What Is Psychology?
Chapter 1.1 (pgs. 1-15)
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and (personal)
o Behavior The observable actions of humans and other animals.
o Experience Phenomena or processes that are not dire
The Brain & Behavior
Chapter 3.3 (pgs. 74-87)
Overview of the Central Nervous System
The central nervous system is composed of the brain & spinal cord.
It integrates all information received from, and coordinates the activity of, all parts of
Neurotransmitters & Drug Effects
Chapter 3.2 (pgs. 66-72)
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit the neural signal across
the synapse to the postsynaptic neuron.
Neurotransmitters activate receptors on the postsynaptic
Neurons & Synaptic Transmission
Chapter 3.1 (pgs. 57-65)
The Nervous System
It is believed that all behaviors originate from the actions of the nervous system.
The nervous system is the part of an animals body that coordinates bodily actions
and also tran