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PSCH 242: Introduction to Research in Psychology

School: University of Illinois at Chicago

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Primary Visual Cortex (V1): Decoding Our Visual Brain
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Explore the essential role of the primary visual cortex, Area V1, in processing our visual world. Understand its location in the occipital lobe and its interactions with structures like the thalamus. Uncover the intricate stages that make vision possible.

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.

Unraveling Motivation: How Different Perspectives Shape Our Drive
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Unpack the different psychological perspectives on motivation, from biological drives to socio-cultural influences. Understand how internal and external factors shape our desire and commitment. Explore the roles of conscious and unconscious elements in motivating behavior.

Unlocking Maturation's Impact on Memory and Development
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Explore the fascinating process of maturation and its role in shaping physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Discover how genetic predispositions and environmental experiences intertwine to influence this journey. Uncover the connection between maturation and infantile amnesia, shedding light on the mechanisms behind early childhood memory formation.

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.

Explicit vs. Implicit Memory: Understanding Their Roles
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Explore the nuances of Explicit and Implicit Memories. While Explicit Memory acts as our factual database and life's scrapbook, Implicit Memory operates subtly, influencing our actions through past experiences. Delve into their subtypes, from Episodic and Semantic to Procedural, Priming, and Conditioning.

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