Monday, March 17, 2014


How do you think we remember events that happen in our lives? If you were once like me and have no idea, let me explain. Encoding is the first thing we thing we do when learning new information, this is the process of putting information into the memory system, the second thing we do is store the information into the memory system, this is called storage, the last thing we do is rehearsal, this also like repetition, you do all these things when learning anything that's new to you. I think it's great because we use this everyday when coming to school.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Social psychology

Why are there stereotypes, discrimination, and prejudice people? I'll explain, stereotypes are generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) beliefs about a group of people. People usually stereotype because they feel envy, or fear of the other groups presents. Discrimination is a negative behavior toward a group and its members. And a prejudice person tends to "Prejudge" which is a negative attitude towards a group and its members. These things are so important to know because if we could some solve this problem of hating one another it'll help make the world a better place, we shouldn't dislike someone because of the color their skin, we are all humans and deserve to be treated equally.

Brain functions

Some of the major brain functions are: Corpus callosum, association areas, frontal lobe, parietal, occipital, temporal, and cerebral cortex. I'll tell you about the essential roles they play. The corpus callosum is responsible for holding the two brain hemispheres together and carrying messages from one hemisphere to the other. Association areas are responsible for the function of higher mental functions this does not involve motor or sensory cortex, but this does involves our different levels of learning, remembering, thinking, and speaking. Frontal lobe is how we speak, plan, and make judgement's. Parietal lobe is how we sense touch and body position. Occipital lobe is how see; receive information from the visual fields. The cerebral cortex is the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells covering the cerebral hemispheres.; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center. These are few functions of the BRAIN!

Positive and negative reinforcers

Which would you prefer when disciplining a child, punishment or reinforcement? Many psychologist would choose reinforcement, why? Because most kids in the now generation look for punishment, if you were to discipline a child off of bad behavior with punishment the child would still act out of sorts; if you were to reinforce the children behavior every time he or she did what they were suppose to, then the child would be looking for primary reinforcement or positive reinforcement, these reinforcements shape the child's behavior and how he or she might behave in the near future.


How did you remember what happened to you yesterday? Memory! this is the persistence of learning over time through the storage and retrieval of information. I'll break the steps down for you. The first step; Encoding, the processing of information into the memory system-for example, by extracting meanings. The second step; Storage, the retention of encoded information over time, and the third step; Retrieval, the process of getting information out of the memory storage. Memory is very important, the most important to me is automatic processing, this is the unconscious encoding of incidental information, a little more detailed would be you remembering your way home from school, sort of like the cognitive map.

REM sleep

REM sleep plays an essential role in our sleep cycle, if you don't enter the REM sleep stage at least once in our sleeping stages, you will wake up feeling like you didn't get much sleep. Why is REM sleep so important? This stage of sleep allows you to have your most vivid dreams. I play basketball for my high-school, when we play away, we don't get a home until eleven a.m. every night, therefore, I won't make it to bed until at least twelve or twelve thirty, I go to bed and get about six hours of sleep, I may have a dream, I may not, the next night I get about eight to nine hours of sleep, I have about three to four dreams, what does this tell you? The more hours of sleep you get, the more likely you are to have dreams, dreams you can recall.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Our Perception

Our perception on things are different. My perception and how i see things might be different then yours. You might watch a girls varsity basketball game and say "They suck, why am i watching this!" but i might look at it and say they're pretty good. Why would i say this? I have experience of playing with an organized basketball team, therefore, i would notice things you wouldn't, for example; i might watch and say they're fundamentally sound. My option is base on my perception, i watch, i organized, and i recognize what was going on the court.