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Week 2 What did I get myself into? Why Psychology? History of Psychology: Introduction to Psychology Theorist Readings in Psychology, the wild boy of Aveyron with reading analysis (formative assessment)
vocabulary Physiological Cognitive Psychology Hypothesis Theory Scientific method
Objectives Describe the range of topics that are covered in the introductory psychology course. Cite thee goals and scientific basis of psychology
Lesson Launcher A psychologist is a person who …..
Looking at Psychology It is two in the morning. Justice is engulfed in the green glare of his computer screen, one minute he is pretending he is a ruthless mafia lord masterminding a gambling empire, the next minute imagining he's and evil sorcerer or alien life form. Justice, a college student, is playing a Multiple User Dungeon (MUD) game----a fictional game modeled after Dungeons and Dragons that is played by sending online messages to other players. But as he continually logs on for hours, Justice finds himself sleeping thought classes, forgetting his homework and slipping into internet addition.
Question to write about Why do you think Justice is spending so much time on the internet when he knows his schoolwork is suffering?
Think about it Read, pause 30 seconds then talk to your partner Are you rewarding a friend???????? You have 2 friends Free and Loader. Free and Loader are always happy to go to Chipotle, paintballing, the movies, or drinks (soda that is) Free and Loader never bring any money along. You have loaned them money many times and they have failed to pay you back.
You know they can afford to pay their share and you have repeatedly told them so. They are good friends, however you keep paying their way again and again
Pause think about it Are you rewarding or reinforcing an undesirable behavior pattern? Is that what you want to do?
Behavior In December 2012 edition of PsychNews International contained the responses receive to a hypothetical situation in which someone confesses to murder in an online newsgroup. The majority of the resondents (56.4%) said they would notify the police immediately!!!!!! This unscientific survey is so different from what actually happened
When Larry F made such a confession and was later convicted how many of the 200 people called the police? Write down your group numbers
Answer 3 What explains the difference between peoples self reported reactions and the people actual reactions? (Write the answer in your journal)
Test your Intuitions Figure 1.2 Test your intuitions about behavior by answering true or false to the statements below. Stereotypes reflect cultural beliefs and almost everyone has stereotypes of one sort or another……………………………………….