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PSYCH 243: Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 8

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Altruism: The True Essence of Unselfish Concern for Others
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Explore key terms related to unselfish concern for others' well-being. Understand the nuances between altruism, bystander intervention, and assuming responsibility. Conclude with the definitive answer to the concept embodying selfless concern.

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.

Deciphering Signal Detection Theory: Sensing Amid Noise
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Discover how Signal Detection Theory helps in identifying signals in a cluttered setting. This video unpacks its four key outcomes—Hit, Miss, False Alarm, and Correct Rejection—and explores its relevance in various perception processes like vision, smell, and absolute thresholds.

Generalization: From Learning to Universal Application
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Explore the concept of 'generalization' in behavior modification. Discover its significance in practical application, efficiency, and adaptability. Learn how skills learned in one context can be applied universally.

Pain Reflex Explained: Neurotransmitters Brain & Endocrine Response
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This video explores how sensory receptors neurotransmitters and various brain structures work together to detect and react to pain all within a fraction of a second. Dive deep into the role of the sensory cortex spinal cord thalamus amygdala and endocrine system in our immediate and automatic response to potential harm.

What three issues have engaged developmental psychologists?
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Developmental psychology explores human development from infancy to old age, addressing core issues of Nature versus Nurture, Continuity versus Discontinuity, and Stability versus Change, offering vital insights for education, parenting, and interventions.

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