Browsing All posts tagged under »AP Psychology«

How to Implant False Memories

September 19, 2019


This isn’t really a how-to guide, but this is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus explaining how people can be manipulated so easily. has a great longform read on Loftus and false memories that I suggest that you read if you’re interested in this topic. Advertisements

The Fate Of Baby Albert Discovered!

September 9, 2019


I always wondered what happened to him, and apparently so did some people with some serious time on their hands. The identity of Baby Albert was determined to be Douglas Merritte, who sadly died at age six from “water on the brain.” After getting hold of his medical records, they learned that Douglas suffered from a […]

Fatal Familial Insomnia

August 23, 2019


I believe that I’ve mentioned this disorder during class. Fatal Familial Insomnia, or FFI, is a prion disorder of the brain much like mad cow disease. The prions eat away at brain tissue and form small holes in the areas controlling sleep — specifically REM sleep (for more on which area controls what, please reference the […]

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August 20, 2019

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TBI Isn’t Just Phineas: Meet Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller

August 16, 2019


So much attention has been given to Phineas Gage (and rightfully so) that it’s easy to lose sight of others who have been impacted by traumatic brain injury. This is Jacob Miller. Miller was wounded by a bullet on September 19th, 1863 at the Battle of Chicamagua. By a tremendous stroke of luck, whoever shot […]

A Careful Examination Of Gage And Plasticity

August 16, 2019


Here’s the article that I was talking about in regards to if Gage’s personality ever adjusted itself to his injuries. From the site: The documentary evidence Kotowicz begs to differ: However, after examining closely the accounts of Phineas Gage as given by the doctors who knew him, Harlow and Bigelow, one must conclude that the […]

Explaining Your AP Psych Test Curve

August 14, 2019


If the College Board is reasonable enough to understand that you’re not going to be perfect on AP Exams, so am I. Your tests are graded on an AP style curve based on the curve calculator found here: Average FRQ scores (a 4) were inputted into that portion of the calculator. The grading scale […]