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Unformatted text preview: Potential Midterm Questions. (Chs. 1-4 & 6) Psych 100 1. The nervous system consists of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, which also has two main divisions, the somatic and the autonomic. Briefly describe the features and primary functions of the somatic and autonomic divisions (including any further divisions). 2. List and briefly describe four stages of cognitive development, according to Jean Piaget. 3. Describe the differences between the fields of evolutionary psychology and behavior genetics. 4. Support your response by providing specific examples of areas and methods of their research 5. How do the neurotransmitters ACh, Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine influence our behaviors and thoughts? What makes endorphins so special? 6. Which nervous system is involved when we are frightened? Describe what happens when it is activated (bodily processes)? 7. Describe the relationship between an enriched environment and a childs brain development. 8. Describe what teratogens are, providing 3 specific examples (i.e., each example must be unique and not merely part of a similar group of teratogens)....
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2009 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Costa during the Fall '09 term at Tacoma Community College.
- Fall '09