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Psychology Final Exam

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Psychology Final Exam Edification and independent inquiry: How do we know things and what sources of information should we trust Edification: moral improvement or guidance, enlightenment Independent inquiry: finding information on your own How do I email Dr. Chrobak? Through HuskyCT or else he won’t get it Make-up exam policy/ what happens if I miss an exam? The final exam counts for more, no make ups Epistemology: Branch of philosophy concerned with nature and limitations of knowledge Localization of function: Different parts (structures) of the brain have different jobs (functions) Prosopagnosia: Inability to recognize faces Psychoactive drug: Any chemical substance, acts upon the central nervous system, altering brain function (ex. caffeine, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, codeine) Generalizability: How well do the findings relate to the larger population Clinical neuropsychologist (has a PhD): Branch of clinical psychology that specializes in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients with brain injury or neurocognitive deficits Psychiatrist (has an MD): Physician who specializes in psychiatry and is certified in treating mental disorders, people who have psychiatric problems Science Literacy: Scientific papers Peer review: Independent and anonymous evaluation by other scientists Between subjects design/within-subjects design Between-subjects design: compare one group of subjects to another, ADHD versus control group … always involves different subjects Within-subjects design: compares one group of subjects to themselves, ADHD off-drug versus ADHD on-drug…. Involves same subjects Ritalin/ADHD ADHD: Attention deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder -developmental disorder... meaning that certain traits (ex impulse control) develop more slowly in the ADHD individual -hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inattention Ritalin: medication ADHD individual is on NIH/NSF -National Institute of Health: provides money to universities for research, money for biomedical science (research from cancer to brain machine interfaces) -National Science Foundation: provides money to experiments, supports Basic Science in all fields (ex Physics, Computing, Engineering, Biology) and Science Education (ex Zoom, Museum(s) of Science, computers in classroom) FDA/DEA DEA: Drug Enforcement Administration, combats drug smuggling and use w/in U.S. FDA: Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating and supervising the safety of foods, tobacco products, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics, sanitation requirements on interstate travel and rules for control of disease on products Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke
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Alzheimer’s disease: symptoms- confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and the general withdrawal of the sufferer as their senses decline, slowly bodily functions are lost, leading to death
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