“We can be pretty sure, depending on what they themselves tell us, but in general we make guesses”
This generation wants to know why they are doing what they are doing and feel more of a drive to accomplish their tasks if they can correlate it with a reason
The next step was the “social perception” test which asked participants to read an essay from a student who was participating in a debate. Repeating the conditions of the 1967 experiment, they told the participants either that the student wrote it of their own free will, or they were forced to take that position for the purposes of the debate. The topic was one of saliency at the time for Australians, regarding French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. The essays were not ambivalent, clearly stating a position
“Well, I really like George Brode, but I don’t want to come off too strong. We’ve been on three dates, should I have kissed him yet?” She asks. I literally just said I’m a dork, why does she think I have the answer to this question?
Humans are pattern seeking animals and we are adept to finding patterns whether they exist or not. Our entire world is created or represented by patterns which either naturally exist or are man-made, however, if these patterns are not actually there, a pattern can be created. Even our daily lives in society is a pattern, a continuous routine of the same day-to-day events. Patterns allow comfort in the unknown, when something is able to be labeled or expressed with a formula, it is able to be explained. Humans seek patterns in the real world based off of various ways of knowing, which includes reason, perception and emotion. These different ways of knowing are explored and used within different areas of knowing, such as mathematics, natural
When we were kids, my sister and I always had one question. My parents have said that they would be pushing us both in a stroller in the middle of the mall and my older sister would ask “what’s his name?” She would keep repeating this until they gave her an answer—whether or not it was an accurate one. Sitting next to her, I would then pipe up saying “why?” and (as expected) this question stumped them. This “why” question established my interest in the field of psychology and in my future pursuit of academia. Why do people act and feel the way they do?
The one I feel that makes sense from reading the textbook is genetics. Genetics tells us a lot about of ourselves and the way we act. Genes even make up our gender,our skin color, color of our eyes and hair. They could even tell us the traits we are gonna inherent from our parents. For example in the text Juvenile Delinquency it says that “A number of studies have found that parental criminality and deviance do, in fact, powerfully influence delinquent behavior” (Larry & Brandon 78-79). This quote tells us how parents can sometimes pass on these powerful emotions on to their kids. It can also depend on the environment they are raised in. Especially if a parent is a criminal then that child could get the father criminal instincts passed on to him.
The University of Kentucky has its own way of critiquing the Social Judgment Theory. They think that the Social Judgement Theory is comprised of two seprate parts. The first part is when the individual either sees or hears the message that is presented to them and they immediately evaluate it to see what latitude or position it falls into. The next step of the theory is weather the individual will either decided to reject or accept the idea that they heard (University of
Figuring things out is an essential part of our daily life. It is what differentiates human beings apart from animals and makes us unique. Some events that we come across with are puzzling and our human instinct is to make as much sense as possible of what is happenings. Curiosity is what prompts us to question and look for answers that may help us understand our lives, the world and ourselves. Thus, this inquisitiveness leads to a process by which we make sense of those vague experiences and circumstances. Experiences, understanding, judgment, and decisions are the components that make up the process by which we make sense of things. For instance, in my experience I wanted to make sense of why I had gone against my parents’ request and