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PSY 3315: Abnormal Psychology

School: Texas State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 7

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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.

Conformity in Social Psychology: How Peer Pressure Shapes Our Choices
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Discover the powerful role of conformity in shaping human behavior. Through relatable scenarios, learn how our choices can be influenced by peer pressure and societal expectations. Understand the balance between adapting to social norms and preserving individuality.

Generalization: From Learning to Universal Application
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Explore the concept of 'generalization' in behavior modification. Discover its significance in practical application, efficiency, and adaptability. Learn how skills learned in one context can be applied universally.

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.

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.

Unraveling Motivation: How Different Perspectives Shape Our Drive
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Unpack the different psychological perspectives on motivation, from biological drives to socio-cultural influences. Understand how internal and external factors shape our desire and commitment. Explore the roles of conscious and unconscious elements in motivating behavior.

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