Monday, December 8, 2008

A little thing about Psychology...

Just let you guys know about Psychology which is an interesting subject and i plan to study it in Uni:
Firstly, Psychology is the study of the behavior and phenomenon of one individual. A Psychologist study the participant either by case study or experimental study. The study of psychology includes the brain, sleep, vision, learning, and much more. Just let you guys know about a little of learning, hav you guys heard of the cocktail phenomenon, well for example: Your in a party talking with your friends then suddenly you heard someone call out your name but you dont know how did it. That is cocktail phenomenon mate. Next, Learning, There are 3 types of learning which includes recall, recognition, and relearning. Recall is by retriving info with no hint given, Recognition is retrieveing information by like circling the correct answer, and Relearning is learning previous information and this is the best learning technique. Relearning helps because you learn information which is previously stored in Long-term memory which had been decayed because of not using it. So the best way of learning is Relearning, this is y u shud study and study again.

Lastly, I'll tell you about Memory. There are 3 types of memories: Sensory memory, Short-term memory and Long-term memory. When we learn things the info will firstly go to sensory memory then encoded to short-term memory and if rehearsed it will go to Long-term memory. Our memories are limited we can store 9-5 info in short term memory and juz to let you kno wat u study or memorise will only last for 20 min, but if u rehearsed and rehearsed again by maintanence or elaborative rehearsal you can consolidate it.

Well People hope this helps you guys in your everyday life or explain it. Cheers~

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