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PSYCH 212: Introduction to Developmental Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 14

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René Descartes and Reflexes: Understanding Nerve Pathways in Our Body
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Uncover the philosophical origins of nerve pathways and reflexes. Discover how René Descartes shaped our understanding of the body's automatic responses. Differentiate his contributions from other famous thinkers.

Stress Unfolded: Hans Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome
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Explore Hans Selye's groundbreaking General Adaptation Syndrome, detailing the body's three-stage response to stress. Learn about the physiological reactions in each stage, from alarm to exhaustion. Grasp the importance of managing chronic stress and its potential health implications.

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Intro to Psychology: Biopsychology Fundamentals

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This video explores basic biopsychology, unraveling the complex connections between the brain, behavior, and sensory perception. It examines key brain regions, neurotransmitters, and hormones that govern human thoughts and emotions

Risk Factors Unveiled: What Amplifies Chances of Major Depression & Bi
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Discover the factors influencing the risk of major depression and bipolar disorder. Unpack the roles of genetic predisposition, family history, and life events in mental health. Learn why a biological family connection stands out as the most significant risk factor.

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.

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