Is Attention a Limited Resource?

Is attention a limited resource? Explain why or why not. Your initial response is due by Day 4. Attention is a limited resource, as far as awareness is concerned; however, the processing of physical characteristics and even some processing of semantics takes place all of the time below the level of awareness (Willingham, 2007). So,... Continue Reading →

What Is Motivation?

Question: What is motivation? Does perception affect motivation? Why or why not? What are the major sources of motivation? What is motivation? Does perception affect motivation? Why or why not? What is the relationship between motivation and behavior? How is motivation demonstrated by behavior? Response: Motivation, as seen as a determinate of behavior, is the... Continue Reading →

Vision, Senses, and Motor Control Worksheet

Using the text for this course, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 250 words in length. 1. What role does experience play in object recognition and visual perception? Be sure to include a specific example from your experience. I would... 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 →

The Physical Brain and the Incorporeal Mind

Where nature and nurture intersect to create human behavior is as evasive a locality as where the physical brain and metaphysical consciousness intersect to create human thought, if such an intersection exists at all. The discussion of just such an intersection has occupied much of philosophy past, psychology past, and present, and anticipates the biopsychology... Continue Reading →

Sensation, Perception, and Attention

Sensation and perception are very active processes. A sensation is an act of translation, converting external stimuli into an internal version or representation (Kowalski & Westen, 2005). People also orient themselves to stimuli to capture sights, sounds and smells that are relevant to them. Like sensation, perception is an active process: It organizes and interprets sensations.... Continue Reading →

Psychology as a Scientific Discipline

How does psychology as a scientific discipline differ from the casual observations we make about the world in everyday life? What are the similarities? Psychology, as a scientific discipline, is built upon testable, empirical data which has been obtained through the use of the scientific method. Now, of course, this does not apply to all... Continue Reading →

Bio-psychology and Its Theoretical Framework

Post your response to the following: In your own words, describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework. The theoretical framework for biopsychology reads like a laundry list of psychological theories; genetics, experience, perceptions. These three sound eerily like the psychodynamic theory, the behaviorist tradition, and social-cognitive theory. Add to that physiology and biopsychology seems to encompass... Continue Reading →

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