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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
Zoom In Process
Stephen Kosslyn found that we can use our conscious minds to "zoom in," camera like, on the details of our mental images. We consciously manipulate our visual images in much the same way that we might manipulate physical objects in the outside world.
In Your Own Words
We have the ability to control our mental pictures and look for more details.
Creating a mental image in your mind and from that image choosing a certain area and bring it closer to your attention.
When the details you're asked to "zoom in" on are more specific, your descriptions become less accurate.
Picturing where everything is located inside of your parents car.
Thinking about a bird and then zooming in closer picking out color, shape and other details.
Thinking of your house then thinking about the color of the brick on your house.
Thinking about what your first period A day classroom looks like and being able to tell where the posters and chalkboard are in the room.
Sitting in class and trying to figure out what color your favorite stuffed animals bow is.
Thinking about your room and all of the things on your wall like posters and calenders.
When you leave home to go to school, you think about all the these in your backpack that you need for school.
When you think about the colors of the rainbow, you picture what colors are next to what colors.
TRY THIS OUT
Close your eyes and imagine a house. Think about the different details like the color, roof tiles, doorknob etc. See how much time it takes for each small detail and you will notice that
the smaller and more intricate the detail, the harder and longer it takes to recall it
This is because psychologist Kosslyn discovered that people need more time to "zoom in" on details in our imagination. Just like in the real world, we see mental images as a
rather than seeing its individual
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