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Motion After Effect - We perceive movement through detectors that are tuned to different directions of motion. - If detectors tuned to one direction are stimulated for a lengthy period. - They adapt and become less responsive. - A stationary pattern then takes on the motion signalled by the remaining detectors. So is it useful? Perception - To pick the best colour for fire engines. (not red) - To design aeroplane cockpits. Cognition and Learning - Work out the best way to teach kids to read. - Develop rehabilitation strategies for people with brain injury. What Is Psychology? - Scientific psychology seeks to predict and explain behaviour and mental processes. - Most psychologists are concerned with perfectly normal people (or animals) Scientific findings are often used to improve people’s (and animals’) lives. Predicting Behaviour Suppose a person is wandering through King’s Park…when they see this:
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What will they do? a. Feel scared b. Run like hell c. Say “nice pussy cat…”
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Unformatted text preview: d. Try to put cat on lead e. Look for owner’s tag on collar f. a. & b. Why does the person feel afraid? Why does the person run? Explanation One possibility:- The person runs because of an innate ‘reflex’- Because the person runs, they feel fear- Emotions are a consequence of bodily changes (James-Lange Theory of Emotions) Or they run because they feel fear. (Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotions) Can psychologists read your mind? Think of a vegetable: Carrot (80%+) Cabbage (10%) Aubergine 5 Learning Outcomes- Acquire a basic understanding of the central topics in psychology and of the relationships between them.- Understand the basic principles of psychological measurement and experimental design.- Be able to collect and describe data relevant to psychological questions and to draw appropriate inferences from such data.- Be able to write research reports relevant to psychological issues.- Be able to use the language of psychology....
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