sleep debt.
  • While studying for my test, REM sleep will be an easy term for me to remember because it is most relevant in my student life cycle.

Chapter 6: Learning

  • While studying for my test, my mom told me that if I get a good grade on it, I could go out with my friends. By doing so, I knew she was using the Premack principle to make me study more efficiently.
  • While studying for my test, my mouth began to water when I saw the word lemon. When I read the same thing 100 times my mouth didn't water anymore; a few months later I saw the word lemon and my mouth began to water. This was because of spontaneous recovery.
  • While studying for my test, I kept wanting to stop, so I had to keep reminding myself that my mother was using continuous reinforcement(shopping) for every time I get an A on a test.
  • While studying for my test, I used negative reinforcement and took away the distractions so I could study more effectively.
  • While studying for my test I used the Premack principle and said that once I finish studying, I could watch TV.
  • While studying for my test I experienced a horrendous case of experimental neurosis because my dad kept switching my study guides out with more difficult ones from the college level classes he was teaching; I would often have to interrupt my own studying to coax the original one out of him. By the end of the night, my behavior was completely erratic, and my dad though that it was hilarious.
  • While studying for my test, I practiced the procedures for finishing a certain type of Calculus problem, but when I actually took the test, I had to use stimulus generalizationto realize that even though the numbers on the test problem were different than the one I had practiced at home, the procedures were the same.
  • While studying for my test, I used positive reinforcement on myself by eating ice cream after I was done. I did well on the test so I celebrated my achievement as a result. (This could also be considered positive reinforcement)
  • While studying for my test, I am using opperant conditioning because its my choice if I will study or not.
  • While studying for my test, my dad kept nagging me about cleaning up my room. So I did it and then continued my review of Chapter 6, which is an example of Negative Reinforcement.
  • While studying for my test, I used an Appetitive Stimulus to reward myself with food after studying.
  • while studying for my test, my parents use negative punishment (omission training) by taking away my phone.

Chapter 7:Cognition

  • While studying for my test, I use retrieval, part of the information-processing model, to recover information I have learned and stored already.
  • While studying for a test, maintenance rehearsal is in effect because when I'm looking at flash cards I repeat that one word over and over in my head
  • While studying for my test, it would be very helpful to have an eidetic imagery because I would remember the specific words and pictures on the study guide just by looking at them.
  • While studying for my test, I should follow the levels-of-processing theory and I will most likely get a good grade.
  • While studying for my test, I use maintenance rehearsal to maintain information in my working memory.
  • While studying for my test, I use my eidetic imagery ability to retain mental images of graphs,charts,equations,and vocabulary words.
  • While studying for my test, I will make sure to use elaborative rehearsal in order to remember information by connecting it to previous lessons, instead of maintanence rehearsal. This way, the information I learn will stay in my long-term memory.
  • While studying for my test, the facts that I learn are first encoded into a format that fit my memory system. Then the facts get stored as they're encoded over time. Finally,as I take my test, I will retrieve the facts and therefore; I will do well.
  • While studying for my test, I use explicit memory to memorize terms and facts for the test.
  • While studying for a test, a person with Anterograde Amnesia would be unable to form new memories, so studying would be a waste of time.
  • While studying for a test, it would be wise to figure out retrieval cues so that studied info can be recalled easier on the day of a test.
  • While studying for my test, I could use chunking when reading books to help free up space in working memory.
  • While studying for my test, acoustic encoding is converting semantic information to sound patterns in working memory.
  • While studying for a test, I use retriveal to remember the vocabulary words we learned in class along with their definitions.
  • While studying for my test, I use declarative memory to store vocabulary and facts.
  • While studying for my test, retrograde amnesia would effect me from remembering what is on it.
  • While studying for my test, I use recognition to familiarize myself with information I've seen before and on the multiple choice questions.
  • While studying for my test, I'll use flash cards to remember words; but sometimes I can't think of the correct word, which is called TOT phenomenon, but I know that I know it.
  • While studying for my test, the serial position effect causes me to be able to remember the first and last definitions of my notes, but less memory of the terms in the middle.
  • While studying for my test, I hope Mr. Wray's priming of possible answers on the test would make their way into my memory.
  • While studying for my test, I was not able to retain information because of blocking in the form of recently breaking up with my boo.
  • While studying for my test, I forgot what vocabulary word I was on because I was listening to music and I became absent-minded.
  • While studying for my test, I made flash cards of terms so I would have to recall the meaning of them from my memory.
  • While studying for my test, I would focus on the material in the middle to avoid proactive interference and retroactive interference.
  • While studying for my test, I could use mnemonics in order to help improve my memory.
  • While studying for my test, I could use consolidation to change short-term memories that were learned in class, to long-term memories that are retrievable on the test.
  • While studying for my test, my semantic memory would allow me to store concepts and meanings of words.
  • While studying for my test, one of the seven sins of memory - persistence- would not stop bothering me. I kept on having memories of something I didn't want to, and it was effecting my studying.
  • While studying for my test, I rely on a concept hierarchyof chapter 7 to help me narrow the topics I should spend time reviewing.
  • While studying for my test, I am hoping to remember artificial concepts, not just my previous knowledge of natural concepts.
  • While studying for my test, I look at examples of concepts, not just there definition because the example means more to me and therefore I will remember it better. This is an example of Levels of Processing.
  • While studying for my test, I look at flashcards over and over again because the more I retrieve and encode information, the more it will be stored and the better I will remember it.
  • While studying for my test, I couldn't remember what I had just studied because the memory of what my friend told me earlier interfered with that. That is called persistence.
  • While studying for my test, retroactive interference is always a problem, the more new things I learn the more old things I forget.
  • While studying for my math test, I know I will have to memorize formulas and be able to recall them. When I recall those formulas, I am using algorithms to help me solve the problem at hand.
  • While studying for my test, I have to broaden my mental set in order to see all possible solutions for the upcoming questions.
  • While studying for my math test, heuristics tell me that using a formula may not give me the right answer but put me in the right direction. In order to get the right answer I would need to use the formula properly.
  • While studying for my test, someone with a high aptitude has a better chance to do well on the test without to have absorbed more information just from class, verses a student with a lower aptitude who absorbs less and needs to study more to gain the same amount of info.
  • While studying for my test, I used the whole method to make the material meaningful to me, so I would remember it better.
  • While studying for my test, I used overlearning to reinforce the material I learned (even though I felt like I knew everything already), and minimized interference.
  • while studying for my test, I am more likely to study the way I always do because of my functional fixedness.
  • While studying for my test, I should use distributed learning and learn things in chunks frequently instead of trying to cram everything in at once the night before the test.
  • While studying for a test, I could use maintenance rehearsal to remember a definition to a word by repeating it over and over again to myself.
  • While studying for my test, I committed expectancy bias by thinking I would fail tomorrow's test and then actually failing it the next day.
  • While studying for my test, proactive interference wouldn't allow me to learn new information, because the old information was still stuck in my head.
  • While studying for my test, I will use maintenance rehearsal by using flashcards to help me study.
  • While studying for my test, I will experience retrograde amnesia because I wont be able to remember the stuff that I learned before.
  • While studying for my test, I often get Absent-Mindedness and have no clue what I have just read once I reach to bottom of a page or paragraph.

