Running head: BIOPSYCHOLOGY MIDTERM ESSAY EXAM
Biopsychology Midterm Essay Exam
1.Describe the recent findings on the "Nature-Nurture Controversy." Previously we have
discussed evolutionary theory (evolutionary biology
Lifespan Development Exam 3 Study Guide
Professor Pnina Bright
Materials on the exam include Chapter 5 (Language), Chapter 6, Chapter 7,
and only parts of Chapter 8 (there will be questions on pp. 198-204 and 211215 from both editions of Berk.
The research method that I would use to help answer the question of what applies to most marriage
couples is case study research method. I feel that with a case study you are able to better analyze the
data and have more opportunity to obtain the data fro
The disorder I chose for my course project was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is
most commonly used to describe military personal coming home from war but PTSD is a mental disorder
that happens after any type of traumatic event.
I chose cogni
Prejudice and discrimination will be around as long as we allow it to be. The media tells the stories to
get the clicks or the views. As a society we need to accept the beliefs, appearances and choices of other
people. Until we can do that we will always
The neuron is the basic building block of our nervous system. (Myers 2016) The neuron
is made up of several parts, the cell body, the dendrites, the axon, and the terminal branches of
the axon. The dendrites
Nature versus Nurture
The topic of Nature versus Nurture has been debated for over 100 years. Francis Galton
first coined the term Nature Versus Nurture in 1869. (Origins 2016) This is the discussion
about how we get ou
Although nobody really knows where consciousness resides, I believe that it resides in the synapses that
happen in our brain. I know it is a vague answer and of course it should be in the brain but this is where
at the information and knowledge is transfe
We have already discussed in an earlier module how nature and nurture affects a person. Now we turn
to nature and nurtures effect on intelligence. There have been studies done that show that children
raised in a wealthier and more educated household grow
Parents do a great deal with the role of attachment, we naturally take care of them and the
process of attachment is pretty automatic. The child looks to the parents for food, warmth and comfort.
Infants love the contact they receive from the parents. Exp
Sleep and Dreams
Sleep is an essential part of our lives. This is the time our body gets to recharge itself.
Sleep has evolved overtime and sleep can vary between people. Psychologists suggest five
reasons why sleep has
Conditioning Dogs to Play Fetch
Dogs are fun loving animals who love to please their owners. Playing games such as
fetch are conditioned. They dont know how to play fetch on their own so we need to start the
The area I have chosen is social-emotional. More specifically the early stages as I have two very young
children who are influenced by everything they see me do or hear me say. The social development of
children is continuous through the early years. Thes
If I were a nurse at a big hospital I believe that I would not have given him the Astoten. If the doctor
persisted even more I would asked to have the situation evaluated by another doctor, if something
doesnt feel right you need to speak up. I dont work
Memories are retained by two different methods. Our mind encodes our explicit and implicit memories.
More specifically they are called effortful processing and automatic processing. Our implicit memories
are items that we do automatically, things we learn
1. The mean of the data is the average. After adding them up and dividing by 9 you receive 100.
2. The median is the middle number. Re-order the values then select the middle number 100.
3. The mode is the number
Classical conditioning is when we expect an event to happen due to a specific stimulus. (Myer 2016).
The example from the web text is lightning and thunder. When we are you we do not know that thunder
is coming and we get scared, potentially. This conditi
10 out of 10 points
Which concept is defined as a change in behavior due to experience?
10 out of 10 points
What is a major problem in defining behavior as a neurological change?
PSY375 Forensic Psychology
Which of the following was not an activity Hugo Mnsterberg tried to bring into the legal system?
The establishment of minimum sentences for the criminally insane
Which of the follow
1. What are the key distinctions between social psychology and folk wisdom? What are
some problems with folk wisdom?
Social Psychology is the scientific field of study that deals with the manner in which
peoples behavior, feelings, and thoughts a affected
Describe the major concepts or ideas that are considered by Social Psychology.
The major concept or ideas of Social Psychology include; self-concept, social cognition,
attribution theory, social influence, group processes, prejudice and discrimination, in
M3D2 Improving Retention
Our memory is a crucial process in our learning. Is the process of maintaining information over
time which give us access to our personal past. It is information that has been acquired, stored,
and can be retrieved. Occurs in our
The role of a parent in a child life is very significant because its going to be the first
close relationship that the child will experience creating a bonding or attachment with their
parents. This bonding or attachment is going to b
M3 A1 Laboratory Exercise: Application of Operant Conditioning
During the laboratory exercise I was checking the bird, waiting to see how long it was
going to took him to touch the button so I can release a pellet of food. As soon as he touched the
People with bipolar disorder experience periods or moods episodes of unusual intense
emotions, unusual behaviors, changes in sleep patterns, and in energy activity levels. Bipolar
disorder also affects your judgement, memory, concentratio
I think that the three stages in the memory process are important because the individuals need to
go through the whole process to enhance memory retention. Each of those steps have an
important role during the process. I think t
Reading your post, caught my attention your explanation on how actions and feelings can have a
dramatic effect on individuals especially growing up. They can and sometimes, they will mimic
the same behavior. In my personal experience, I can t
After reading your post I agree that the attachment between a child and their parents its crucial
because its an emotional bond and their first close relationship. The attachment doesnt need to
be just with their parents. It could be with a g
M2D2- Is Developmental Continuous or Discontinuous
Development is the process of how we growth, adjust, and change over our lifetime from
birth to adulthood. Every human being is a personal evolution because each of us are unique. We
learn in different wa
The Architecture of Sleep and Functions of Dreams
The importance of a healthy brain. Having a healthy brain will give people the
opportunity to interpret the correct message from the neurons because they are responsible to
receive signals and transmit the