Here is another post full of quotes from the TA for my Psychology class. We had a review session today for the exam, and he was so funny. Haha, hope you enjoy.
In regards to the disaster that resulted in our professor explaining operant conditioning, "It was a hilarious disaster, I even laughed at one point, and I’m a jerk."
"I'm a bacon fan....you can probably tell."
Talking about positive punishment, "Classic example is your parents spanking you, which is ghetto."
Talking about ADD, "ADD kids don’t have a hard time paying attention. I mean, stick them in front of Grand Theft Auto and they’ll be there like, 9 hours later"
Again about ADD, "Say I have ADD. I finally focus on math, the teacher says it’s time for spelling, and I can’t do it. I’m still in Math-land and I can’t get to Spelling-land…it’s a long trip."
Regarding the sunk-cost effect (which is basically you stick something out, even if staying with is is a bad decision because you invested time, money, or effort in it), "Recently, I went to this concert of this artist I really like, Chris Cornell. You haven’t heard of him cuz I’m an old freakin' dude."
Again regarding the sunk-cost effect, "Dude, if people didn’t get married here because of sunk cost, nobody would be married."
Regarding the theory of g and Spearman, the guy who 'discovered' it (g standing for "general intelligence"), "How'd this guy get in a textbook? Really, just throw in a letter and he's famous. Complete rubbish..."
"I don't like the triarchic theory. It stinks."
“I’m kind of an evil person…I mean, I drink Mountain Dew.” [which makes me mega-evil...I love Mountain Dew]
When talking about how your brain is consciously making decisions before you realize it, he used the example of when a deer runs in front of your car, “You’re probably going to swerve before you say, ‘What the frek [no, that's not misspelled] that’s a deer.’ And if you’re a good person, you will say 'frek.'"
About circadian rhythms, “Your internal body clock; and if you don’t think it exists fly to Europe…" *whispers* "...it sucks.”
Regarding how people born blind dream, but not visually, "So, you have a dream about like, ice cream and stuff…" *gets really excited* "...I don’t know what this looks like, but it’s delicious!"
Haha, it just made me laugh. On the way back from that review session, it was about 8:00, and extremely dark outside. I was getting scared walking back, because the Stairs from Hell in the dark are terrifying. There are trees all over, and there are signs on trails that pass through the stairs that say, 'Don't walk this path alone at night.' Creepy. So, I saw this guy (and I knew he was kind of a safe guy because he was a student, and (sad as this is) he was more 'academic' looking...a.k.a. nerdy) and followed kind of close behind him. He kept glancing back behind him at me, and I'm sure he thought I was some kind of freak stalking him or something, but I figured, "Hey, if I run into a hobo, this guy will be my saving grace because he'll hear me scream and call the cops." But nothing happened, which was a relief. :)