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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 faulty heuristic strategy that estimates probabilities based on information that can be recalled (made available) from personal experience.
In Your Own Words
Overestimating the probabilities of events associated with memorable or vivid occurrences.
Predicting the likelihood of an event based on how easily an example can be brought to mind.
Basing your opinion off of what easily comes to mind from your long term memory instead of looking at all the options.
Opinions based on previous personal experience instead of looking over everything.
An action that isn't frequent but feels like it is.
A person who watches a lot of violent movies may be more likely to worry about crimes, because they can easily recall examples of violent crime.
From Mr. Wray's song: "I'm biased toward the first example that comes to mind. Availability bias: the first thing that comes to mind."
If someone were to ask you if it is easier to think of words that begin with the letter S or words with S in the third position of the word, you would think of words that begin with S because they are "more available" from long-term memory.
"Well it worked that one time and I can't think of a time when SparkNotes failed me!" but really you can only think of the time you got 100% on an assignment after using SparkNotes.
Every time you're on a plane, you're afraid of there being an accident. Even though plane accidents happen rarely, you just watch a lot of news and movies that have to do with plane crashes.
Get afraid every time you drive because a relative had been hurt in car crash earlier in your life.
When Mr. Cizek asks for a definition and example of imprinting on an LRQ, a girl might immediately start writing about
because they've read the books/seen the movies, and that was the first example they thought of.
After seeing a roller coaster breakdown, you refuse to go on that ride even though it was fixed.
after your late to work , your boss wants to talk to you , you automatically think your gonna get fired
If someone asks you if you like country music and the first country song you think of is terrible so you say no--even if you enjoy some others.
Being scared to go in the ocean after recently watching Jaws
Mr. Wray's Cognitive Bias VideoSong:
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