10 FACTS about PSYCHOLOGY - Listening & Vocabulary

STEP 1 STUDY THESE KEYWORDS

  • Behaviour (n) : The way that someone acts
  • Mental (adj) : Relating to the mind, or involving the process of thinking
  • Physical (adj) : Relating to the body
  • Multitasking (n) : A person’s ability to do more than one thing at a time
  • Perspective (n) : A particular way of considering something
  • Unconscious (adj) : In the state of not being awake
  • Trust your gut (idiom) : follow your feelings
  • Hard drive (n) : A part of a computer that reads information on a hard disk, or a separate device that can be connected to a computer in order to do this
  • Pattern  (n) : A particular way in which something is done, is organized, or happens

STEP 2 : WATCH THE VIDEO AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

  1. According to Dunbar’s number, how many people can you maintain a stable social relationship with?
  2. What is it in our brain that pushes us to want things?
  3. Does the video suggest that we make decisions consciously or unconsciously?
  4. What do mirror neurons make us do?
  5. Can you restate the 10 facts?

STEP 3 : DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS WITH A LANGUAGE PARTNER OR LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW

  1. Did you know about any of these facts?
  2. Which fact is the most surprising?
  3. How long to you think about your options before making an important decision?