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Welcome to CEP260! Dynamics of Personal Adjustment Instructor: Carolyn Hayter
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Agenda for Today: Ice Breaker Intro to Course Syllabus & Projects Break Group Discussion Chapter 1 Lecture Wrap-up, Coming Attractions, Questions
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Class Introductions What is your name? Where are you from? What year are you in school? What is your major? What was the best part of your Winter break?
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21 Questions!
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What is Psychology? The scientific study of behavior and mental processes The profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems Your ideas/opinions?
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This Class vs. Intro to Psychology? APPLICATION TO REAL LIFE!
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Psychology Focuses On: Behavior any overt (observable) response or activity by an organism Mental Processes cognitions, thoughts, feelings, wishes, etc. These are more difficult to study but have critical influences on behavior Physiological Processes physical phenomena that can affect behavior, such as neural impulses, hormonal secretions, and genetic coding
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What is Adjustment? Definition of Adjustment: The psychological processes through which people manage or cope with the demands and challenges of every day life Find a Partner: What are the challenges and demands connected with this point in the semester? Your ideas/opinions?
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Ways to Adapt Study Habits 1. Set a schedule 2. Find a place you can concentrate 3. Reward studying (caution) 4. Actively read 5. Get more out of lectures
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Syllabus & Projects
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Break! Please be back in 10 minutes
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Discussion Individual (2min), Pair (10min), Report (5min) Goal: to identify and recognize the impacts of adjustment on people Think of someone you know who is “well- adjusted”. Write down characteristics that define this person. Do the same for someone who is not “well-adjusted”.
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Characteristics of “well- adjusted” people
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who are NOT “well-adjusted”
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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CEP260_Chapter_1 - Welcome to CEP260! Dynamics of Personal...

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