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PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 65

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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.

Freud vs. Neural Activation: The Intriguing Theories Behind Dreaming
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Understand Freud's perspective on dreams as manifestations of unconscious desires and conflicts. Contrast this with the Neural Activation Theory, which links dreaming to random neural activity during REM sleep. Discuss the criticisms and nuances of both theories in modern psychology.

Ilardi's TLC: Transforming Mental Health Through Lifestyle Changes
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Discover the transformative approach to mental well-being by Stephen Ilardi, focusing on natural lifestyle changes. Explore the power of physical activity, Omega-3 fatty acids, sunlight exposure, and nurturing social connections. Elevate your holistic health with Ilardi's Therapeutic Lifestyle Change.

Demystifying Neural Pruning: Brain Efficiency and Growth
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Discover the essential process of neural pruning in brain development, distinct from creating new connections, managing neural waste, or increasing brain weight. Uncover how this natural "clean-up" refines our neural network, making our brains more efficient in processing information. Explore the impact of neural pruning on cognitive growth and the interaction between genetics and environment in brain development.

Understanding Attribution: From Disposition to Situation
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Explore the concept of attributing behaviors to internal characteristics versus external situations. Understand how we often lean towards dispositional attributions, even when external factors are significant. Discover the essence of correspondence bias and its role in our daily interpretations.

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.

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