PsychSim: The Auditory System
This activity covers the characteristics of sound that are important for hearing, and describes the
structure of the ear and auditory pathway. You will be asked to locate the parts of the ear on a drawing.
The activity simula
*Worksheet Questions For PsychSim Descriptive Statistics:
This activity introduces you to the basic statistics that researchers use to summarize their sets of
The numbers below represent the scores of a group of students on a math test. Use them to
Assignment 2: Psych Sim: Neural Messages
The three basic parts of a neuron are drawn and discussed, then axonal transmission is described
and simulated as a neural impulse moves along an enlarged axon, changing the electrical
potential across the axon mem
Assignment 3: PsychSim: Hemispheric Specialization
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PsychSim 5: HEMISPHERIC SPECIALIZATION
This activity describes what researchers have learned about the special abilities o
PsychSim: Visual Illusions
This activity offers the opportunity to test your susceptibility to four famous visual illusions. In the MllerLyer, Ponzo, Horizontal-Vertical, and Poggendorf illusions you will be asked to adjust the length or
position of one p
PsychSim 5: HUNGER AND THE FAT RAT
This activity provides a simulated experiment on weight regulation in rats. Click on the link below to start
this assignment. Be sure to complete the worksheet and submit your answers to the dropbox.
WorkSheet: PsychSim 5: CORRELATION
This activity demonstrates the use of scatter plots to visualize positive and negative relationships.
Answer the following questions.
What does it mean to say that two variables are positively correl
Experiment and Design: Loftus and Palmer
1. Explain in detail what the research was about?
To test Loftus and Palmers hypothesis that the language used in eyewitness testimony
can alter memory.
2. How many subjects were used in the experiment?
1) Which part of Phineas Gage's brain was damaged in the terrible accident that drove
an iron rod through his skull?
Limbic system and the frontal cortex
2) What happened to Phineas Gage after the accident?
d) his personality changed
3) What are the natur
The world of psychology is a vast source of various topics. Psychology itself is one of the largest
studied topics in the world. We probably take it for granted but use of psychology is all around us from
our technology, to stores using pricing
PsychSim 4.1 Classical Conditioning
PsychSim 5: CLASSICAL CONDITIONING
This activity provides a review of Pavlov's famous experiment on the salivary response in dogs, as w
Athletes use perceptual cues in many more ways than we imagine. They use them to make
judgments on the sports fields. We also use those same cues in our lives as well. A frequent use
is when we drive cars. We constantly make judgments about distance betwe
For this assignment me and my mother watched a film called The Crack of Dawn
What I wrote at the end of the film: Adam wasnt cautious when he was driving his car but he
wouldnt have to drive it if Kevin didnt abandon his wife at the house and transport hi
Craving chocolate is one of the most frequent occurring cravings. Craving it does not mean you
have a deficient amount of chocolate. Chocolate has a high amount of magnesium. Craving it
might mean you have a lack of magnesium. It is a very commo
I personally dont believe in parapsychological phenomenon myself. I dont any human has any
super power or any unnatural power that any other human can not have. I think people and
scientists grasp on that fact for a false sense of super human ability that
PsychSim: Expressing Emotion
In this activity you will learn about the role of facial expressions in the nonverbal communication of
emotion. Then well put you in control of a cartoon-type face and test your skill in manipulating its facial
muscles to form
1. What is the Disorder?
2. What are the symptoms of the Disorder?
Excessive daytime sleepiness, disturbed nocturnal sleep.
3. What are the effects of the Disorder?
Losing your brains ability to regulate sleep wake cycles normally
4. What is th
PsychSim 5: EEG AND SLEEP STAGES
This activity provides an explanation of the measurement of brain activity, as well as the
presence of different sleep patterns and their respective functions.
How is the brain's electrical activity recorded?
Memory is the persistence of learning over time. It involves the processes of encoding, storing,
and retrieving information. Most of our memories are in long-term storage. There are distinct
forms of long-term memory, each designed to handle specific type
You probably see a lot of kids your age experimenting with drugs and you have
gained curiosity. I myself have thought about drugs, but luckily I have never tried any.
When you grow up and you are around other kids you are naturally going to wa
PsychSim: OPERANT CONDITIONING
This activity describes a form of learning called operant conditioninglearning from the consequences
that follow our actions.
Classical Versus Operant
PsychSim 5: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
This activity describes Piaget's theory of the growth of intelligence and simulates the
performance of three children of different ages on some of Piaget's tasks.
I began by tapping the full glass once, which was the conditioned stimulus. I then continued to
do it with blowing into the subjects eyes through a straw, this was the unconditioned stimulus. It
was certainly strong enough to bring forth an eye blink, whi
When I woke up today I forgot to take out the trash on my way to school. I was told to do it that
morning so it must have been a case of short term memory. In a case of long term memory, I
forgot that it was my friends birthday even though he told me repe
The way to control our weight is to eat a healthy diet and get the right amount of exercise.
Millions of people in every country are overweight. Obesity is probably the most common
chronic health problem in the United States. Weight control is truly a gro
Cleft lip is a genetic birth defect that occurs very early in the pregnancy while the baby is
developing inside the mother. Cleft lip happens when there isnt sufficient enough tissue in the
lip area, and it doesnt join together correctly. Cleft lip affect
PsychSim: MYSTERY CLIENT
In this activity youll take the role of a consultant called in to provide a second opinion on several clients
with disorders, based only on the information contained in the clients files.
This activity will be most useful to
PsychSim5: All Stressed Out Worksheet:
Checking the Level of Stress in Your Life
What was your Stress Test score? _23_
Do you think that such a test accurately captures your experience? What other
stressors should be included?
No, because I think