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Last reply by: Professor Charles Schallhorn
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:00 AM

Post by Johnny He on November 20 at 12:12:57 PM

If we have a more complex schema than Children, why so they learn much faster than us? For example, language.

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Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:06 AM

Post by Jeff Busby on August 11 at 01:42:47 PM

Dr. Schallhorn, I like your still of lecture. I teach myself and want to know what program you use that allows you to write on your slides. I'l like to borrow that method if you don't mind. Thanks

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:51 PM

Post by EN N on February 28 at 07:58:43 PM

Does this mean that the best way to learn is to make connections instead of just memorizing facts?

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Mon Sep 7, 2015 3:56 PM

Post by Kimia Yousefpour on September 2, 2015

Hi! Thank you for your amazing lectures. Which one of the prep books that you've included in the "Related Books" section would you really recommend if I'm only going to use one review book + the Barron's flashcards? :)

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Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:21 AM

Post by April Dutollo on June 13, 2015

Of the 12 words I recalled only 7...and sleep was not included.

What does this tell me if I am of the less than 30%?

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Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:17 AM

Post by Vivek Sharma on June 5, 2015

sir sorry to say i never remember the word "sleep" i was just thinking that these words are related to sleep but u havent used that word??

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Sat May 2, 2015 1:25 PM

Post by Smriti Sharan on May 2, 2015

I am so excited to learn this :)

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Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:16 PM

Post by Rebecca Dai on November 4, 2014

Professor, do you suggest learning this class totally by the lectures without having it in school? Is it hard or relatively easy comparing to other non-scientific classes? Thank you!

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Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:22 AM

Post by Iain Shaw on April 23, 2014

What is the background noise? Have you left the TV on while recording this? Too annoying to continue...

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Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:24 PM

Post by Yizhuo Shao on March 30, 2014

love it!

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Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:58 PM

Post by Sdiq Al-atroushi on November 1, 2013

To what extent does the experience of an adult person have an impact on the their schema??

What is Psychology?

  • Demonstration about how memory and mind works
  • A Schema is a mental map or framework for understanding the world around us. Schemas shape our interpretations of the world.
  • Schema is a concept created by Swiss Psychologist Jean Piaget
  • The brain looks for patterns and tries to simplify the world
  • This course is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding psychology
  • Psychology is an interdisciplinary field of study
  • Overlaps with biology, brain science, chemistry, sociology, economics,
  • Psych has its own vocabulary—as such, it is a huge part of understanding human behavior
  • Some common words will take on new meanings

What is Psychology?

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Psychology: Questions and a Demonstration 0:17
  • Demonstration of Memory 1:45
  • Directions, Continued 2:21
  • Here Are the Words 2:28
  • After the Words 2:54
  • That Was Called a Distracter Activity 3:23
  • Recall 4:05
    • Do You Remember the Word Aardvark?
    • Do You Remember the Word Sleep?
  • In a Typical Class 4:42
    • 30-90% Will Recall Sleep
    • Why?
  • First Vocabulary Term 5:27
    • Schema: A Mental (Cognitive) Map, Filter or Representation of an Idea-Made Up of Associations and Connections
    • Need them to Learn
    • Work of Jean Piaget
  • Schema: A Visual Representation 6:08
  • The Brain 11:21
    • Looks for Patterns and Tries to Simplify the World
    • Tries to Make Meanings Where They May be None
    • Many Kinds of Schemas
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer -A Man Hears What He Wants to Hear and Disregards the Rest
  • Psychology 13:04
    • Will Give New Schemas
    • New Ways of Looking at Own and Other's Behaviors
    • Give Some Context and Understanding to Why People Do What They Do
    • This Course is an Introduction
    • Some Topics Will Be Doctoral Dissertations
    • Topic Will Be Tip of Iceberg
    • Interdisciplinary Field of Study
    • Overlaps with Biology, Brain Science, Chemistry, Sociology, Economics……
    • Has Own Vocabulary
    • Common Words Will Take on New Meanings
    • Many New Words
    • Roots of Words Help Out
  • Review 15:29
    • What is Psychology?
    • Why Did You Probably Recall the Word Sleep When We Did the Demonstration Earlier?
    • What is a Schema and What Kinds of Schemas Can People Have?
    • Take a Look at Your Own Schemas-What Kind do you Have?
    • Psychology Connects to Many Different Fields-Which Connections Have Jumped Out At You so Far?