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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC18H3
Professor
G Cupchik
Semester
Winter

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PSYC18H3 Lecture 1 Notes January 12 , 2012 Where are we now? (Themes) - Where’re we now in our lives in terms of friendships, social status, relationships - Where’re we now in our work in terms of - Where’re we now in our science? Following or thinking critically? Locating ourselves in space/time - Space: Logs of 10 out into space and into the microscopic world, how insignificant everything is. - Time: History: (not included in lecture version) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5w4amBlHj4 - This is a sample of twitter traffic for one month before and after political action that took place on May 15, 2012, in Spain. th - You see the small amount of connections prior to that and the explosion on the 15 . The video is made by people working on complex systems and high-performance computation at an institute in Zragoza called BiFi (BioFisica). They are serious. o How communication has changed in our society o During a political action, the communication among those involved are increased drastically Existentially - We haven’t been here a long time as a species - We should think critically about experiments and ideas (His example: interpreting the bible) - Existentially: Define yourself by what you do, thrown into a life and we adapt o (e.g. Trans-genders feel like they are thrown into a body that is not their own) - Different notions of worlds o Umwelt (German): surrounding physical/organic world o Mitwelt: World with others o Eigenwelt: Relationship with oneself Where are we now? - Chauvee cave? - Ideas of values moving slowly: It’s for all generations, older generations don’t want to adopt new philosophies - The ideas your parents or grandparents hold have persisted over many many years - Things are changing more rapidly: Industrial revolution, stability is disappearing, self-doubt (Who am I?) - Internet: Time and space collapse, the world is everywhere now, time used to be past, space used to be over “there”, now we are in space and time together as a whole PSYC18H3 Lecture 1 Notes Januar
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