Psychology Update — The best optical illusions of the year 2021

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TITLE The best optical illusions of the year 2021 DESCRIPTION What a great contest that challenges our sensation, perception, and cognitive functions.  This yearly contest provides absolutely phenomenal optical illusions.  The illusions are explained in terms of our perceptional and cognitive understandings.  “The annual illusion contest is run by the Neural Correlate Society, an organization… Read more »

Psychology Update — MULTIPLE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) IN PSYCHOLOGY AND THERAPY

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THIS WEEK’S PSYCHOLOGY UPDATE FOCUSES ON THE USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AS A TECHNOLOGY TOOL USED FOR TREATMENT OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CONDITIONS.  BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LISTING OF ARTICLE TITLES, WEBSITES, AND YOUTUBE LINKS FOR VARIOUS USES OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN THERAPY. THE REFERENCES CAN SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR STUDENTS… Read more »

Psychology App of the Week — The Stroop Effect

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Stroop Effect   PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK The Stroop Effect (iOS and Android) FOR iOS (Apple iPhone and iPad) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/brain-test-stroop-effect/id791503877 FOR ANDROID DEVICES https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goxler7.strooptest   From Wikipedia “The Stroop effect is a demonstration of interference in the reaction time of a task. When the name of a color… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

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3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ARTICLE #1 TITLE A Dog’s View of Optical Illusions Researchers are using visual tricks to try to better understand canine perception.   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article for many reasons.   Aside from the researchers curiosity, the idea of studying dogs and optical illusions give us more information… Read more »

Psychology Update — See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020

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TITLE See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020 DESCRIPTION This is really an amazing article that discusses optical illusions and can be useful when reading the introductory chapters and also the chapters on Sensation & Perception. “Optical illusions are the result of the human brain’s tendency to take shortcuts when trying to understand what… Read more »

Psychology Update — What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

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TITLE What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?   DESCRIPTION This is a most fascinating article that would be classified in the Sensation and Perception chapters in the textbook.  Interestingly, those chapters devote the smallest amount of space to the sense of smell (olfactory) and taste (gustatory).   The article begins with… Read more »