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Introduction to Psychology

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    1. Theories of Abnormal Behavior
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    In this introductory lesson, psychology students go back in time, reviewing how various civilizations across the ages dealt with abnormal behavior.

    In this introductory lesson, psychology students go back in time, reviewing how various civilizations across the ages dealt with abnormal behavior.

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    2. Positive and Negative Correlations
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    In this basic psychology lesson, learn about positive and negative correlations, how to interpret data, and understand the relationships between variables.

    In this basic psychology lesson, learn about positive and negative correlations, how to interpret data, and understand the relationships between variables.

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    3. Reviewing the Scientific Method
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    In this lesson, review each part of the scientific method, and learn how to create and test a hypothesis for research, publish results, and form theories.

    In this lesson, review each part of the scientific method, and learn how to create and test a hypothesis for research, publish results, and form theories.

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    4. Psychology and the Law
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    What are the differences among mental illness, insanity, and competency? In this psychology lesson, learn how criminals are judged based on psychological state.

    What are the differences among mental illness, insanity, and competency? In this psychology lesson, learn how criminals are judged based on psychological state.

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    5. Lateralization and Handedness
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    In this psychology lesson, learn how the two halves of the brain work together—and separately—and the pros and cons of being a lefty or a righty.

    In this psychology lesson, learn how the two halves of the brain work together—and separately—and the pros and cons of being a lefty or a righty.

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Alla K
Such an amazing lady she is.
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Emiel d
Hi Dr. LIsa, Could creativity be a function or cause of the whole picture processing of the right brain? Also creativity from the research I have done it seems that the brain recruits several brain areas from both hemispheres to perform creative problem solving. What are you thoughts on this?
Dr. Lisa
It appears that the right brain is more "big picture" and the left brain is more "picky details", and a lot of creativity seems to be seeing things in a different way, so it's indeed possible that a brain that is more "flexible" in processing can be more creative.
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Maria P
Hi Dr. Lisa. Is there any research you would recommend on how to develop the right side brain features? I seem to be very bad at everything the right hemisphere is responsible for.
Dr. Lisa
My best suggestion is to practice! Practice reading maps or doing simple spatial puzzles, learn to play a musical instrument or take singing lessons ("tone deaf" isn't a permanent thing for many people), just keep trying. Our brain is more flexible than we often think, and practice even in adults can make permanent changes.
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Chris M
Love the Science of Psychology. Thanks for the lessons. You are awesome.
Dr. Lisa
You're very welcome!
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