Class Notes - 12-3-07

Class Notes - 12-3-07 - Psychology Class Notes 12/3/07 WHAT...

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Psychology – Class Notes – 12/3/07 WHAT ABOUT NOTES, TEST GRADE??? “Alternative” Treatments – Treatments that are used in place of or complementary to traditional biological treatments o FDA does regulate food and supplement industry – “This item has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration” MEDITATION Richard Davidson - He has had a collaboration with the Dolli Lama (he is a consultant) o He puts people who have undertaken meditation – o Lifelong meditators, novice meditators o EEG differences among the groups o Findings: Found that meditators to those who have never meditated before – different brain areas in areas dealing with emotion Meditators show a specific patterns of brain activity on the EEG Meditators have improved immune responses to stress o BASCIALLY, Richard Davidson is a highly regarded scientist using empirical methods that there seems to be a physiological benefit beyond “just feeling calm, relaxed” – focused relaxation – some sort of benefit versus sitting and being quiet – this research is in its infancy. LIGHT THERAPY
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Sarahconklin during the Fall '07 term at Allegheny.

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