Chapter I: Discovering Psychology
Definition and Goals
Psychology is the systematic, scientific study of behaviors and mental processes.
1. Describe the different ways that organisms behave.
2. Explain the causes of behavior.
The immune system
- The immune system is a defense mechanism that protects our bodies against antigens.
- There are different types of diseases that results from the malfunctioning of the immune
o Allergic Diseases
In allergic diseases
- What is it
o Spherocytosis is a hereditary disease that can spontaneously occur in a family
through a random mutation
o In the U.S., approximately 1 in 5000 people have this disease
o Also called congenital spherocytic anemia, spherocytosi
Graft vs. Host Disease
It is complication that can occur after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant in which the
newly transplanted material attacks the transplant recipient's body
First described in mice infused with donor cel
create a table with the following 4 headings: organ, systems, major functions, how this organ helps the function of at
least one other organ system
function in other systems
Controls the acitiv
The nuclear membrane begins to disintegrate
The nucleolus disappears.
The mitotic spindle fibers begin to form in the cytoplasm
This is the longest phase in mitosis
The nuclear envelope breaks down
Some mitotic spindle
o The first known traces of arthritis date back at least as far as 4500 BC. A text
found dated 123 AD describes symptoms very similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
o Evidence was found in skeletal remains of Native Americans in T