Advanced Forensic Psychology Group Presentation
To learn how to prepare to present in Court (e.g., organize patient data in a manner which will be clear, concise
and to the point and will address your defense attorneys legal question and strategy
Biological psychology Also called behavioral neuroscience. The study of the biological
bases of psychological processes and behavior.
Neuroscience The study of the nervous system.
Five Viewpoints Explore the Biology of Behavior
In our pursuit to understan
Before the turn of the century, Sherrington proposed that changes in synapses may be the
basis of learning. Later, Hebb proposed that when a presynaptic neuron and a
postsynaptic neuron are repeatedly activated together, the synaptic connection between
co- localization Also called co- release. Here, the appearance of more than one neuro transmitter in a given presynaptic terminal.
acetylcholine ( ACh) A neurotransmitter produced and released by parasympathetic
postganglionic neurons by motoneu
According to a large survey in 1991, 33% of the U.S. population reports at least one
lifetime major psychiatric disorder. There appear to be significant sex differences in
prevalence rates. For example, females suffer more frequently from depression, wher