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PSYCH 221: Introduction to Social Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 28

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How Do We Assign Reasons to Life Events? Unraveling Attributional Styl
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Explore the psychological concept of Attributional Style and how individuals attribute reasons for life events. Learn the difference between optimistic and pessimistic explanations. Discover how this concept impacts our self-perception and reactions to outcomes.

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.

Deism Explained: Enlightenment Belief in a Non-Intervening Creator
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Explore the tenets of deism, a philosophical perspective from the Enlightenment that emphasizes belief in a creator who doesn't intervene in the universe's affairs. Delve into its rise alongside scientific inquiry and its influential proponents, such as Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin.

The Cognitive Unconscious: Silent Shaper of Thoughts
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Unravel the workings of the cognitive unconscious and its influential role in our daily lives. Learn how it silently steers our thoughts, behaviors, and preferences. Discover the power of the cognitive unconscious in both routine tasks and complex decisions.

Mastering Memory: Effortful Processing Techniques for Deep Understandi
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Explore the techniques of effortful processing to improve memory retention and understanding. Learn strategies like chunking, mnemonic devices, and spaced repetition. Understand the essence of actively engaging with material for lasting knowledge.

Ester's Mystery: Binocular Cues & Selective Attention
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Ester's perception is influenced by binocular cues aiding in depth judgement. Her decision to investigate hinges on signal detection theory discerning significance in stimuli. Her actions are swayed by perceptual set based on past experiences and her balance managed by the vestibular sense comes into play. The gate-control theory sheds light on her pain perception after the fall.

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