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111 Mini Paper 1 Prompt - Mini Paper # 1 Psychology 111,...

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Mini Paper # 1 Psychology 111, Fall 2009 Higley/Maxwell Purpose — To integrate the readings and lecture with your own personal world-view, and to learn how to use scholarly journals. Paper prompt : In the Book of Mormon, (Mosiah 3:19) King Benjamin speaks of putting off the “natural man”; yet, we learn from the first few chapters of the textbook that we are very much like other animals, motivated and driven by our biochemistry, with similar brain structures and hormonal influences that parallel other animals. Like other animals our learning is relatively permanent and our past experience has profound influences on our behavior today. Applying what you have learned answer the question below. In the first paragraph provide and underline the topic sentence . The topic sentence should indicate what direction you will be taking with the question. Support your topic sentence with evidence from the book, lectures, and scholarly journal article/s. Do not assume your claims are axiomatic. The mini paper is worth 66 points and will be collected at the beginning of class on October 21. Question: Can humans overcome the “natural man” or are they determined by their biochemistry, genetics, and environment? 1. In the first paragraph, provide an introduction and the underlined topic sentence (+ 15 Points) . Even though we are very much like other animals with similar brain structure, biochemical urges, and learning habit, humans can overcome the “natural man” because of their ability to make decision and the influence of social relationship on them. 2. In the second paragraph, address how the human brain is similar to that of other animals and how it is different. Pay particular attention to the frontal and/or prefrontal cortex discussing how it is different from that of animals (+8 points) . Human brain and animal brain have lot of similarities but also differences, especially in the frontal cortex. Human and animal both have similar structure of hindbrain, structure under the cortex, and two hemispheres of cortex. However, the cortex, especially the frontal cortex of human is different from animal. Human cortex surface is full of wrinkles which is the real indicator of human abilities and intelligence (textbook 2 - 58). Compared to those of animals such as apes, the frontal cortex of humans, especially the prefrontal part, is bigger and more complicated to be responsible for high
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brown,b during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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