Cognitive psychology is a sub-discipline of psychology exploring internal mental processes. It is
the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems.
The information processing approach to cognitive functio
Quick Stress Relief: The First Core Conflict Resolution Skill
Being able to manage and relieve stress in the moment is the key to staying balanced, focused,
and in control, no matter what challenges you face. If you dont know how to stay centered and
Reactive Versus Pro-Active Thinking
Proactive Versus Reactive Thinking
Many stories and sayings try to inspire us to be more "proactive", as opposed to "reactive". In
this context, the word reactive implies that you dont have the initiative.
Cognition refers to a variety of mental processes, including memory, judgment, perceptions,
information processing, learning, evaluating, and problem solving. Metacognitions are the sets of
information that people are
Critical Thinking Strategies
Stages of Development in Critical Thinking
It is important to recognize that persons are critical thinkers, in the fullest sense of the term, only
if they display this ability and disposition in all, or most, of t
In behaviorism, punishment refers to the consequence for undesired behavior. Punishment can be
either negative or positive, depending on the nature of the consequence.
In negative punishment, something that the person desi
Human behavior can be influenced by several factors such as culture, emotion, values, ethics,
persuasion, coercion, attitude, and genetics. While some behaviors are acceptable and common,
others are unu
What is Stress?
Stress is a physical response to threatening or emotional events. Stressful events include
catastrophes, such as natural disasters or wars; life-changing events, such as marriage or divorce,
the birth of a ch
Conflict Resolution Skills
Conflict is a normal part of any healthy relationship. After all, two people cant be expected to
agree on everything, all the time. Learning how to deal with conflict rather than avoiding it is
Extinction is the elimination of the behavior by stopping reinforcement of the behavior. For
example, a rat who received food when pressing a bar, receives food no longer, will gradually
decrease the amount of lever presses until t
How Neurotransmitters and Hormones Work
One significant area of brain research is the interaction between the nervous system and the
endocrine system. The endocrine system controls the body's glands, which are organs that secrete
Anger is a sympathetic nervous system response to perceived threats or harm. People get angry
because of the actions of other people or at annoyances such as noise, traffic, temperature, or
odors. Anger involves three elements:
Theories of Emotions
What are emotions and how are they adaptive?
Emotions are best described as physiological changes and conscious feelings of pleasantness or
unpleasantness, aroused by external or internal stimuli, which lead to beha
Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception
Sensations are sensory impressions, whereas perception refers to the set of processes whereby we
make sense of these sensations. Illusory contours or subjective contours are a form of visual
Stage 6: Intimacy versus Isolation
In this stage, the most important events are love relationships. Intimacy refers to one's ability to
relate to another human being on a deep, personal level. An individual who has not developed a
Other Mechanisms of Evolution
There are five key mechanisms that cause a population, a group of interacting organisms of a single
species, to exhibit a change in allele frequency from one generation to the next. These are evolution by:
mutation, genetic d
Independent Writing 4
Your 4th independent writing assignment is an 8-12 sentence opinion paragraph. It
is due on _.
Pick one of the following topics:
A: Do you think Use of cell phones should be prohibited in classrooms at
Grammar review for Test 1
Here is the timeline of Tims Life. Write sentences using the tense and signal words. Be careful with verb forms.
Is born in Chicago
Move to Los Angeles
Intensive English Program
Spring 1 2016 (January 11-March 4)
Fundamentals of English Grammar (4th edition) by Betty Azar
I spend more than 12 hours at my room, so that makes me feel good. When I enter
my room, I see the drawer on the left and the clothing door on the front. The drawer has a
lot of perfumes. It always makes me feel comfortable. Next, the desktop between the
WHAT PARENTS AND TEACHERS NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
- More opportunities to have a social
More opportunities to share
Advice for parents and teachers
1- Create a list of clear rules.
March 8, 2013
3 A Very Interesting Person
5 My classmate is Joo-Sin Park. She comes from Seoul, Korea, the capital of
Korea. She arrived in America four days ago. She is a university student in Korea. She
is majoring in Korean a
Creating Your Own Island
Your group has been given an island. Your goal is to create an island nation
in any way you like and present it to the class. The goal is to create the
most attractive island to live on and/or to visit on vacation.
Things to consi
Intensive English Program
Spring I 2016 (January 11 March 4)
Interactions 2 6th edition with Registration Code for Connect
300 SL Chapter 6
Outside Listening 2 Here are 3 videos that have some of the same information, the 1 st is short, the
2nd is older, but more authentic. The 3 rd was made at a language school in S. Korea. Watch all then
answer the questions.
Outside listening 1
Listen to the reports, answer the questions and post in DROPBOX.
Where do people say When I was in college? Where would they say, Im off to universi
Independent Writing 1
Your 1st independent writing assignment is a process paragraph on
THAT IS EASY TO DO.
Follow these steps:
1. On a blank sheet of paper, brainstorm to help you come up
with your specific topic. Remember the general t
Names: A_, B_
Recording Situation 1.
A (A caller asks to speak to a person):_
B (The person identifies himself/herself): _
A (The caller identifies himself/herself):_
(The caller gives a reason for calling): _
300 SL Recording Assignment 2
You will choose 1 topic and record a 2 minute speech on the topic. Please tell me what number
you chose before you start the recording. Place your recording in DropBox on TSquare by
Monday, February 29th.
1. Describe what you
Final Assignment Writing 500Cause/Effect Essay (20% of final grade)
Introduce & practice an essay type that is common in university writing and requires a basic critical
thinking skill (i.e., identifying cause/effect relationships) that is import