Visual Ambiguity Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The visual system operates on a set of assumptions or visual cues from the environment that help bring meaning and organization to the images that we perceive visually. In order to better understand the ambiguity between the physical object in the environment and the visual representation of the object in our brain,... Continue Reading →

Problem Solving and Decision Making Presentation

Slide 1 Notes Problem Solving and Decision Making—Authored by Coy Stoker for PSY360 Cognitive Psychology while attending the University of Phoenix. Slide 2 Notes The personal, psychological representation of problem solving and decision making is mediated by several mental constructs, least of which the logic of Western thought as formulated by Aristotelian syllogistic thought (Syllogism,... Continue Reading →

Motivation Theories Presentation

Slide 3 Notes The motivation of behavior is a complex internal disposition predicated on biological and environmental factors, mediated by choice (Deckers, 2005). Incentives and motives exist in both our internal and external environment, and act to inform our motivations. What is more, incentives comprise an interactive duality of anticipated rewards and inhibition of aversive... Continue Reading →

Learning and Memory Presentation

Slide 3 Notes Learning and memory are deeply connected. There can be no learning without memory (Wickens, 2005). Memory is derived exclusively from learning experiences. Without learning and memory we would be mentally and psychologically dead. The brain is able to acquire complex, new information and store the memory within its vast arrays of neurons.... Continue Reading →

Hypothesis Testing Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The research topic that will be addressed is of a hypothetical nature and therefore the data is also largely hypothetical. With that in mind, the comparison distribution is a distribution of means of the 44 pre-k classes in a particular school district. For the past year the school district has kept records... Continue Reading →

Biological and Cognitive Psychology Presentation

Slide 1 Notes This presentation is concerned with the development of the cognitive movement within psychology and its apparent precursors and predications. The biological view of psychology is considered only as an obvious, concurrent development within the framework of cognitive psychology. Many of the advances in the understanding of the biological mechanisms of cognition had... Continue Reading →

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Slide 2 Notes Glycolysis is only one segment of cellular respiration (Pruitt, Underwood, 2005). Glycolysis is the most primitive of the types of cellular respiration. Glycolysis does not required oxygen so it is called anaerobic. There are four major steps in glycolysis. The process begins with a molecule of glucose. The glucose molecule is exposed... Continue Reading →

Sexual Orientation and Identity Presentation

Slide 2 Notes There are three basic types of sexual orientation in the human population, which are heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. Heterosexual is the term reserved for those who are attracted to the opposite sex, and homosexual refers to those who are attracted to their own sex. Bisexual is, of course, those who are sexually... Continue Reading →

Brain Studies Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The human race has come a long way in our understanding of the brain since the time of lobotomies and blood-letting.  We can now use computers to digitally capture a picture of the brain or we can experiment with animals in various ways to better understand our own brain functions. Furthermore, there... Continue Reading →

Personality Theory Presentation

Slide 1 Behaviorism and social-learning theory both seek to describe human behavior in the context of social learning and culture. These viewpoints exclude any affect genetic information plays in behavior, but rather only consider observable behavior shaped by our environment. Slide 2 In order to put things in perspective it is important to understand that... Continue Reading →

Personal Topics Presentation

Slide 2 Notes I really have learned a lot about myself and how I interact with others during this class. Some of the topics that have been covered have reinforced previously held beliefs, and some have even altered my perception. For instance, I have always held the belief that well-being should always supersede being well-off.... Continue Reading →

Pursuing Happiness Presentation

Slide 1 Notes According to current research (Bolt, 2004) a number of recommendations can be implemented in our lives in order to bring about increased happiness. Well-being vs. Well-off addresses the divide between economic gain and emotional gain. Next, Discovering Flow explains that happiness can be increased through mindful challenge rather than mindless achievement. Lastly,... Continue Reading →

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