- Psychology Class Notes Exam Average 73 Exam Questions 1-60 Classical conditioning associating a stimulus with a bodily response(pairing

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Psychology – Class Notes – 2/17/09 Exam Average: 73% Exam Questions 1-60 Classical conditioning associating a stimulus with a bodily response (pairing Conditioned stimulus conditioned response) RESEARCH PROJECT Kelli McCune Personality perceptions research Carnegie Room 100 7-9 P.M * With behavioral therapy What happened in the past before the conditioning has taken place is NOT IMPORTANT/RELEVANT to the present day “abnormal behavior” problem behavioral therapists only care about the present behavior and present problems WE WILL BE GIVEN A 3-5% BUMP ( CURVE ) REMEMBER : If a topic was NOT covered in class and it is NOT on the review sheet, it probably is NOT going to be on the test (not really that important) What’s MOST important is what was covered in class Biomedical Model – Physiology Family physicians Prescribe the MOST antidepressants The vast majority of problems that family physicians deal with are Physicians will prescribe medication/antidepressants in great frequency Monoamine Oxidase – MAO An important endogenous enzyme responsible for the metabolic breakdown of monoamines , such as serotonin, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. Monoamine oxidase is found in many tissues, but especially in the liver and nervous system. Antidepressants effects were discovered by accident Originally used to treat tuberculosis, but improved people’s moods Found 3 different classes of antidepressants (came about randomly): Tricyclics (antidepressants)
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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) SSRIs Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors All three are in use today 1. Tricyclics tend to block the reuptake of norepinephrine in the presynaptic nerve a. The norepinephrine cannot be reuptake boosts the amount of norepniephrine activity b. The inhibitors are prevented from doing their job (like the MAO 2. SSRIs – block the reuptake of serotonin The drugs have side effects because the drug is not specifically targeted towards very specific receptors Primary side effects: 1. Tricyclics – can take 2-6 weeks to take effect, but the side effects are felt immediately (not good) a. Dry mouth b. Feelings of sedation c. Gastrointestinal i. Constipation d. Weight gain 2.
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2009 for the course PSYCH 170 taught by Professor Wise during the Spring '08 term at Allegheny.

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- Psychology Class Notes Exam Average 73 Exam Questions 1-60 Classical conditioning associating a stimulus with a bodily response(pairing

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