Tuesday, December 11, 2007

blog 4

part a
ex·traor·di·nar·y pg 139
1. beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
2. exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man.
3. (of an official, employee, etc.) outside of or additional to the ordinary staff; having a special, often temporary task or responsibility: minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary
–noun, plural -na pg 142
1. a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable: to study the phenomena of nature.
2. something that is impressive or extraordinary.
3. a remarkable or exceptional person; prodigy; wonder.
4. Philosophy.
a. an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience.
b. Kantianism. a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself

part b
in this chaper we learned abou thow to minipulate people subcontiously by using somthing called priming.Priming is a process that has to do with your subconscious affecting your movement without you knowing it. One experiment had to do with tests and before a standard test using all African Americans half was a asked to identify their race and the other half wasn’t the half that wasn’t asked did amazingly better then the other half because when the others were asked about race it put a negative stereo type in their head which made them believe they were worse so they invariantly did worse this was also demonstrated in other tests. i really enjoyed this chapter it showed alot about the human brain.

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