PSYCH 2004 Lecture 9

PSYCH 2004 Lecture 9 - I. Adolescence: A Terrible,...

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I. Adolescence: A Terrible, Difficult Time? II. Visual Sensation and Perception A. We Don’t See Things Exactly As They Are 1. Sensat. and Percep. Defined 2. Perception and 4 Gestalt Principles 3. Cues for 3-Dimensional Vision B. Our Experiences Influence Our Perception 1. Optical Illusions 2. Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Processing 3. Brain Plasticity III. QUESTIONS ABOUT EXAM?
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Adolescence CAN be a time of trouble, of ‘storm and stress’. Common problems are : Conflict with parent(s) Risk-taking behavior Mood fluctuations Many adolescents also think differently than those older and younger… Adolescent egocentrism (Elkind): Imaginary audience: “Everyone’s looking at me!” Personal fable: “Nobody understands my plight!” Hypocrisy: fuzzy ethics, see others as inconsiderate but not yourself Pseudostupidity: oversimplified logic, “If alcoholics know they will die of liver failure, why don’t they just stop?”
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Adolescence CAN be a time of trouble, of ‘storm and stress’.
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PSYCH 2004 Lecture 9 - I. Adolescence: A Terrible,...

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