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  • Posted What i will remember from this class to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    What will I remember from this class in the future five years? I can't say, because I don't know. From this class, which I learned most is the way of thinking. Since the first chapter, all of the chapters that book are teaching is about the scientific thinking and research and findings based of the scientific method of thinking. Looking back from the start, psychology is all about the study of mind, behavior and the way we see things. Everything that I learned in this class about human being, such as, the cognitive study, the personality study, the emotion study, the twins study..... However, from all of those, what leaves me with most impressive memories is the scientific way of thinking. Scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. Evidence speaks louder than words, and ruling out the confirmation is the thing you should never forget, etc. Those are not only the way of doing researches and studies, and also the way should be applied into my future life and work. There are so many distractions in this world. See thing as they are, not you want them to be. It's a simple rule. However, applying it to the real world and real life could make the life much easier and better. And also learning something about how human brain works can always somehow gives you a advantage in the future....
  • Posted Do we really need the standardized tests? to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    Tests? Exams? We don't like them and We bugging about them all the time. And indeed, we are using them in our everyday life. Then there comes the confusion question: do we really need it? Is it really working or is it time to change to another more efficient system? Of course, for everything in this world, there are pros and cons. So is the standardized testing system. In order to understand better what pros and cons it brings to us, we should ask ourselves a easy question first : what is exactly is the standardized testing? Looking into our Lilienfeld text book, I find this: A standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner. And then searching on the web, I find something more interesting about how exactly those so called "standard" are categorized. There are basically two ways of categorizing the standardized tests. First one is looking into high-stakes and low-stakes of the testing. In a high-stakes environment, test results are used to make important decisions about students, teachers, or schools. However, in a low-stakes environment, the effects of test results are less far-reaching, sometimes effects nothing beyond a student's grade in a particular subject, such as an AP test. Another way to categorize the standardized test is by the reference of the test can make. Now by the definition of the standardized test, we know that the purpose of the test is to make reference of person's ability and mostly can reflect a certain angle of a person's personal life. But, is it really working? Of course it does. That's why those test are designed for, it has to work in some degree. However, how much of degree is exactly working on a particular person? We don't know and nobody does. We only know a rough number refer to a group, which is reference of the statistical study of the small random sample they took. For example, the SATI score is with a .48 correlation with the freshman GPA, and a .76 of the college make the right decision to select the student. It is not exactly science. It is just a prediction and which is also the way left for people to arguing about how unfair and defected the standardized testing is. I looked up on the internet and find basically the arguments that people made about the standarized test are the following: Cons: • The test questions reveal bias toward a middle-class white background. • Because test items differ with different administrations of the test, different test scores may not show differences between students. • The tests do not reveal current understandings of how students learn. • The multiple-choice format is inadequate for giving instructive information about the student as a whole. • The conclusions one can draw from authentic assessment and observation of student work and the student as her or she learns is more valuable than standardized test scores. • Concerns with high-stakes testing results...
  • Posted How to detect lies? to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    Everybody lies. Is it right or wrong? Or is it really matter? It not about the lie itself, but what behind those lies are what people find fancy about. Since the beginning of time, everybody lies. Then, in order to be more successful in everyday personal life and social life, knowing things about lies becoming really important and useful. It is impossible to catch a liar every time, but there are numerous methods to increase the chance of doing it. Based on the statistical data research, normal person make average about 3 lies in every 10 minutes talking. However, good news, according to our Lilienfeld-textbook: the signs of lying are universal, which means if we know those signs, then we can tell most of the lies other people make. Then here comes the question: where do we suppose to pick up the cues of someone lying? Answer: social cues, since we talking and interacting with other people, we lie to them as well. There are usually 4 most obvious types of the cues we can look into: eye patterns, patterns of speech, body language, and emotional gesture. Eye Patterns: People usually look up to their right while they are lying and do not willing to maintain eye contact. Pattern of Speech: A liar will use your words to make answer a question. A statement with a contraction is more likely to be truthful. Avoiding making direct statements. Words may be garbled and spoken softly, and syntax and grammar may be off. The use of distancing language. Body Language: Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space. Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand. emotional gesture A guilty person will gets defensive. Everybody lies. We can't change that. However, knowing how to detect a lie and how to making a good lie can make life much better and easier. Video:http://thelifechic.com/2011/05/how-to-detect-lies/ Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie http://thelifechic.com/2011/05/how-to-detect-lies/...
