BEHAVIOR AND BRAIN

BEHAVIOR AND BRAIN - BEHAVIOR AND BRAIN -history -methods...

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-history -methods in psychology psychology -scientific study of brain behavior and metal processes o brain behavior-interaction of genes and environment genes nature and nurture genes 2000 rough draft human genome o 2006 complete human genome PLAUT 26000; 13000 30,000 genes they make proteins brickets of any organism get turn on/off depending on the environment alcoholics DRD2-dopamine receptor dopamine 2 A1 addiction DRD2-A1 less sensitive to dopamine Gene alcohol dehydrogenese Dehydrogenize enzyme to break down alcohol o Asian population can’t break down the alcohol P-450 breakdown nicotine African American’s can’t break down the nicotine Behavior<genetic and/or environmental Family studies o Asking relatives if they suffered of mental illness/addiction-history Problem: hard to fully distinguish; biased, the chances of living in the same environment is rare Adoption studies
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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