Jarvi_Jeremy_u2_ip2_PSYCHOLOGY

Jarvi_Jeremy_u2_ip2_PSYCHOLOGY - Running Head: THREE...

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Running Head: THREE EXPERIMENTS Three Experiments and Their Outcomes By Jeremy Tyson Jarvi SSCI206 Aspects of Psychology Dr. Joann Oestmann, Instructor American InterContinental Universiry Sunday, January 15 th , 2011 Abstract I chose to do three experiments that I thought would help me to understand how my body would adapt to different things. I found the results interesting. The fact is that adaptation is necessary in life, otherwise, things would cease to exist, or it would make it harder to survive. Adaptation is key to the evolutionary process. The experiments I did will also show how my
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Running Head: THREE EXPERIMENTS brain’s receptors accepted the messages being sent to my brain. If adaptation did not happen, nothing would survive. Introduction The reason that I chose the three experiments to perform that I did was because I needed something that I could do while my two-year old son is running around, so that I could watch him at the same time as doing these experiments. I found the experiments themselves to be quite simple, yet the results were surprising to me. The experiments are to help us understand how our brain’s receptors sense messages and how they react and how they correct what the messages being sent are. Adaptation is necessary to the evolutionary process. If adaptation did not happen, nothing would survive. Experiment 1: Sandpaper Rub
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Running Head: THREE EXPERIMENTS Rubbing my finger on a piece of very coarse sandpaper, on a scale of 1 (being very soft) to 7 (being very coarse), I would have to say that the sandpaper felt like a 5, it was coarse, but not too coarse, but it was not soft either. After waiting for three minutes I took the same index finger and rubbed it on the piece of very coarse sandpaper it felt less coarse, like a 3, it felt softer, but not very soft (AIU Online, 2012). I could tell the second time of rubbing my finger on the sandpaper that my finger had
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