UIUC PSYC 100 - written assignment two-Lori Santo (2 pages)

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University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
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Psyc 100 - Intro Psych

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Carolina Tovar Borrero D4 Lori Santo s talk about her research with monkeys was really insightful into how similar we are to the capuchin monkeys her and her team worked with In seeing the patterns of the monkeys with their economic situations it was easy to correlate those with our own human experiences Santo said she prefers to work with monkeys because they are very similar to people yet their stripped out of all their stuff meaning the complications that we as humans bring into research She compares the capuchins to infants in that they have no previous teachings and lack experience Santo talks about the monkey s theory of mind which was a subject covered in chapter 10 of our text book as a child s ability to understand other s perspective This was able to help the capuchins with their ability to understand which researcher was able to provide for them the best deal of their silver washers with the amount of food given Using the theory of mind the monkeys took in their options and evaluated them to the understanding that the researcher could and most likely would trick the monkeys into how much food they would be receiving after their payment It was interesting to hear Santo describe our human race as uniquely smart yet when under a specific circumstance the mistakes we make are anticipated Once we have reviewed our circumstance and are put under the same situation we are still likely to produce the same mistakes This immediately brought me to the connection of our current topics in chapter six and to E L Thorndike s law of effect Yet another law in psychology simply stating that if a behavior results in a reward we are more likely to continue that behavior when presented the same stimulus The experiment with the cat inside the box being tantalized with food outside of the box gave the cat options on how to retrieve its reward the food This is similar to the process of our human mind when deciding how to reach our reward which is the initial question in which



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