  • Posted How to detect lies? to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    Everybody lies. Is it right or wrong? Or is it really matter? It not about the lie itself, but what behind those lies are what people find fancy about. Since the beginning of time, everybody lies. Then, in order to be more successful in everyday personal life and social life, knowing things about lies becoming really important and useful. It is impossible to catch a liar every time, but there are numerous methods to increase the chance of doing it. Based on the statistical data research, normal person make average about 3 lies in every 10 minutes talking. However, good news, according to our Lilienfeld-textbook: the signs of lying are universal, which means if we know those signs, then we can tell most of the lies other people make. Then here comes the question: where do we suppose to pick up the cues of someone lying? Answer: social cues, since we talking and interacting with other people, we lie to them as well. There are usually 4 most obvious types of the cues we can look into: eye patterns, patterns of speech, body language, and emotional gesture. Eye Patterns: People usually look up to their right while they are lying and do not willing to maintain eye contact. Pattern of Speech: A liar will use your words to make answer a question. A statement with a contraction is more likely to be truthful. Avoiding making direct statements. Words may be garbled and spoken softly, and syntax and grammar may be off. The use of distancing language. Body Language: Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space. Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand. emotional gesture A guilty person will gets defensive. Everybody lies. We can't change that. However, knowing how to detect a lie and how to making a good lie can make life much better and easier. Video:http://thelifechic.com/2011/05/how-to-detect-lies/ Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie http://thelifechic.com/2011/05/how-to-detect-lies/...
  • Posted Sensory Memory to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    Sensory memory is the brief storage of perceptual information before it is passed to short-term memory. Sensory memory is first one of the 3-stage- memory-systems. The other two are short term memory and long term memory. The sensory memory is the raw perception of the outside world. It perceives the world totally based on the biological senses, without subjective effect from the person's mind. Humans have five main senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Sensory memory allows individuals to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimulus has ceased. It is considered to be outside of cognitive control and is instead an automatic response. The information, which is raw data and provides a snapshot of a person's overall sensory experience, is represented totally in the sensory memory. There are 3 types of the sensory memory: iconic memory, echoic memory and haptic memory. The formation of the visual perception (aka sight) of the visual sense is the iconic memory. The hearing is represented by the echoic memory. The touch sense and over body detect sensations are represented by the haptic memory. And I think it is reasonable to assume the different psychological sense has a special memory sense. The sensory memory is different the short memory and long term memory, which is not with any other cognitive functions, such as comparison of information, and logical thinking, etc. In real life, the sensory is with us all the time, it is a gateway that allows the information to flow in mind. With the sensory we perceive the world with what it is, then transfer it to short term memory and to long term memory, which complete as what we think is our own mind. And that is the reason why the sensory is the most basic system of the memory system and yet the most complicated and important system in our human species....
  • Posted Consciousness to Psych 1001 Section 010 and 011 Fall 2011
    Consciousness is the awareness of our selves being exist, which is our subjective experience of the world and ourselves. But the important question is what is consciousness exactly? Is it fire power of the neurons? Is it the reaction of the chemicals? Or is it god? We can't measure the consciousness , but we can tell our existence by feeling and react with the world around us. The feedback from the outside world is the reflection of our consciousness. But What is exactly is it? We are nothing but trillions of atoms piled up items in this world, which is no difference than a rock. However, it is consciousness makes us feel our existence and feel our value. But that value is nothing and that existence is nothing. Because those are just different chemicals react with each other in our brain. And the sequence and patterns of those reactions is our awareness and our consciousness. Maybe that 's the reason why when we compare to each other we think we are so much powerful and yet when looking into the real world just feel so small and powerless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyKDHIFXeVA...
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