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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
The smallest amount by which a stimulus can be changed and the difference be detected half the time. The stimulus can only be detected half the time.
In Your Own Words
When something is changed, it is the
of change needed before you can
tell the difference.
When something has
to the point where you can sense even the
amount of stimuli
needed to notice a difference.
Difference threshold is the exact same thing as
Your sister is in another room and asks you to turn the volume down. You turn it down as little as possible, and she may not hear a difference...If you hear a change, then it exceeds your own difference threshold, but not her's.
A light is at its maximum brightness and you dim it slightly, hardly anyone notices. The change is too subtle to cross their difference threshold.
You are tasting a dish, and you add salt. The point where you notice a difference in taste is your difference threshold.
You are playing a song on the piano and you change one note and you can tell that you did.
You are making your own perfume and you add one little ingredient that makes it smell slightly sweeter.
Everyday you made the exact same fruit smoothie for your friend. One day you add a single vegetable (a carrot) into the fruit smoothie, you changed the ingredients. If your friend doesn't notice the difference, it does
cross her difference threshold. If she noticed the difference it
cross her difference threshold. If you wanted to find the JND you would keep adding more amounts of carrot until she notices.
When your cell phones brightness is all the way dim and you slightly turn the brightness up, the point when you can just see your screen/ screens light, that would be crossing your difference threshold.
JND is the
as difference threshold.
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