ch02

Psychology in Action

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T EXT E NRICHMENT Page Chapter Outline 54 Learning Objectives 55 Chapter Summary/Lecture Organizer 56 Teaching Resources 59 Lecture Lead-Ins 60 Lecture Extender 61 Key Terms 63 Discussion Questions 64 Web Sites 65 Suggested Films and Videos 67 Books for Success 69 DEMONSTRATIONS, EXERCISES, PROJECTS Active Learning Activities 70 Brain-Based Learning Activities 74 Critical Thinking Exercises 77 Gender and Cultural Diversity Activity 80 Writing Project 82 Instructor's Resource Guide Chapter 2 Page 53         C HAPTER 2 NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
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O utline Neural Bases of Behavior What Is a Neuron? How Do Neurons Communicate? Psychology at Work How Neurotransmitters and Hormones Affect Us Nervous System Organization Central Nervous System (CNS) Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) A Tour Through the Brain Lower-Level Brain Structures Cerebral Cortex Case Study/Personal Story Phineas Gage Two Brains in One? Critical Thinking/Active Learning Biology and Critical Thinking Psychology at Work Working With Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Our Genetic Inheritance Behavioral Genetics Psychology at Work Overcoming Genetic Misconceptions Evolutionary Psychology Gender and Cultural Diversity Evolution of Sex Differences Instructor's Resource Guide Chapter 2 Page 54
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  L earning O bjectives Upon completion of CHAPTER 2, the student should be able to: 2.1 What are the key parts and functions of the neuron? (p. 52) 2.2 Describe how communication occurs within the neuron (the action potential) and between neurons. (p. 54) 2.3 How do neurotransmitters and hormones relate to our everyday life? (p. 54) 2.4 Describe the nervous system’s two major divisions, and explain their respective functions. (p. 60) 2.5 Discuss neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and stem cells. (p. 61) 2.6 What are the major functions of the spinal cord? (p. 61) 2.7 What are the subdivisions of the peripheral nervous system, and what are their functions? (p. 63) 2.8 Identify the three major sections of the brain. (p. 67) 2.9 What are the three key components of the hindbrain, and what are their functions? (p. 68) 2.10 Describe the functions of the midbrain and the reticular formation. (p. 68) 2.11 Identify the major structures of the forebrain, and describe their functions. (p. 68) 2.12 What is the cerebral cortex, and what is its major function? (p. 71) 2.13 Describe the major functions of the lobes of the cerebral cortex? (p. 72) 2.14 Why is the case study of Phineas Gage important? (p. 72) 2.15 Explain why the corpus callosum and split-brain research are important? (p. 75) 2.16 Describe traumatic brain injury (TBI). (p. 79) 2.17 What is behavioral genetics? (p. 81) 2.18 Describe the four methods of behavioral genetics research. (p. 82) 2.19 Identify three key genetic misconceptions. (p. 82) 2.20 What is evolutionary psychology? (p. 84) 2.21 How does evolutionary theory explain current sex differences? (p. 85) Instructor's Resource Guide Chapter 2 Page 55
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