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Making an Example
Perspectives of Psychology
Sensation & Perception
States of Consciousness
Emotion & Motivation
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
: Readiness to detect a particular stimulus in a given context – as when a person who is afraid interprets an unfamiliar sound in the night as a threat.
In your own words:
A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another.
FOX; OWL; SNAKE; TURKEY; SWAN; B_RD
You tell your friend to spell the word fork, and say it 5 times. Then you ask them the question "what do you eat soup with?" They answer "Fork." They answer incorrectly because you have just put the idea of a fork in their mind and that they expect the next word they say to be fork.
Say the words silk dilk rilk tilk and then ask a friend what cows drink. Their perceptual set will cause them to say "milk" when cows really drink water.
When you're driving on the highway, you don't expect a bicyclist or a motorcyclist to cut you off because you are instead being cautious of a car cutting you off.
You see your friend in the hall who is expecting you to say "How's it going?", but instead you say "Whats up?" and your friend says "Good".
This is a perceptual set that causes you see either the Letter B or the number 13
You can see a young woman and old lady
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