PSYCH 2004 Lecture 13

PSYCH 2004 Lecture 13 - I. Drugs, cont. A. Caffeine B....

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I. Drugs, cont. A. Caffeine B. Tolerance and Withdrawal I. Memory: What It Is A. 3 Steps – Encoding, Storage, Retrieval B. Information Processing Model C. An Alternative: Levels of Processing Approach III. Memory Is Fragile
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Marijuana THC is active ingredient binds to areas throughout body, including canniboid receptors in the brain psychological effects include pleasure, impaired memory, time distortion, loss of motor skills addictive? – not physically, like nicotine, cocaine, and many other drugs are marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogens than does tobacco smoke, and it can impair the immune system If you want more info, try http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/marijuana.html
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mild stimulant, generally accepted (duh) effects not simple probably multiple pathways involved: mesolimbic (dopamine), and something else psychological effects at low doses can be positive (energy), and at higher doses negative (hostiliy, bad mood)… increases blood pressure, and can significantly
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Spring '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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PSYCH 2004 Lecture 13 - I. Drugs, cont. A. Caffeine B....

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