faster than children who are not o Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers by Robert

Faster than children who are not o why zebras dont

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faster than children who are not o Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky Book about how stress impacts your body and can affect your genes Our Nervous System LOOK AT PPT Structure of the Brain LOOK AT PPT Hindbrain- “animal” part of the brain (oldest part of the brain), controls basic function o Breathing, sleep, coordination Limbic system- regulates emotions, formation of memory o Hypothalamus and thalamus- emotions o Amygdala- fear o Hippocampus- memory formation Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System LOOK AT PPT HPA Axis LOOK AT PPT Neurons LOOK AT PPT Neurotransmitters Main types of neurotransmitters o Serotonin (5-HT) Regulates mood, behavior, and thought processes Low level associated with aggression, suicide, impulsivity, and excessive sexual behavior o Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) Inhibitory and regulates behavior and emotions o Norepinephrine Excitatory/ increases heart rate/ sympathetic nervous system o Dopamine Mood and behavior/ implicated in mood disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, addictions Think-Pair-Share What are your beliefs about directionality of effects? How much does the brain influence behavior or mood v. behavior or mood
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influencing the brain Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology What do you think the difference is between cognitive-behavioral psychology and behavioral psychology? CB psych.  developed when behaviorist worked next to cognitive psychologist. Added cognition into behavior model To Skinner cognition was a form of behavior Cognitions are the intermediary between external stimuli and behavior Cognitive Circle LOOK AT PPT Learned Helplessness Use the cognitive circle to describe how learned helplessness can occur You tell yourself you are no good (negative thinking), feel down and upset (emotions), you feel sick in your stomach and exhausted (physical sensations), you stop going out and do things that reinforce the negative thought of being helpless (behavior) Social Learning What is social learning? o Model/ observational learning- learn how to act in our environment from watching other people Can you give an example using the Cognitive Circle o Thoughts o Feelings (emotion) o Body reactions o Behavior What is prepared learning o Idea that we are more able to learn things than we expect Unconscious Implicit memory- not consciously trying to remember it but it’s there o EX: where you parked your car Implicit bias- subconscious bias, preferences for some things over others o EX: preference for white people over black people o IAT- implicit association test measures this Stroop Effect o Demo with colored words This happens because we had to inhibit our desire to try and read what the word says and then try to say the color of the word Emotions Nature of emotion- to elicit or evoke action
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o Either pull you closer to or away from certain things depending on if you judge them as harmful or not o
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