The Summer You Read Proust

by Philip Terman

Remember the summer you read Proust?
In the hammock tied to the apple trees
your daughters climbed, their shadows
merging with the shadows of the leaves
spilling onto those long arduous sentences,
all afternoon and into the evening—robins,
jays, the distant dog, the occasional swaying,
the way the hours rocked back and forth,
that gigantic book holding you in its woven nest—
you couldn’t get enough pages, you wished
that with every turning a thousand were added,
the words falling you into sleep, the sleep
waking you into words, the summer you read
Proust, which lasted the rest of your life.


What is Intelligence?

  • Intelligence: mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
  • It’s a socially constructed concept that differs from culture to culture.
  • Controversies on intelligence: 1. Whether it is one overall ability or many, and 2. Whether neuroscientists can locate and measure intelligence within the brain.
  • To reify intelligence is to treat it as though it were a real object, not an abstract concept.
  • Most psychologists now define intelligence as the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and adapt to new situations.

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Psychology: Crazys, that honestly need help, who helped created this fucking ciriculum that I cry to pretty much everynight.

B.F. Skinner: A radical behaviorist, he developed the theory of operant conditioning – the idea that behavior is determined by its consequences, be they reinforcements or punishments, which make it more or less likely that the behavior will occur again.

E.L. Thorndike: Through his work and theories, Thorndike became strongly associated with the American school of thought known as functionalism. He is well known for the puzzle boxes he built for cats to escape from.

Albert Bandura: According to the social learning theory there are some necessary traits that are to be adopted while learning in a social situation, these traits are attention, retention, reproduction, motivation and self-regulation. He was responsible for the Bobo doll experiments.

Max Wertheimer: Gestalt psychology formed partly as a reaction to the atomism of the structuralist school of thought. Unlike structuralism, which focused on breaking down mental processes into their smallest possible parts, Gestalt psychology took a holistic approach. According to the Gestalt thinkers, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Abraham Maslow: Created the hierarchy of needs. Starting with physiological it then goes to security, social, esteem, and finally self-actualization.

Wolfgang Kohler:  Kohler attempted to prove that animals arrive at a solution through insight rather than trial and error. His first experiments with dogs and cats involved food being placed on the other side of a barrier.

Harry Harlow: He conducted experiments on the social development of young monkeys. Harlow’s work instead demonstrated the absolute importance of developing safe, secure, and supportive emotional bonds with caregivers during early childhood.

Lewis Terman:  Terman’s Stanford-Binet IQ tests (later called Stanford Achievement Tests) became a common measurement used in public schools, job aptitude, and military induction tests.

Ivan Pavlov: Considered the inspiration for Behaviourism, his work on classical conditioning with dogs was the foundation for the era where external actions were more highly valued than intrinsic factors.

John Watson (if i hear one Sherlock or John-Lock shit I will kill all of you): He is considered the father of Behaviourism. Working on stimulus conditioning he is most remembered for the unethical “Baby Albert” experiments. Mistress guy.

Wilhelm Wundt:  He founded modern psychology and was associated with the theoretical perspective known as structuralism, which involves describing the structures that compose the mind. He believed that psychology was the science of conscious experience and that trained observers could accurately describe thoughts, feelings, and emotions through a process known as introspection.

Sigmund Freud: Founder of psychoanalysis, he began dream interpretations as a legitimate psychological step. He introduced the Id, Ego, and Superego as well as psychosexual stages. Cocaine addict. (we will have a few posts on him later)

Hermann Ebbinghaus: Hermann Ebbinghaus was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory, and is known for his discovery of the forgetting curve and the spacing effect. HOUSEY, can’t store ish

Alfred Binet: pioneer in intelligence (IQ) tests, designed a test to identify slow learners in need of help-not applicable in the U.S. because it was too culture-bound (French)

Robert Sternberg: intelligence; devised the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence (academic problem-solving, practical, and creative)

Howard Gardner: devised theory of multiple intelligences: logical-mathematic, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, linguistic, musical, interpersonal, naturalistic

Charles Spearman: intelligence; found that specific mental talents were highly correlated, concluded that all cognitive abilities showed a common core which he labeled ‘g’ (general ability)

Over 900 followers omg!!!!

I don’t feel like waiting for 1000, so I’ll just do one of those “follow these people” thingies and I’ll update it if need be. offensivebeachsjw-is-bullshitstraight-white-male-thoughtssjwfailgod-you-stupid-feministszoobekinunintelligent-pizzatuhmblr-logicwearesocialjusticeworriersfuc-kintiredofyoursjwbullshitriffraffismydaddy thumbbkinthe-official-soviet-uniontermanal-velocityolliewillemoraldivageneralfishthe-jimmies-rustle-softlysjw-hellthe-unpopular-opinionsfellowship-of-the-patriarchyanti-radfemjustfeministhingsforce-to-be-rektsjwmadnessihatestupidshitswtffeministsprincess-roxxifeminismisfuckingstupidcrashingtublrwihtnosurvivorsareyouactuallyhavingfunimaginarybatmanpatri-archie-comicssuperprivilegedshitlordthis-is-cthulhu-privilegemoreprivilegedthanyoupencils-and-sketchbookschanelstraightjacketgood-night-sjwsiamyourtriggermakebelieveballroomreal-tired-of-yalls-shitlet-me-take-a-pikachuanti-feminist-rayquazawhy-we-dont-need-feminismtcutshawequality-knows-no-hateallahs-lil-infidelvodkaandsjwsanti-feminism-pro-catstheultimatesjwlion-against-sjwresistingmobmentalitydogs-against-sjwcrush-the-matriarchyilikechildren–friedjustsocialjusticewarriorthingshardboiledoldmenilikemyownopinionsocialmediasocratesbrbcheckingmyprivilegehikikomori1995siryouarebeingmockedthe-antifeminist-atheistfuck-no-bullshitnooneneedsfeminismcringepicstw-evanciswhitethingenderofthedayugh-sjwsotherkinpickuplinesyou-feminist-idiotsximbatmanshhhwtfsocialjusticewomenagainstwomynwheel-skellingtontoothpastenotpoliticsredchanitthatsreallyproblematictakingofforionsbeltrape-and-pillaging-the-internetspecialsnowflakesanonymousotherkin-bullshitoppressing-all-womynsmakingfunofbullshitjuztgurlythingztriggerwarning-humanityfortyninerwizardfirstworldfeminism @feminismshmeminism feminism-is-not-helpingcishetwhiteoppressor There might be a couple of inactive blogs on here though. Hope you find some cool people to follow! :)

It is evident, therefore, that one of the most fundamental problems of psychology is that of investigating the laws of mental growth. When these laws are known, the door of the future will in a measure be opened; determination of the child’s present status will enable us to forecast what manner of adult he will become.
—  ― Lewis Terman

Okay, I wasn’t expecting this so soon, but thank you all so much! This is a pretty big deal!

So as promised, my follow forever:

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Thank you again!

If you’re not on this list and think you should be, let me know, as I probably just missed you. It’s a lot of names to go through!

I love termanal-velocity because they make posts that actually try to get the antisjw community to be a bit more introspective and it never fails that an asshole antisjw will assume they’re an sjw, insult them, and completely ignore their point because they don’t like it, most likely because they know they’re a part of that problem termanal brings light to.

But it doesn’t stop them and I respect that. I wish more people were like them because this place could use it.