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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
: People's tendency to perceive things a certain way because their previous experiences or expectations influence them is a perceptual set.
A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another.
Using past experiences to judge how to handle a situation.
People's expectations for something; this can be good or bad.
Examples of Perceptual Set...
FOX; OWL; SNAKE; TURKEY; SWAN; B_RD - A person would
that the letter that goes in the space is "i" to make the word bird, since the past examples were all animals.
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?" and they answer "fork" instead of spoon. They answer incorrectly because you have just put the idea of a fork in their mind and 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", even though 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".
When someone is able to recognize an object or figure under different conditions (such as darkness, illumination, distance) it is because of
When you use small ideas and fragments in order to create a "big picture", you are using
When you start with a "big picture" idea, or concept, and use past experiences to put meaning behind it, you are using
Crash Course on Perception:
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