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  • Posted REM sleep: CON DS make-up to Psy 1001 section 16 & 17 Spring 2012
    I'm very interested in the importance of REM sleep and what kind of effect it has on the body when it's restricted. Rats restricted of REM sleep seem to die within a few weeks, which would point towards it...
  • Commented on Operant Conditioning to Make My Future Students Successful
    i really hope you're able to figure out a good way to teach high schoolers math. it's probably one of the harder jobs out there, and i'd personally not have the patience for it. thinking about ways you could help...
  • Commented on What I will remember about Psych
    the brain is a very powerful thing. it can help you remember useful things, but it can also help you remember things that aren't quite useful. for instance, don't believe everything you read even if it seems to fit. i...
  • Commented on What i Will remember in 5 years
    prosocial behavior is a great thing. it helps us all remember that, like you said, we are all in this together, so we might as well be courteous to each other. for all the times you go out of your...
  • Commented on What I will remember not to forget
    i agree that the focus on scientific method has really helped many students including myself look at the world with a more critical eye. in the long run it's a really good thing that we have all acquired this skill,...
  • Commented on The Importance of Understanding Personality
    the only problem i can see with using psychology to try to define someone new you are talking to is the fact that people tend to hide parts of who they are. if one was to prematurely define who someone...
  • Commented on Altruism: Inherent or Learned?
    i like to think of altruism as a joint effort. one isn't altruistic because they help someone else, but rather because they help someone else they're being altruistic. as an example, let's say you and a friend go bowling. you...
  • Commented on The Powers of Persuasion
    i think the use of guilt is never a good idea when it comes to getting what you want. i feel this way because if you're feeding off of someone's guilt to get what you want, you've put them in...
  • Commented on Social Facilitation
    hah, social facilitation. reminds me of the time i spent in Korea with my uncle. he had very high expectations for me that i knew i had to meet or otherwise there would be very uncomfortable consequences. therefore, i worked...
  • Commented on I Need to Belong
    in the end, the most important thing one can do is be happy. if one spends all their time focusing on academics, then the need to fulfill social obligations will not be met. it's all about learning how to balance...
  • Commented on Pro-Anorexia as a Dieting Method
    i think what can generally be said is anorexia, just like many other thing in life, can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing. it really all depends on what one wants in their life. as a...
  • Commented on otnemeM
    it would be interesting to meet someone with anterograde amnesia. when i was in seventh grade, i had a friend on my traveling basketball team that hit his head during a game. it turned out he had a concussion, because...
  • Commented on Double Trouble
    i speak a little japanese, korean, and i'm currently taking chinese. what i've come to learn about understanding another language is it can not only help you around a country, but it can also help you understand how one thinks...
  • Commented on "language" is not "literature"
    you brought up some interesting points about language. for instance, when you mentioned that your thinking was based on chinese literature, i realized that you're probably right that thinking is influenced by what we read. i also agree that literature...
  • Commented on When do we actually become aware of our conscious?
    when i think about how a baby isn't conscious of who it is, i'm not too surprised. think about what a baby has to work off of. number one, an incomplete brain with synapses that have not been utilized yet....
  • Commented on Budweiser Advertisement Analysis
    however you decide to label an advertisement as brainwashing, in the end it has to appeal to it's directed consumers. in other words, one could say that the commercials are trying to condition us. but, perhaps it's simpler than that....
  • Commented on Chapter 4: Extrasensory Perception
    ESP... i've never been a believer in it's validity, but that isn't surprising since it's a lot easier to see how scientifically invalid it is than to believe in it's usefulness. the main thing that deters me from believing ESP...
  • Commented on Chapter 9 - The Flynn Effect
    when i hear of the flynn effect, i'm not surprised that there's a correlation between iq and decades passed. education has only become more and more generalized (and in my opinion better overall) and because of that people are generally...
  • Commented on Blog #1 Psychological Disorders- Have We Really Come All That Far?
    you're right that those with disabilities--both physical and mental--have a harder time becoming accepted as valid in society, but how many people who don't have disabilities are? you brought up cliques in high school, and that right there leads me...
  • Commented on chapter 5
    i have had instances where i dreamed lucidly, but in general i do not think i have had much control over the directions my dreams take. usually i'm just put into a scenario relevant to my every day life, with...
  • Commented on Blog #1- Chapter 11
    body language is probably a lot more prominent in every day life than most of us know, mostly because most of us probably don't take notice of a lot of the gestures we make. i also see body language as...
  • Commented on Nature Vs. Nurture: A New Light/ Are you a supertaster?
    epigenetics is a very interesting new idea, and i'm glad it's finally come around. perhaps introduction psychology classes can finally stop talking about which is more important! that would add about a week of class that professors could use for...
  • Commented on Kitty or Tiger?
    chinese psychology--and eastern psychology in general--should be seen as totally different from western psychology. it's like you said that china has a much more collective society, and because of that children are expected to meet certain requirements without fail, such...
  • Commented on Mentalists - The Masters of Memory, Sensory, and Perception
    for the most part i see something like photographic memory to be a good thing; it's something i wish i had. however, i'm not sure if photographic memory is necessarily a good thing. perhaps someone with photographic memory can occasionally...
  • Commented on Way to Happiness
    positive psychology is important. if it isn't important in some ways, it has to be in others. it can help people with negative outlooks on life become more positive, among other things. however, i do not think this is a...
  • Commented on Nature vs Nurture in a social setting. Oh and some visual illusions.
    musical taste is something that isn't very determined by genetics as far as i'm concerned, but rather by what kind of music you're continuously exposed to. if people you value listen to that music as well, it's easier to try...
  • Commented on University of Minnesota
    wow, sounds like you learned a lot this year in psych! you bring up a lot of interesting points. the university IS full of people with all kinds of ideas, which is what makes it a good place for academics...
  • Commented on Social Loafing
    sounds like you have some pent up anger haha :P think of it this way. those two girls who are socially loafing are not going to know shit about what the presentation was about. in fact, they probably don't know...
  • Commented on Somatic Marker Theory
    i've actually thought about initial emotional reactions effecting how one decides to act on something in the past, and it does amaze me. this is why whenever i am dealing with something particularly complicated--in the emotional complexity and the complexity...
  • Commented on Make-up Sensation and Perception/Research methods-Tupac hologram
    when i first saw how realistic the tupac hologram was, i was astonished. i had no idea that technology was capable of pulling off such a feat just yet. i must say after reading your explanation on how it works,...
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