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Lecture 3

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC18H3
Professor
G Cupchik
Lecture
3

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PSCY18 Lecture 3
Objective knowledge: supposedly about the external public world BUT actually reflects internal learned
conventions and standards.
Subjective knowledge supposedly about the internal private world BUT actually is projected onto the
imagined world out there
But neither is what it seems. Nothing is asoutlely true. Ogbjective knowledge is not as objecvtive as you
thinbk. Even when you take a pholtograph of the class: you are choosing to take it cfrom a certain side,
certain angle.
Mind and body always together. Feelings and thoughts are together as well. Thinking always leaves
residue. There are situations. Contexts for our emtoinos. We interpret thigns a certain ways. Actions and
reactions. Mind and body interaciotn.
Stimulus emphasis: need to look at the stimulus coming at you. Got to make a decision. If you make
worng diecsion, oyu are dead in game, dead in rali life, or physically or in career.
Adaption: stimulus oriented. Vigilant. Appraise, evlautaio. ,look at features. Self termintaitng. Stop the
search when you find what you mean. You’ve gone through the list.. match them to the lists we have in
our heads. This side you are thinking about it systematically. Brings up memories of your life. Does it
consciously.
The other side of the ilst is automatic. It can overwhelm you, but not by choice. Reaction. Mental.
Search for meaning. Meaningful to us in our mind. Gestalt means whole situation. The whole. We need
dclosure, need to be exhaustive. Remember back to then.
These are thw two sides of emotions. Left side is beahviourlists and cognitivists. The guys on the right
are people who are into Freudian traditional, phenomoenl0gical tradition. Two different groups.
Observation and collection of richly described instances. Needed for experimental science. More detail
to figure out the process.
Naturwissenschaft: search for laws. Left column of actions
Geistwissenschaft: meanings and mind. Right hand side of coolumns
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