This page will include examples that would demonstrate how a psychological concept would apply to using twitter.

Your instructions are to...
  1. Either complete the partial thought of "On twitter..." like the first few examples below or edit someone else's example to make it make more sense.
  2. ALWAYS USE PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS FROM PSYCHLOPEDIA in your examples. And use them in context! Justify why by using words like "Because."
  3. Link to the term that you used with the link button. At the end of the year we will take all of these mini examples and try to construct them into a whole psychological guidebook for twitter.
  4. If a term was already used once... make sure you use it in a totally different way.

  • On twitter, during a twitter fight, people use their optic nerve to observe the exchange of harsh words on their feed (from other people fighting), then tweet dumb comments about the fight because they are transporting the visual information from the eye to the brain.
  • On twitter, when composing a tweet, people mainly use the left hemisphere of the brain which includes Broca's area because Broca's area controls speech and writing.
  • On twitter, the unconditioned response for opening a scary picture would be to be afraid; however after learning, I would be expecting the scary picture, and not be afraid.
  • On twitter, Although I had not logged on in a year or so, I was able to use recognition to navigate my way around this website.
  • On Twitter, I was just about to tweet something very funny but I had a TOT Phenomenon and could not remember the name of that one guy who acted in that one movie.
  • On Twitter, football fans complain of botched plays because of hindsight bias, claiming that if they had been the quarterback, things would have gone differently. Often these same fans also suffer from self-consistency bias, claiming that they've always liked that team, and that it has nothing to do with their two recent Superbowl wins.
  • On Twitter, there is a lot of anchoring bias going on because everyone focuses on the smaller stuff like people getting there, they're, or their wrong and criticizing them for their grammar instead of focusing on the tweet itself.
  • On twitter, subtweets can be considered misattributions because many times are related to the wrong person.
  • On Twitter, someone asked why they would enter an essay competition when the reward was only a certificate. I answered that the people who entered would had to have intrinsic motivation.
  • On Twitter, Emotions tend to run high from all of the twitter fights.
  • On Twitter, users who constantly tweet and subtweet in an attempt to gain more followers have an Extrinsic motiviation to gain them. There is no physical reward for gaining followers, yet they still feel compelled to keep trying to gain more.
  • On Twitter, I kept trying to have Morgan Freeman try to follow me, after awhile I just gave up trying to get him to follow because I knew he wouldn't pay attention to my tweets. At that moment I had Learned Helplessness .