PSYC260Lecture10 - Self

PSYC260Lecture10 - Self - PSYC 260 Oct 2nd 2008 Topic 5...

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PSYC 260 Oct 2 nd , 2008 Topic 5: Self-Understanding 1. Example: Split Brain Patients a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMLzP1VCANo b. Confabulation by Left Hemisphere i. Each hemisphere was presented a different picture ii. The left and right hemispheres easily picked the correct card iii. LH: picture iv. Person asked why the left hand was pointing to the shovel. Only the LH can talk, and it did not know the answer v. Person come up with the most coherent story, connecting to what they conscious saw c. Link to Social Psychology i. What does this have to do with social psychology? ii. Most of us have intact brains and the hemispheres can communicate iii. Nonetheless we actively construct explanations to explain what we observe about ourselves iv. These explanations are hugely important v. Already seen: Misattribution 2. a. Note: People with insomnia could not sleep because of arousing feelings to being with b. Participant: Students who suffered from insomnia; Cover story: Study of dreaming and insomnia c. Given a placebo pill to take before bed, told different side effects: i. Arousing ii. Relaxing iii. No side effects d. Results i. No different in “no effect” ii. Sleep faster in “arousing”
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iii. Sleep slower in “relaxing”
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