Tag: cognitivepsych

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

It is important that you are able to read peer reviewed research and understand knowledge contained within. Research can be intimidating because of all the big words, data; tables and other obfuscating details. However this activity is designed to make you a psychology detective, get […]

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

Understanding Bias: Applying knowledge

You and a partner will choose 1 of the established biases below. Detailed descriptions of each can be found on the amazing website of the DECISION LAB think tank; an organization with the aim of using behavioural science to make things better Step 1: Chose […]

Buddhist Brains: Understanding  cognition’s affect on physiology

Buddhist Brains: Understanding cognition’s affect on physiology

Read the article below summarizing the work of Dr. Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin (GO BADGERS!!!!!) http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/07/dalai-lama-neuroscience-compassion/397706/ You can see a published summary of Davidson’s studies here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2944261/ After reading the above, consider the following:  How does Davidson’s statement, “The best way to […]

Cognitive Psych Jeopardy!

Cognitive Psych Jeopardy!

Jeopardy Game for Cognitive Psych Review linked below: Cognitive Jeopardy

How Does Emotion Affect Cognition?

How Does Emotion Affect Cognition?

Flash Bulb Memories: One of the effects of emotion on cognition that we’ll study is the phenomena of “Flash Bulb Memories” The idea was first put forth by Brown and Kulik in 1977.   Download the PDF below to better understand Flash Bulb Memories and […]

Understanding Socio Cultural Impacts on Cognition

Understanding Socio Cultural Impacts on Cognition

Download the Learning Helper below and use the articles linked below to facilitate your understanding of the ways in which culture can affect our cognition: Sociocultural_Effects_on_Cognition University of Michigan research on the perceptual differences of Americans and Japanese:  http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/health/080800hth-behavior-culture.html Research on how language can affect […]

Would you Erase a Memory?

Would you Erase a Memory?

Opening the Door to Editing Memories:  New research at the BLOA may one day give us the option! Read the excellent article below that contains within it excellent research and background information regarding the role of biological processes in memory formation (interaction between physiology and […]

Rethinking Milgrim and Obedience

Rethinking Milgrim and Obedience

Perhaps the most famous experiment in all of cognitive and social psychology, Stanley Milgrim’s Obedience Research has been replicated in various cultures, times and context.  However his original research is getting looked at in a new light given the opening of his archives at YALE. […]

Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Stress: Portrait of a Killer

  As we watch the National Geographic Documentary, Stress: Portrait of a Killer you must follow along actively using the following note taking guide custom designed JUST FOR YOU!!! Awesome!  Stress Portrait of a Killer Video Notes Also, make sure you’re taking in all the above while […]