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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 caused based on the presumption that once people or events are categorized, they share all the features of others members in that category.
In Your Own Words
Stereotyping or "pigeonholing" someone or something; unintentional prejudice.
Assuming that because someone or something shares one characteristic with a group of people/things, they share all of the characteristics of that group.
Think because one person has the same quality with another group, that the person is just like all the rest of that group.
Believing that all blondes are dumb
From Mr. Wray's song: "I'm biased because I put you in a category in which you may or may not belong. Representativeness bias: don't stereotype this song."
Looking at someone who is wearing glasses and is dressed business-like or formally, then concluding that they are intelligent.
Assuming that people who wear sandals, ride a bikes everywhere, and support liberal causes are vegetarians because they hold enough of the characteristics of your concept of a "vegetarian" to belong to that group.
If you are Irish, people often stereotype you as a heavy drinker, even though they have no evidence of this and you have never even considered consuming alcohol in your life.
Due to multiple recent television programs, a representative bias has formed that people from New Jersey are unintelligent and only enjoy partying, making money, and being too tan.
Seeing someone hang out with a certain group of people and you immediately think they do what that group does.
Seeing someone doing their homework during lunch instead of eating with their friends and you think they don't have any friends.
Because someone is wearing sweatpants once, you assume that they are lazy or don't put effort into what they wear.
Judging a book by its cover.
In the movie Legally Blonde she goes to Harvard and people there don't think she is smart because of her bubbly personality.
Believing that all Asians are smart and good at math.
Mr. Wray's Cognitive Bias VideoSong:
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