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PSY 228: Personality Psychology

School: Southern Connecticut State University

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Neural Networks Unraveled: The Growth Patterns Explained in Depth
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Discover the captivating science of how neural networks evolve in complexity. Learn about the intricate processes, like dendritic branching, that shape our nervous system. From neural connections to performing tasks, understand the beauty of neuroscience.

Decoding Color Afterimages: Unraveling Hering's Opponent-Process Theor
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Uncover the mystery behind reversed-color afterimages and how our eyes decode them. Explore the role of cones and the importance of Hering's opponent-process theory. Break down other vision theories and their relevance to our color perception.

Demystifying Neural Pruning: Brain Efficiency and Growth
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Discover the essential process of neural pruning in brain development, distinct from creating new connections, managing neural waste, or increasing brain weight. Uncover how this natural "clean-up" refines our neural network, making our brains more efficient in processing information. Explore the impact of neural pruning on cognitive growth and the interaction between genetics and environment in brain development.

Groupthink vs. Group Polarization: Navigating Group Decision Dynamics
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Examine the concepts of groupthink and group polarization in group decision-making. Learn how the drive for harmony can overshadow critical thought, and how group discussions can intensify biases. Discover ways to maintain diverse thought and prevent extreme views.

Functionalism in Psychology: Understanding Thoughts & Behaviors
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Explore the principles of functionalistic psychology, from its emphasis on understanding the purpose behind our thoughts and behaviors to its integration of pragmatism and evolutionary perspectives. Discover how context, individual differences, and a holistic approach play pivotal roles in this psychological framework.

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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