Psychology Lecture Notes

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology Lecture Notes September 6 2007 The brain The mind Learning Clinical issues Phycho surgery- brain surgery in the absence of ovious organic damage Moniz(1935)- Radical prefrontal lobotomy has calming effect on violent emotional behaviour in chimps Moniz has supervised about 100 preforntal lobos. Over the next 20 years 40.000 in the us alone Simple procedure.. ice pick performed on out patient bais Preformal lobes control emotions Therefore they separate from the rest of the brain Calming effect that destroys emotions o Brain surgery- absence of obvious organic damage - Moniz 1935; Radical prefrontal (behind eyeballs) lobotomy has calming effect on violent behaviour in chimps; - over next 20 years 40,000 in US alone for anxiety or depression. No positive effect. - Simple procedure 5 min...Ice-picked by family doctor...no anaesthetic - Prefrontal lobes control emotion. Therefore separate from the rest of brain. - Patients become more docile, apathetic, severe blunting of emotion, intellectual problems, can be terminal (1-4%) -Similar surgery still done today: Cingulotomy September 11 Next Time: History and Methods Read: Finish Chapter 1 Course Outline Announcements Student Development Centre...esp 270 UCC Monday- Fri 9:30-12:30 Drop-in sessions Sdc.uwo.ca/learning Preparing for MC exams Sept 13 4:30-5:30 HSB 236 FREE Strategies for Psych 020 Sept 26 5:30-6:30 WSC 55 FREE Psychology Resource Room SSC 3115 Help Room Mon-Fri 10-3pm Psych 020 Info Boards-Postings for room assignments for exams WebCT siteavailable next week http://webct.uwo.ca Psychology sitehttp://psychology.uwo.ca (link for research participation pool to sign up for experiments) Lots of ways to ask questionsQuestion BOX ? Green Sheets-keep as your own record (as comparison for e-file) Research experiments help us understand how psychology works Descriptions available, sign up online, email reminders One missed- have to do 7, etc, can cancel 24 hours before Can opt out at any time and still get credit...all experiments ethically sound Read everything in chapter. He will give some page numbers to focus on but you MUST read all of it. Take notesdont rely on the TAs. Your notes should be better than hers. Movie clip Clinical psychology is a small portion of psychology...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2009 for the course MIT 2000 taught by Professor Da during the Spring '09 term at Acadia.

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