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PSYCH 270: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

School: Pennsylvania State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 3

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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.

Differences in Concrete and Formal Operational Thinking
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This video explores Jean Piaget's theories of child development, specifically focusing on Concrete Operational and Formal Operational Thinking stages and illustrating their distinctions through the Pendulum Experiment.

From Arousal to Emotion: Understanding the Two-Factor Theory
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Discover the concept of physiological arousal and how various psychological theories interpret it into emotions. Learn about the role of context in defining our emotions through the Two-Factor Theory. Grasp the significance of cognitive labeling in different scenarios.

The Olfactory System: Linking Scents to Emotions & Memories
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Discover the intricacies of our olfactory system and how it connects to emotions and memories. Learn how odorant molecules interact with receptors and influence brain regions. Grasp why certain smells can evoke powerful feelings or vivid recollections.

The Prisoner's Dilemma: Cooperation vs. Self-Interest
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Discover the complexities of the prisoner's dilemma, a cornerstone scenario in game theory. Delve into the tensions between mutual cooperation and individual self-interest, and the consequences that emerge from these decisions. Grasp the inherent conflict between pursuing personal advantages and the broader benefits of collaboration.

Proximity: The Situational Key to Human Attraction
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Explore the factors that shape human attraction, from inherent traits like appearance and personality to situational factors like proximity. Understand why we're often drawn to those who are similar or close to us. Discover how circumstances influence the dynamics of attraction.

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