Encoding – Intro to Psychology

Encoding – Intro to Psychology

The connection between encoding and remembering at its core is levles of processing. For this concept, psychologist say the more deeply we encode information the better we are able to recall it. Now, what do we mean by deeply? Psychologist have been able to identify three different levels of processing. Before I get started in …

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What if all the Oceans Dried up? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. What if all the Oceans Dried up? Then I will go to the Moon and swim. Oh AumSum. Firstly, there will be extreme water scarcity on Earth. Suddenly it will become more expensive than gold. Secondly, coastal areas which rely on marine life for their diet. Will face an unprecedented food shortage. …

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An introduction to Cognitive Psychology (free online course)

An introduction to Cognitive Psychology (free online course)

How can you study the Mind? Why do people make errors in judgment, like falling for internet scams? Do we think with pictures? The University of York brings you this short online course on… Cognitive Psychology, the area of psychology that tries to understand how we think, reason and remember. We will introduce you to …

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Industrial and organizational psychology – Intro to Psychology

Industrial and organizational psychology – Intro to Psychology

Industrial and organizational psychology focuses on two distinct sets of problems. The industrial side involves matching employees to their job and using psychological principles to select employees and evaluate job performance. The industrial side of IO psychology is sometimes referred to as personnel psychology. The organizational side focuses on making workers more productive. In addition, …

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Dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia – Intro to Psychology

Dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia – Intro to Psychology

Another hypothesis regarding the biological factors that play a role in schizophrenia is the dopamine hypothesis. This hypothesis suggests that schizophrenia involves excess dopamine activity. One reason this hypothesis came about was from the observation of individuals who overdose on major stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. These individuals, if you recall from our lesson on …

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Implicit (non-declarative) memory – Intro to Psychology

Implicit (non-declarative) memory – Intro to Psychology

So Implicit memory is also called non-declarative memory because we can not directly recall this type of memory. Implicit memory is a kind of memory that’s made up of knowledge based on previous experiences such as skills that we preform automatically once you have mastered them. Implicit memory resides outside of our conscience awareness. So …

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Free Foundations of Psychology Course – Overview – Open2Study

Free Foundations of Psychology Course – Overview – Open2Study

[MUSIC PLAYING] Look at this beautiful machine. It’s driving your body right now. Would you like to know something more about human nature? My name’s Andrew Francis, and I’m an associate professor in psychology at RMIT University. And I’ve been a student and academic in psychology for about 30 years, and I also run a …

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The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

[clangs] This is Inuyama, Japan, a historic city home to Japan’s oldest original wooden castle. It is also home to Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute.Here, a group of chimpanzees have been trainedto play a game that exposes something shockingabout their memories.This is going to blow your mind.Here is how it works.Take a look at these …

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Psychological Science Master’s Program (MA) at James Madison University in Virginia, USA

Psychological Science Master’s Program (MA) at James Madison University in Virginia, USA

The nice thing about rats is they’re great for behavioral subjects. They’re fun, they’re honestly really cute, they’re so smart — they pick up a lot of things very easily, so in psychology, it’s great to have a subject that you can actually study the behavior of. We’re trying to identify this receptor in the …

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Using the Mental Capacity Act

Making everyday decisions about our own lives is something most of us take for granted where I’m going what I want to do spending money or just looking after myself But what happens if there’s a time when we find it more difficult to make decisions or if people think we can’t make them what …

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