Class Notes (837,539)
Canada (510,303)
Psychology (3,528)
PSY100H1 (1,637)

fundamental insights

7 Pages
Unlock Document

Michael Inzlicht

Jan 11 Fundamental Insights of Psychology Fundamental Insight #1: Reality is a story, told to us by our brains. Our brains are artists, not mirrors that reflect reality Our experiences do not reflect reality itself, but rather a constructionr representation of reality (our story). Implications: 1) This construction process involves a lot of guesswork filling in the gaps 2) This subjective representation occurs within the brain. We only have access to a limited subset of Reality The limitations of our sensory-perceptual system are due to: the sensitivity of our sensory mechanisms (each individual has different sensitivities; we do not experience this world as a whole. E.g. dogs sense of smell is much better) our attentional capacity is limited (there is only so much we can process at a given moment). Based on what one gets from the world, he tries to figure out whats going on till he arrives to perception (based on guess, most of the time it works, sometimes it does not). Perception is a process of creative story-telling and inference making. We have to fill in a lot of gaps.
More Less

Related notes for PSY100H1

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.