Memory and Cognition
The source I chose was Good Mythical Morning where the two show hosts talked about
two people in the world who have rare cases of Amnesia. The first guys name is Jeff and he has
an Amnesia case where he will randomly forget everything
The friend/foe game is an extremely simple game. When you were describing it to the
class I was thinking why in the world are we playing this game! Its not challenging and I dont
see the point its trying to prove. Th
By Gary D. Schmidt
Jack is a twelve year old boy who is an only child and lives out on a farm with his family.
Jacks father and him go out every morning and night to milk the three cows they have. One day
Give a description on the left of what each brain part is responsible for
Everyone would be a stranger, every language
would be foreign, every task would be new,
you wouldnt even recognize yourself!
3 steps of memory
Encodinggetting information in
StorageKeeping it there
It is all about the body!
The Nervous System
It starts with an individual nerve cell called a NEURON.
Neurotransmitters (chemicals held in
terminal buttons that travel through
How does a Neuron
It is actually way more
exciting than it sounds!
Why do we have to learn this
Psychology is first and foremost a science.
Thus it is based in research.
Before we delve into how to do research, you should
be aware of some hurdles th
-THE NEURON-NeuronThe basic unit of the nervous
system. A long, thin cell of nerve tissue that
receives signals from other neurons or sense
organs and sends them to other neurons,
muscles, or organs.
Dendritethe treelike part of a neuron that
-THE NERVOUS SYSTEM-The nervous system has two main
divisions; the central nervous
system (CNS) includes the brain and
spinal cord. The peripheral nervous
system (PNS) includes all the nerves
branching out from the spinal cord.
The spinal cord consists of
The Case of Andrea Yates
June 20, 2001
Drowned her five children in the family bathtub after
her husband left for work
The jury initially rejected her insanity defense, but an
appeals court overturned the decision and she was
The BIG 7 Schools of Psychology
For the purposes of this class we will examine 7 different schools (theoretical perspectives) in psychology. Each
one of these schools looks at the nuts and bolts of psychology (memory, personality, psychological disorders
A brief history and
introduction to the science of
does a psychologist look like?
does a scientist look like?
Birth of Psychology
Roots (intellectual parents)
Psych History Notes
Theory 1: Biological
Definition: Biological processes influence mental and behavioral processes
Founders: William James
Examples: loss of sleep, chemical imbalances in the brain (depression, etc.)
LEFT/RIGHT BRAIN QUIZ
Choose the one sentence that is more true. Do not leave any blanks.
1. A ) It's fun to take risks.
B ) I have fun without taking risks.
Your Brain on Drugs
Google Psych Sim 5. Click on the first result that comes up. Then click on the Your Mind on Drugs link. Fill
out the following notes as you go through the slides. Watch each of the movies and participate in each of the