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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
: A stimulus that is so high above the absolute threshold, it induces pain.
The intensity of the
is so high above the
that it causes the person pain.
The intensity of the stimulus is high enough that the sensory receptors and
may be damaged.
Examples of Terminal Threshold
You're at your first heavy metal concert and you are right under the speakers. The music is so loud that your ears hurt.
You accidentally touch a stove that is on. The stove is really hot so you burn your hand.
You walk past a really nasty dumpster. The smell is so awful that it burns the insides of your nose and makes your eyes water.
You're 8 years old and you're with your friends and Jimmy decides to hold a sun staring contest. You won, but the consequence is that you're blind because the sun is so bright and damaged your vision. Thanks Jimmy, you're a real pal!
This is Jimmy and all your friends laughing at you because you were dumb enough to stare at the sun for 10 minutes.
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