1) Is a science of the mind possible?
After taking this course and listening to my peers opinions, I believe that a
science of the mind is possible. I think that we are learning more about the mind
every single day, the way that it works, the f
Chapter 3 Discussion Questions
1) In Magendies puppies study his conclusions were that the dorsal related to
sensation and the ventral to movement. Prior to his puppies study, his
findings were disappointing because the roots fused before exiting f
Chapter 2 Discussion Questions
1) Why was the church against the idea that the sun, not the earth was the
center of the universe? Both Copernicus and Galileos scientific reasoning and
observations were accurate, yet the church condemned the teachin
Chapter 1 Discussion Questions
1) How has the Zeitgeist operated in the past and what are its influences on
contemporary psychology, both negative and positive?
2) How do advances in mathematics in ancient Egypt and Greece contribute to
This case study is called Charles. The patient is 25 years old and calls himself
Charles. The patient was born a female but for the past 3 years has lived and been
employed as a man. The patient is a housemate, economic provider and husband
*ADHD is a fad diagnosis that does not exist, like other similar diagnoses that have
come and gone.
a) one has to spend only a brief period in front of a tv set during prime
time to discover ADHD.
b) even when purporting to be informational, the commercia
25 year old patient
calls himself Charles
was born a female but for the past 3 years has lived socially and been employed as a
housemate, economic provider, and husband equivalent of a bisexual women
a) her children regard Charles as their stepfather
no all psychotherapies are not all equally effective
*because all treatments for all disorders do not differ on average no particular
treatment is superior to another for a specific disorder
a)false because most meta-analysis have found differences betwee
Abnormal psych- chapter 6
Psychological stress and physical disorders
-cognitive appraisal of stress- an individuals perception of a potentially stressful
event which weighs an events potential threat against resources available for
managing the event.
Chapter 5- mood disorders
Unipolar disorders- mood disorders in which an individual experiences only
abnormally low moods
Bipolar disorders- mood disorders in which an individual experiences both
abnormally low and high moods.
By isolating yourself, your