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PSYCH 270: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 13

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Understanding Alcohol: Depressant Effects on the Body
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Explore the characteristics of alcohol and its impact on the body in this video. Address common misconceptions about alcohol, including its classification as a stimulant, and learn why it is correctly categorized as a depressant due to its effects on neural activity and body function.

Behavior Therapy: Addressing & Resolving Behavioral Issues
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Discover the crucial role of therapists in addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Explore various therapy options and understand why cognitive, group, rational-emotive, and client-centered therapies may not be the right fit for everyone. Uncover the essence of behavior therapy, where therapists collaborate with patients to recognize and transform troublesome behaviors for a healthier future.

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.

DSM-5: The Dynamic Guide to Mental Disorders
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Explore the importance of the DSM-5 in psychology and psychiatry, serving as a comprehensive diagnostic tool. Understand its role in ensuring consistent diagnoses, guiding treatments, and its impact on research and insurance. Witness the DSM-5's evolving nature and its role in reducing stigma.

Influence Techniques: Compliance Strategies and Their Names
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Explore persuasion techniques such as Door-in-the-face, Foot-in-the-door, That's-not-all, and Not-so-free sample, commonly used in psychology, marketing, and sales, where only Foot-in-the-door initiates with a small request to enhance compliance with a larger one later based on the consistency principle.

Heather Sellers: Sensation vs. Perception in Face Blindness
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Explore the unique perspective of accomplished author and professor Heather Sellers as she shares her journey with prosopagnosia, a condition that highlights the distinction between sensation and perception. Discover how her fully functional sensory organs contrast with impaired cognitive processes, shedding light on the intricate relationship between sensing and interpreting the world around us.

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