PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 2

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 2
Sensation and perception are two different processes. Does sensory stimulus shape our…

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 2

PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 2

All Students Posts 112 Pages 

Sensation and Perception – 54 Pages 

Sensation and perception are two different processes. Does sensory stimulus shape our perceptions? Do our perceptions misinterpret our sensations? How does that happen?

(Given a particular work or interpersonal situation, such as discussing with co-workers the problems within a department or talking to friends about the accuracy of an umpire’s call in a baseball game, describe the ways different people might perceive the same situation and indicate how perception may affect their beliefs about and reactions to the situation).

Let’s begin by responding to the following (also listed above):
1. Does sensory stimulus shape our perceptions?
2. Do our perceptions misinterpret our sensations?
3. How does 1 and 2 above happen? Please use concrete examples to help bolster your logic.

Sensory stimulus can shape our perceptions. We have special receptors in our sense organs which are our sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. They send stimulus signals to the brain. Once these signals are received this could very well affect our perception. If I was at a carnival and purchased cotton candy for my children and myself when we look at the cotton candy we all might perceive its shape differently. I could think it looks like a cloud while they might see it as having a shape of an animal. Sometimes are perceptions can be wrong and throw our sensations off. Sometimes when we see something we expect it to be one thing when it is actually something else…

Consciousness – 58 Pages 

How important is sleep to your overall functioning throughout the day? What are you doing to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep?

(Given a fellow student, family member, or employee who is having difficulty paying attention or is looking for ways to relax or become more self-aware, analyze the factors that affect consciousness, alertness, and self-awareness).

Let’s begin this discussion by responding to the following questions:

(1) How important is sleep to your overall functioning throughout the day?
(2) What are you doing to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep?

I had postpartum depression that lasted for over a year! I wasn’t sleeping, constantly worrying, would have episodes of crying, and a just over all feeling of down in the dumps. I was given medications and had a very good support system. My mother gave me the advice to sleep when my daughter was sleeping. It would help me to get every bit of rest while the opportunity was there. I would always find something that wasn’t done: the cleaning, cooking, taking a shower. I was always tired and nothing ever seemed to get done. I gave in eventually and started taking afternoon naps with my daughter. I felt so much better with the extra rest. My advice to new parents: there will always be an unfinished list, but your rest and health are more important! Sleep when your baby sleeps…