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PSYCH 4540: Counseling Psychology

School: Ohio State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 17

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Unraveling Social Traps: Overfishing to International Conflicts
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Explore the concept of social traps, exemplified by the Tragedy of the Commons and its real-world implications like overfishing. Delve into mirror-image perceptions in scenarios such as sports rivalries and international conflicts, uncovering the root causes of negative stereotypes and hostilities. Discover the importance of fostering communication, empathy, and cooperation to break the cycle of negativity in various contexts.

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.

Conformity in Social Psychology: How Peer Pressure Shapes Our Choices
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Discover the powerful role of conformity in shaping human behavior. Through relatable scenarios, learn how our choices can be influenced by peer pressure and societal expectations. Understand the balance between adapting to social norms and preserving individuality.

Egocentrism Explored: Understanding and Overcoming Our Inward Focus
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Egocentrism, a cognitive bias, causes individuals to prioritize their perspectives, influencing decisions and interactions. Using relatable scenarios with college students and vacation planning, we examine how egocentrism operates and ways to challenge this bias through empathy and perspective-taking.

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.

Understanding Associative Learning: Key Concepts
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Discover the intricacies of associative learning in psychology. Differentiate between concepts like classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Gain insights into how our brains form patterns and shape responses based on experiences.

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