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Kinesiology 1088A/B Chapter Notes -Virtual Reality


Department
Kinesiology
Course Code
Kinesiology 1088A/B
Professor
Bob Larose

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1. Stimulus Seeking
Humans exhibit needs beyond the satisfaction of basic physiological drives
NEEDS: ACTIVITY
CURIOSITY
MANIPULATION
EXPLORATION
PHYSICAL CONTACT
These drive all provide an impetus for us to investigate and manipulate our
environment
We tend to be attracted by unusual or striking characteristics which
stimulate our sense organs
2. Optimal levels of arousal theories
Physiological arousal or tension (psyched)
Sensory stimulation (virtual reality)
Psychological complexity (puzzles, anagrams, find a figure books)
1. simplification principle
repetition produces less arousal, less complexity, less stimulation
& more adaptation
results in reduced motivation on daily basis (i.e. same drills in
practice or long schedules in many sports, baseball, hockey,
basketball
3. Sensory Deprivation
Isolation and reduction of most environmental stimulation
Results in disorientation and mental stress (form of torture)
4. Novalty
Use of novelty creates selective attention and speeds learning (e.g. example
in class)
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