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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18 th – Friday 9AM finish pg. 265-275 289-305 211- 342ALUMIN 201 Psychology - The brain - The mind - Learning 93.5% of cartoons contain violence “Good-Guys” as violent as “Bad-Guys” Pain and suffering rarely shown About 50$ of killer do not suffer Psychosurgery Brain surgery in the absence of obvious organic damage Moniz (1935) Radical prefrontal lobotomy has “calming”effect of violent emotional behaviour in chimps Supervises about 100 prefrontal lobotomies Over next 20 years
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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18 th – Friday 9AM finish pg. 265-275 289-305 211- 342ALUMIN 201 Explanations of behaviour schools of psychology pioneers September 15, 2009 - What are the different approaches to psychology? - What do psychologists do? - Who were the pioneers to psychology? Psychology – was established in 1871 - Explanations of behaviour Cultural factors - Value system - Social system Individual factors - Learning, cognitive processes Biological factors - Basic mechanism - Neural, hormonal Tells what individual is doing and how he/she doing it Psychology’s concept - Is why do people do things they do? - The scientific study of behaviour and the factors that influence it - Schools of psychology o Functionalism - Focus on the function or significance of behaviour - How does a behaviour (or mental process) help us to adopt
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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18 th – Friday 9AM finish pg. 265-275 289-305 211- 342ALUMIN 201 - Primarily biological Example: - Psychobiology neuroscience - Ethnology - Research – why are ions aggressive? - Psychodynamics - Focus on unconscious experience. .. the “mind” - Look for unresolved conflict - Importance of personality Example: - Brief psychodynamics therapy - Unconscious processing - Behaviourism - Focus on behaviour ... forget the “mind” - Discuss how behaviour changes under various conditions - Primarily environmental
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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18 th – Friday 9AM finish pg. 265-275 289-305 211- 342ALUMIN 201 - Focus on behaviour per se - Forget the “mind” simply discuss how behaviour changes under various conditions Example: Biological Foundations September 24, 2009
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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18 th – Friday 9AM finish pg. 265-275 289-305 211- 342ALUMIN 201 More Research Design The Neuron Action Potential Questions to keep in mind: - How do you design an experiment? - What is the basic structure of a neuron? - How do “neurons” work? Dr. Jung argues that increase in temperature cause increase on aggression. To support his claim, he recorded the tem-re each date and noted the number of reported assaults. More assaults were reported on hotter days. He claims Answer: Correlation Research methods: - Observation - Survey - Case study - Correlation - Experiment Two basic ways: - Between groups Going to manipulate independent variable between different groups Group 1-> Watch Violent Show-> measure aggression Group 2-> Watch nonviolent show -> measure aggression(dependent)
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HOMEWORK pg. 169-240 EXAM: December 18
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