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I. Four Attitudes of A Scientific Approach II. The Nervous System---Neural Communication A. The Reflex Arc B. Parts of a Neuron C. From One Neuron to Another: Synaptic Transmission D. Some Key Neurotransmitters
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Four Attitudes of A Scientific Approach 1. Curiosity --ask questions even about seemingly mundane things 1. Skepticism --question what many people accept as true; negotiate fact vs. assumption 1. Objectivity --evaluating empirical research and theories on their own merits --not biased or using preconceived notions
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Four Attitudes of A Scientific Approach 1. Critical thinking --evaluating evidence completely, asking yourself ‘how do you know what you know’ about a certain topic
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NEXT TOPIC: PHYSIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR History/ 7 Perspectives Psychoanalytic : Behaviorist : Humanistic : Cognitive : Biological : Evolutionary : Social/Cultural :
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The nervous system: gathers info, decides on a course of action, and responds… Simple ex: I feel something hot reflex pulls me away 3 NEURAL PATHWAYS Sensory neurons -- a fferent (a
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