Preoperational stage – Intro to Psychology
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Preoperational stage – Intro to Psychology

So, continuing with cognitive development and Piaget stages, we’re going to move on to childhood development. Here we the preoperational stage, this covers the preschool years, from about 2 to 6 depending on the person. So, what makes something preoperational? To answer that, we need to know what operational is. An operation is a mental […]

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What to Talk About on a Date

Our initial impulse might be to pick up on a current event, some detail of the environment or a few impressive things about our careers. But if a date is at heart an audition for the emotional capacities required for the success of a long-term relationship, the real purpose of conversation must be to try […]

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Module 0 Lecture 1 Part 3
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Module 0 Lecture 1 Part 3

In the previous lecture, we asked you to think about a whole bunch of questions, so let’s go ahead and discuss them. The first question we asked you to think about is what is mathematics? Well if you look at the dictionary meaning of mathematics, it says that mathematics is “the study of numbers, and […]

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Examples of bias – Intro to Psychology
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Examples of bias – Intro to Psychology

Did you have any of these as your answers. Nationality perhaps, ethnicity, college. For example, seeing those who went to Central Michigan University as an out group if you went to Western Michigan University. Or perhaps a fraternity or sorority. Even gender Gangs and cliques at school, are all examples of potential in-group/out-group bias.

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Disinhibitory effect of alcohol – Intro to Psychology
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Disinhibitory effect of alcohol – Intro to Psychology

Alcohol has what’s known as a disinhibitory effect. This disinhibition means that people are going to do things when they’re drinking that they wouldn’t normally do. That’s what we mean by risky behaviors when people are intoxicated they’ll do things they wouldn’t do when they’re sober. This could be why people get into so much […]

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