Brief notes on essay questions

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Brief notes on essay questions Multiple causation : there is more than once cause, one line of reasoning behind our thought and actions; they may not all be conscious, but they are prevalent in the resulting actions > why FC? A parent would choose to believe in facilitated communication because of several different reasons. They want to believe that their children has the capacity to think. They want to think that all their hard work is paying off, that their child is not just an empty shell, despite all the effort they have placed. They want to see a return for all their effort. They are more willing to belief in FC despite it’s flaws b/c they want to believe their child can communicate. >schematic neuron: top/down hierarchy; > “eating peanuts” example -Imagine it's time for you have to a girlfriend and meet her parents Background context: serious relationship Goes to the parent's house and this house is an overly manicured (too precise) house. You walk inside and everything is clean and precise (parents greeting you at the front door [phony mom] while dad eyes you). You respond back with good word choices and manners You have selected all sorts of what you will say to your parents (appropriate interactions) by picking up context cues (even to your posture). She leaves you in the living room. You see peanuts across the room (haven't eaten breakfast) and debate that if she sees you getting the peanuts, it will be socially embarrassing. You have managed to sneak the peanuts. Another situation, your girlfriend's parents live in a trailer house and it's more relaxed and you sit with less posture. But your whole concern for the peanuts aren't as serious, you think differently and have not analyzed so much. -Your patterns become different (all the things you can possibly do)B. Multiple Causation (He thinks this is the most important) > id, ego, super ego -> Freud id- lust, desires, animal/primitive drives ego: balance btwn the id, superego, & outside world >>what are actions are usually based upon superego: social, moral; stricter self i.e. “what prompt our conscience” > the level of influence each one plays are the different causes to our actions. >psychopathology > 3 parts: predisposing, precipitating, maintaining (perpetuating)
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> i.e. Ernst different reasons why he was especially susceptible to his condition > aesthetic experience (id, social, cognitive processing components) > outlet for the id; art allows us to enjoy our id: the nasty,elicit, lust > we are able to gratify our desires, without the social stigma that would usually be attached to such actions/ desires > art keeps us thinking>> our mind likes to have things whole, with a feeling of rightness; to keep us from being habituated, and bored with it, art prevents such habituation so it stimulates us, stimulates our brain to make it “right” Correlation ***Correlation is NOT Causation -People do things for more than one reason -We are disposed to find THE cause, limitations of consciousness (multiple
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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