Martinez and Kesner
The role of neurotransmitters in learning and memory
Determining the role of neurotransmitter acetylcholine on memory.
Acetylcholine - supposed to play a role in memory formation
In experiment 1- acetylcholine is at a very low level
We are arguing that you have control over predispositioned genetics therefore you have
control over your behaviour.
Free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; it is also having
the ability to act at one's own disc
Ethics in genetics
Caspi et al
Aim: The aim was to investigate the relationship between 5-HTT gene and
Method: The researchers compared participants with a normal 5-HTT gene and
a mutation of the 5-HTT gene with shorter alleles. Both types are
Yuille and Cutshall (1986)
Study in detail: To study the effectiveness of eyewitness testimony using real eyewitnesses
Yuille and Cutshall (1986) wanted to investigate the accuracy in recall of eyewitnesses to a real crime, in response to
Loftus and palmer
Procedure: Forty-five American students formed an opportunity sample. This was
a laboratory experiment with five conditions, only one of which was experienced by each
participant (an independent measures experimental design).
7 films of
AMRC OF ANDERSON AND PITCHERT
Aim- Investigate if schema processing influences both encoding and
Method- Participants listened to a story about a house that was left
empty on Thursdays.
There were 72 points in this story related to either a Hou
Biological Levels of Analysis
Reductionist approach It is a micro-level of research that breaks
down complex human behaviour.
For example- focusing on the role of a neurotransmitter on behaviour
This approach is criticized for being too simplistic in the
Does it support the MSM (why/why not)Yes and no,
He has lost memory doesnt know his wife, but raw emotions towards her,
there is a factor of long term memory
Also his music
Wearing's episodic memory and some of his semantic memory are lost.
The Reason we have been studying this entire book
Actions, thoughts, feelings that cause
people to experience distress and
prevent functioning in daily lives
Persons may become harmful to
themselves or others in extreme
In the process of cognition
1 information is obtained through the
senses (Chapter 4)
2 transformed through the interpretive
processes of perception and thinking (Ch.
3 stored and retrieved through the
processes of memory (Chapter 8)
4 and used in the
Altering our consciousness in so many ways
P S YC H O TR O P IC D R U G S
Psychotropic D rugs
Influence specific neurotransmitters
in brain OR
Alter action of neurons in other ways
Mild relaxation to Vivid hallucinations
Altering Consciousness With
Refers to an initial reaction to a stimulus, and involves the ability to prepare for what is
about to happen.
A disorder in which the individual consistently and repeatedly shows
A diagnostic term that refers to difficulty producing speech sounds
(phonological disorder) or with speech fluency (stuttering); difficulty using spoken language to communicate
(expressive language disorder); or
Failure to master or progress in accomplishing developmental milestones.
The process of establishing and maintaining an emotional bond with parents or other significant
caregivers. This process is ongoing
A-B-A-B reversal design A type of single-case experimental design in which a baseline of behavior is first
taken (A), followed by an intervention phase (B), then a return-to-baseline phase where the intervention is
removed (A), and a fi
An effort to identify as many factors as possible that could be contributing to a child's
problem behavior, thoughts, and feelings, and to develop hypotheses about which ones are
the most important and/or most easily c
A DSM-5 neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant and persistent deficits in
social communication and interaction skills and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior,
interests, or activities.
The ability to adapt to one's environment. Children's competence involves their performance
relative to their same-age peers as well as their individual course of development.
A concept to describe the
SG: Psychology Final
Freud believes that the human personality operates at 3 different levels, what are they?
Conscious, preconscious, & unconscious
What is the conscious level? Thoughts, perceptions & behavior that a person is aware of
Personally I do not have any hard feelings towards using spanking as a form of
punishment. As a young child I received quite a few spankings, but I would not
change my raising. As children we dont see the end result in to the actions were
wanting to perfo
Questions for Rebecca: [19-adolesence]
1: What are your views on the military and those who are a part of it?
2: Do you have any family members that have served in the armed forces?
3: If one of your siblings were to enlist in the military, how would you
February 22, 2016
Psychology 200 MW
Who Are You?
Who am I? Thats a question I have asked myself numerous of times while growing up.
Well at this point I maybe I can finally answer it to the best of my advantage. First I am
January 20, 2016
1. I believe people are more inclined to believe facts on social media due to their fear of reality.
2. I believe that society as a whole is afraid to do things that most
January 20, 2016
If this question was asked during my first year in the Marines I probably would have answered
no. This question in particular is a very intriguing one because of the so many differ
Week 3 writing Assignment
Time 2 hrs
1. Perception according to Webster dictionary
the way you think about or understand someone or something : for
example, the ability to understand math or another subject in school
For my experiment related to Piagets Conservation idea, I chose to experiment with length. I
have two straws of equal length and I will place them in front of my subject who is five years
old. I will then ask her if she thinks the straws are of
What are identity achievement, diffusion, foreclosure, and moratorium?
Identity achievement is the ultimate goal I feel every parent wants their teenager or
young adult to achieve. We as parents teach our children as best we know how at that
time. They le
Which theory of aging have you personally observed?
The wear and tear theory of aging is what I have personally observed in my family. I think for as long as I
can remember the saying in my family was Im falling apart; my body just cant keep up with my br
Everyone has a story to tell about their life. This is my Story.
Every year we add chapters to our books.
Although we as people have many similarities, all of our books are different. Some are
short, long, exciting, a
First of all I would like to express my religious beliefs. I am a Bible believing Christian and I do
not believe homosexuality is prohibited in Gods eyes, with that being said I have no hatred
towards homosexuals, as God tells us we are all sinners, this