    Chapter 8:Emotion and Motivation

  • While studying for my test, instant gratification would lead me to play video games before I study.
  • While studying for my test, I need the motive of passing and the reward of a good grade to keep myself on track.
  • While studying for my test, I overreact with a fight-or-flight response which is completely unnecessary as studying can not physically hurt me.
  • While studying for my test, the extrinsic motivation would be the good grade you receive from studying.
  • While studying for my test, a motive would be thoroughly studying in order to be a good student and get good grades in the class you're studying for.
  • While studying for my test, I think of a approach-avoidance because I will get a good grade but I'll also lose sleep.
  • While studying for my test, I had to stop and eat because I had a drive to fulfill my need of hunger.
  • While studying for my test, I used my knowledge of overjustification to study hard because I know that if I pass this test my parents will give me $80.
  • While studying for my test, I was glad I didn't come across General Adaptation Syndrome because it wasn't a chronic stressor.
  • While studying for my test, I realize that it's an approach-approach conflict because I am forced to choose between good grades and sleep.
  • While studying for my test, intrinsic motivation to be successful motivates me to study hard.
  • While studying for my test, I experienced learned helplessness because I realized no matter how hard i studied I still would not be able to understand this material.
  • While studying for my test, I may experience learned helplessness because after doing bad on some test I feel like giving up.
  • While studying for my test, my immune system may be weaker than normal from all of the stress of the studying for exams.
  • While studying for my test, I may enter the stage of exhaustion from studying for all of my exams.
  • While studying for my test, I may experience acute stress because the period of time I would be studying had a specific start/ end time.
  • While studying for my test, a avoidence-avoidence could be I am watching television and on twitter at the same time.
  • While studying for my test, chronic stress kept absorbing inside my brain cause I was worried about my sick grandfather, my grades, and my sister at the same time.

Chapter 10: Personality

  • While studying for my test, being an introvert, I may have had an easier time studying than an extrovert. An introvert would be able to study well independently, but an extrovert may try to study with friends, which can often times prove to be distracting.
  • While studying for my test, basic anxiety occurred when I kept checking if my teachers emailed me or when I kept worrying about if a certain topic was gonna be on the test.
  • While studying for my test, I prefer study by myself because i learn better and i am more satisfied because I am an introvert.

Chapter 11: Testing and Intelligence

  • While studying for my physics test, I must remember not to assume that the exam does not have face validity because I scan the test and see an abundance of Greek symbols. I have to assess the questions to determine that they do in fact have content validity because they test concepts we learned in class that happen to be denoted by Greek symbols rather than English.
  • While studying I will keep a positive attitude because this would create a self-fufilling prophecy that I will make do better on my test.
  • While studying for my vocabulary test I will use crystallized intelligence because I learn the word and its meaning (storing the information), and then later I repeat the word and its meaning from memory (retrieving the information).
  • While studying for my test, I can keep in mind that the test I'm studying for has criterion validity because I will work towards the measurable goal of an A on it.
  • While studying for my test, I remember that while being examined I can use Item Analysis to see how each question is related to the objective I was taught, and also related back to the review sheets we recieved to study.
  • While studying for my test, I kept saying I was going to fail my test for AP Pysh. My self-fulfilling prophecy of me failing the test, led me to fail because I kept jinxing and telling myself that it would happen which caused it to happen in reality.
  • While studying for my pre-calc test i only look at my notes because I know my teacher would only put questions that has content validity about inverses.
  • While Studying,for a test, make sure that the test is an objective test instead of a subjective test because objective test are easily scored and subjective test require open-ended answers.
  • While studying for my test I didn't realize that I would need to use any practical intelligence for the test because i didnt know that there would be real world examples on the test so I only memorized the equations and formulas.
Chapter 12: Abnormal Psychology
  • While studying for my test, I will do a lot of stress relieving activities and breaks so I feel major depression set in when I have trouble understanding the material so I won’t suffer from lack of energy.

Chapter 13: Testing of Physicological Disorders
  • While studying for my test, it would be a struggle to have Obsessive-Complusive Disorder, becauseI would become fixated on certain things (obsession), and have to act on my particular desiers (compulsion), causing me to study at a slower rate, and have many distractions.