What would you like to learn from psychology?


What would you like to learn from psychology? (Ch. 1A)


1. What do you think PSYC1001R can do for you? (Ch. 0A)
2. Which of the Chapters do you think you will be most and least interested in? Why? (Ch. 0B)
3. What would you like to learn from psychology? (Ch. 1A)
4. Do you believe your abilities are “fluid” or “fixed”? (Ch. 1B)
5. What do you think the “phi phenomenon” teaches us about ourselves? (Ch. 1C)
6. Of the 5 “schools of thought” we discussed in Module 01-D, which appeals to you the most? Why? (Ch. 1D)
7. Why is the scientific method sometimes described as “trial and error”? (Ch. 2B)
8. What is your personal “operational definition” of success in this course? (Ch. 2D)
9. What do you think is a really important psychological research question and which of the 4 general methods we discussed do you think would be best to answer it?
(Ch. 2E)
10. Of the 3 measures of central tendency we discussed, which one do you think should be used by governments when they describe unemployment statistics? Explain. (Ch.
11. If I told you there was a significant negative correlation of -.90 between age and final grade in this course you would laugh in my face. Why? (Ch. 2G)
12. If I said I was interested in the population of all people taking this course, is there any instance in which you would not be a good potential part of a sample
from that population? (Ch. 2H)
13. Can you give me an example (include the URL) of some information you found on the internet that is absolutely untrue? (Ch. 2I)
14. An evil neuroscientist has you tied up and is about to lesion a part of your brain but is giving you the choice; lose your Wernicke’s area or your Broca’s area.
What do you choose and why? (Ch. 3A)
15. What were the circumstances the last time your sympathetic nervous system kicked in? (Ch. 3D)
16. Explain why we have such a huge numerical difference between our 100 billion neurons but 100 trilliion synapses. (Ch. 3F)
17. Why is the concept of epigenetics so fascinating? (Ch. 3H)
18. Provide me with an example of a False Alarm you have experienced. (Ch. 4B)
19. If you suffered damage to Broca’s area of the brain, what effect would that have on your performance on the Stroop phenomenon? (Ch. 4D)
20. Of the sensory systems we have discussed, which one would you least like to have removed? Explain. (Ch. 4G)
21. Is there a difference in your overall efficiency after spring versus fall Daylight Savings time change? (Ch. 5B)
22. Analyze one of your recent dreams from a Freudian perspective. (Ch. 5C)
23. Do you have one of the sleep disorders we discussed? What are its effects on you? (Ch. 5D)
24. If you practice one of the conscious-altering techniques we discussed, what does it do for you? (Ch. 5E)
25. How have you been classically conditioned? What are the learning elements? (US, US, CS, and CR) (Ch. 6B)
26. Give an example of some problem that might be treated with virtual reality therapy. (Ch. 6E)
27. Can you provide me with an example of your own observational learning? (Ch. 6F)
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28. How might you use the concept of schema to help you remember things? (Ch. 7C)
29. Based on our discussion of Williams’ research on sexual abuse victims, do you think the victims simply “forgot” the incidents? (Ch. 7E)
30. What do you think would be the best 3 things you could do to remember the content of this course? (Ch. 7G)
31. If instead of a computer revolution in the 1950’s to 1990’s, there had been a steam locomotive train revolution instead, what might psychology look like today?
(Ch. 8A)
32. Do you ever think without language? (Ch. 8B)
33. Do you think that animals and humans will ever share a common language? Why? (Ch. 8E)
34. Are you expert at something? What is it? How long did it take to develop? (Ch. 8F)
35. Have you solved a problem recently by overcoming one of the barriers we talked about? (Ch. 8F)
36. Identify one of the different kinds of errors we discussed and provide me with an example of a “bad” decision you made with it. (Ch. 8H)


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