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Schizophrenia and Dissociative Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #32

It’s perhaps the most stigmatized and misunderstood psychological disorder of them all, even among psychologists. Maybe because it’s pretty rare, affecting about 1% of the population, schizophrenia causes more anxiety in the media, in the public, and even in doctors’ offices than any other mental illness. As a result, its sufferers have often been shunned, […]

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Bayes in science and everyday life: Crash Course Statistics #25

Hi, I’m Adriene Hill, and Welcome back to Crash Course, Statistics. Bayesian Hypothesis Testing–or Bayesian Inference–is a great way to model the way we reason about things in everyday life. We collect evidence and experience and we use it to build our beliefs about the world. We collect information on whether certain facial expressions mean […]

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Polar Molecules Tutorial: How to determine polarity in a molecule

in which we will explore how bond polarity affects the polarity of a molecule so what is polarity? First molecules are neutral; the entire molecule has an equal amount of protons and electrons; with that in mind if the negative charge, the electrons in a molecule, are evenly distributed around the molecule, then it is […]

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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33

When Lauren was fifteen years old, her family moved across the country and she started going to a new school. Already shy, Lauren suffered from low self-confidence and had a hard time transitioning; nothing felt right and soon her changing body became a source of insecurity. Eventually, she began thinking that maybe if she lost […]

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Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #30

American psychologist, and professor of psychiatry, Kay Redfield Jamison, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on bipolar disorder. She’s spent her career researching, lecturing, and writing seminal books on the condition. A condition that she also happens to have had her entire adult life. In her memoir, “An Unquiet Mind,” Jamison details what it […]

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