nickelodeon has something called the halo awards and they said st about “feel[ing] the halo effect”
the halo effect is about how people place good attributes upon attractive people just bc they’re attractive
silly nickelodeon, do your research
This new video game teaches the ins and outs of reward, reinforcement, and dependency faster than you can say “tiger blood.” Press the correct hologram lever with the aid of a joystick enough times and you just may be rewarded with a tortilla chip shard and a dollop of salsa. If virtual caloric count exceeds 2,100, continuous reinforcement ceases immediately.
Bystander Intervention MMORPG
In this massive multiplayer online role-playing game, the person in need of help continued to need help as the 97,000 people playing simultaneously assume one of the other 96,999 gamers will step in. Failure to assist victims results in their avatars permanently rotating through your screen saver’s slideshow - a constant reminder of the diffusion of responsibility.
SCREAMING OH MY GOD
it makes me sad that I’m pretty sure that no one else will laugh as hysterically as I am
but seriously, SKINNER XBOX EWOFKBWGESUIRDFKJWBESU
I’m downloading random lectures from itunes U. so far, I’ve got human emotion and social psych from UC Berkeley. they’re both a few years old, but the social psych one, I got audio from one year and VIDEO from another. I’m excited. and lame.
oh also, the Gloria tapes. they’re a set of recordings of three therapy sessions with this one woman, Gloria. they’re with Fritz Perls (a gestalt therapist), Carl Rogers (a humanistic therapist), and Albert Ellis (a rational-emotive therapist). each session was half an hour. in the tapes, there’s a section of each therapist explaining their approach, then there’s the full session with Gloria. they’re really interesting.
I’m watching the Fritz Perls section of the Gloria tapes because we’re not gonna get to watch it in class. this guy, I do not understand how he could be an effective therapist. there’s probably something that I’m missing because I’m not too familiar with gestalt therapy, but he’s basically arguing with poor Gloria, and she’s getting really riled up. he seems like an asshole.
I just psychologically analysed the HELL outta some stories my mom told me, and she told them specifically because she wanted me to analyse them. the best part is that she was able to compare some of the things I said to what a therapist said. I was dead on with some things, man, DEAD ON.
I am currently trying to diagnose Spongebob Squarepants with a mental disorder.
one of those AARP commercials where they say “we believe that you never stop growing” came on, and my first thought was “LOL IT’S LIKE HOW ERIKSON’S STAGES GO FROM BIRTH TIL DEATH”
People with an internal locus of control tend to believe that they can control their own destiny. Those with an external locus of control tend to believe that outside events and chance control their destiny.
Locus of control and self-esteem are related. People who attribute their success to ability (internal locus of control) tend to have higher self-esteem than people who attribute their success to luck or task ease (external locus of control).
There is also a relationship between people’s attribution of failure and self-esteem. People with high self-esteem tend to attribute their failures to bad lock or task difficulty (external locus of control) while people with low self-esteem tend to attribute their failures to lack of ability.
okay, so, LOC and self-esteem: internal = high self-esteem and external = low self-esteem, but in the last part, external LOC = high self-esteem and internal LOC = low self-esteem.
I get that they’re comparing two different sets of things, but this is still blowing my mind.
I can’t wait until we get into humanistic theory after spring break in theories of personality. from what I know about it now, I don’t agree with it, save for Maslow’s hierarchy, which I totally buy into. I’m interested to see what I think about it after learning about a few theories/theorists more in-depth.