PreparED Study Materials

PSY 380: PSY 380

School: University of Texas at Austin

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 3

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Unlocking the Science: How Superstitious Behavior Takes Root in Our Mi
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Explore the intriguing science behind superstitious behavior. Discover how accidental timing of rewards influences our beliefs and actions. From Pavlov's dogs to lucky shirts, uncover the psychology of coincidences and their effects on our actions.

First Video In Our Three Part Series for Midterms

Behaviorism to Consciousness: A Deep Look into Learning and Memory

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This video offers a comprehensive exploration into the realms of behaviorism, classical and operant conditioning, and observational learning, punctuated by luminaries like Pavlov and Bandura. Dive deeper into cognitive learning and how figures like Piaget have revolutionized understanding. Learn the intricacies of memory—from encoding to retrieval, and its pitfalls. Finally, delve into consciousness, from daily wakefulness to altered states induced by meditation or drugs. It's a holistic guide t

Proximity: The Situational Key to Human Attraction
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Explore the factors that shape human attraction, from inherent traits like appearance and personality to situational factors like proximity. Understand why we're often drawn to those who are similar or close to us. Discover how circumstances influence the dynamics of attraction.

Understanding Alcohol: Depressant Effects on the Body
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Explore the characteristics of alcohol and its impact on the body in this video. Address common misconceptions about alcohol, including its classification as a stimulant, and learn why it is correctly categorized as a depressant due to its effects on neural activity and body function.

Behavior Therapy Explained: Techniques & Comparisons with Other Approa
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Discover the nuances of behavior therapy and its distinct approaches. Compare it with psychodynamic and humanistic therapies. A comprehensive guide to understanding behavioral change techniques.

Understanding Thorndike's Law of Effect: Behavioral Outcomes Defined
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Explore Edward Thorndike's foundational Law of Effect, illustrating how favorable consequences influence behavior repetition. Contrast this principle with other behavioral concepts like operant conditioning and shaping for a complete understanding.

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