AP Psychology

Dissecting My Disposition

Dissecting My Disposition

We’ve discussed the role that SITUATIONAL factors play in determining behavior, however we haven’t discussed the role that dispositional factors play.  Our disposition, includes traits that are own to us. The investigation of such traits is in itself it’s own sub set of psychological inquiry, […]

If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

This was the question driving Stanley Milgrim as he sat down in his office at Yale in the early 1960s. Milgrim would go on to develop and carry out the most famous series of social psychology experiments in the history of the discipline. Read about […]

Nature Vs. Nurture: Help in BIO

Nature Vs. Nurture: Help in BIO

http://www.christinecarter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/nature_vs_nurture_iStock_000018726634long.jpg   My article on Nature vs. Nurture below…it discusses in detail the twin study, and gives (i think) great insight into some learning outcomes from bio level of analysis! Urban Fam Winter 10-11

Sensation: Vision

Sensation: Vision

  IN the above TED Talk, the presenter discusses the fact that our brain is heavily involved in our visual perception and that context has a massive impact on perception.   This is the KEY difference between sensation and perception.  Perception is what’s referred to as […]

Understanding Ethics In Research

Understanding Ethics In Research

Psychology is a science.  It utilizes the following research methods in order to formulate, test, and refine hypotheses regarding human behavior: case study naturalistic observation survey correlational study Experiment In all the above, Psychological researchers are guided by the Ethics put forth by the American […]