“Perception is everything” is a phrase that I’m sure you have heard once or twice before. Everyone’s perception of a situation can be different and read differently. When one person looks at an orange some people see the fruit and some are more focused on the color. Everyone is on a different thinking track unless they are told to focus on one part of a subject. If you put out an orange for instance and ask someone what type of fruit it is they are going to answer you and be focused on the type of fruit. When asked what the color is the answer would be orange, not the fruit but the color. When some in on a psychoactive drug or no sleep this perception will change drastically. When you are under the influence of a drug you are not able to make logical decisions or perceive something as it is. When asked you might not get an accurate answer or an answer that is relevant to the question asked. This is because the brain chemistry changes. Putting a psychoactive drug into your brain is like putting baking soda into vinegar it changes the state of the chemical and makes a reaction. Every drug you take will give you a different reaction, and your brain will react differently. I was doing some research on my own and found a very interesting article about a painter who had taken psychoactive drugs and then asked to paint a self mural of himself. Every picture was different and this is because his perception of himself had changed. This is because the reaction to each drug is different on your brain. The same thing can happen when you have a lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation can react the same on your brain. You cannot focus on one particular subject, you can forget simple directions because your brain is not storing this order into memory. Some sleep deprivation…
green”. This is a great way to make a difference. Things such as using a reusable shopping bag instead of plastic can make a huge difference in the world. You can receive invoices and bills through email instead of getting paper mail. Do everything you can electronically so that paper is not being used. Reducing use of plastics is another thing you can do to prevent ocean pollution. Plastic products can kill thousands of marine life every year. You could use a reusable water bottle and store food in…
30 August 2013
Art in Different Cultures
The Oxford Dictionary defines art as subjects primarily concerned with the processes and products of human creativity and social life, such as languages, literature, and history. Art is very important to all cultures and has developed over time. People have used art for centuries to express themselves in many different ways whether it is through paintings, drawing, music, dancing or clothing. Southern France, Asmar…
8 December 2014
Good vs. Bad
Being proposed with the question of what is good writing and what is bad writing threw me off guard. This question could be answered in many different ways, some simpler than others. Writing has little to do with skill, but more with perseverance and the person that it comes from. Simply put, good writers keep going while bad writers seem to quit at the sign of a road block.
There is no real definition of what good writing…
PSY – 241 TH1
Low Empathy Capacity in Toddlers Could be an Early Sign of Autism
Autism is a well-known disorder that impairs a person’s social, verbal and behavior development. In my general psychology class, we briefly went over the Autism disorder and discussed the spectrum of severity. At the mild side of the spectrum the individual might be socially under developed, might not be as verbal as others and may display some unusual behavior. At the severe side of the spectrum…
hydrogen atoms polarly and covalently bonded with a single oxygen atom in the liquid form. Homogeneous goods, such as water, are perceived as identical to the consumers’ eyes. Essentially, they are the same in size, taste, quality, and value. In this paper, I will be discussing another commodity and how it is perceived in the market as a homogeneous good. I will be discussing white rice and the implications of the economics of rice as a homogeneous good.
The good that each firm produces is identical…
Psychology & Society 101
Writing paper no. 1
Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts and behavior. To be more clear it’s the scientific discipline that studies mental process and behavior in human and other animals. The overview definition can be said, as it’s the study of mind. As for this writing, I have chosen to write the concept of chapter 3 (The Biology of Behavior). I feel that the concept of Psychology is mostly based on this chapter because it’s the human…
The Media’s Fault or Our Own?
November 13, 2013
In a study on fifth graders, 10 year old girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their own bodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from the TV show "Friends." (National Institute of Media and The Family, 2013). The society we live in today revolves around social technology. It is through that technology that messages are…
Professor Arindam Saha
Shakespearean Sonnets and the Tradition of Sonnet Writing
In order to understand sonnets, we need to understand the basic meaning of a traditional sonnet. A traditional sonnet, has resemblances with doing a crossword. It is a puzzle to make the parts fit; there is some logical tease, and you can consider going over individual lines, like crossword clues, as you continue daily life. There is also a knock-on effect. If you change a line…
The basic principles of learning can consist of reading, exercise, and effect. Reading implies eagerness. You mush be ready to learn in order to learn to read. Exercise is knowing that if you repeat something you will most likely remember it. If you ecercise your brain it will be easier to remember concepts. Effect is based of the emotional reation of the students as they learn.
Association can change our behaviors because you tend to be like the people you are with a lot. When I am with my friends…