Thursday, September 20, 2012

DAY 13 Review of Psych and Optical Illusions

I asked you to recall as much of this information as possible (review of Psych so far):

1. What are the three main disciplines that we'll study in this course?
2. What is Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence and what are his eight categories (there are 10, but his original 8 are what we studied).
3. Define "Intelligence."
4. In one sentence, what was Sir Ken Robinson's main message in his TED Talks lecture?
5. Explain how brain neurons make connections and then retain them.
6. Explain why the best way to learn a new piece of information or a new skill is to practice it repeatedly over a period of several days (or longer if it's a very complex skill).
7. Explain the process of rapid brain growth at puberty and the subsequent "paring down" of the brain over the next decade or so.
8. Explain, using specific parts of his theory, Erik Erikson's theory of Psycho-Social Development.
9. Explain, using specific parts of his theory, B.F. Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning.
10. Explain, using specific parts of his theory, Abraham Maslow's Theory of The Hierarchy of Human Needs.

Here's the link to the Optical Illusions presentation that we looked at today - it's a fun way to demonstrate just how adaptable our brains are and just how vulnerable our brains are to over stimulation and/or incomplete or conflicting data through our eyes.  Here are a couple of Illusions Videos that we looked at today as well.
3D Chalk Illusions
Bill Nye

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