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Class Notes for PSYC1004 at Australian National University

Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context

PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Myelin, Depolarization, Resting Potential

Types of neurons: There are three main types of neurons: Sensory neurons: transmits information from sensory receptors to the CNS. Motor neurons: Transmits signals from the central nervous system to...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Peripheral Nervous System, Cerebral Cortex, Neuroglia

Cells that comprise the nervous system Two main types: 1. Neurons (aka nerve cells) = basic units of the nervous system 2. Glia (aka glial cells/neuroglia) = non-neuronal cells that support/guide nervous system functioning...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Resting Potential, Electrochemical Gradient, Depolarization

Action potential Depolarisation: the membrane potential becomes less negative than at rest. Hyperpolarisation: the membrane potential becomes more negative than at rest. Repolarisation: membrane potential returning to the...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Dopamine Hypothesis Of Schizophrenia, Glutamine, Nucleus Accumbens

Glutamine and dopamine interaction in schizophrenia Both dopamine and glutamate interact on the level of cortical function, particularly in regulatory circuits which encompass the prefrontal cortex, midbrain, and striatu...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Lateral Geniculate Nucleus, Optic Chiasm, Superior Colliculus

Vision - Neural pathway Transduction in the eye 1. Image is focused on the retina 2. Photoreceptors bleach 3. Bipolar cells are excited 4. Ganglion cells fire 5. Information is transmitted from the retina to...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Shooter Game, Orbitofrontal Cortex, Grey Matter

VIDEO GAMES increases in cognitive function after playing video games. Increase of grey matter if you play 30 mins a day for 2 months. Your brain becomes better in areas of attention and may help kids who suffer from dys...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Glutamine, Antipsychotic, Schizophrenia

Dopamine and schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a complex illness that disrupts the normal functioning of the human brain, often causing sufferer to live in an altered state of reality (Barnett, 2018). With over thirty symp...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ct Scan, Neuroimaging, Positron Emission Tomography

Imaging techniques of the brain -Imaging of the brain is important in understanding human thought and memory -the industry is advancing at such a fast rat ethat in the next decade we will yeild as much new information as ...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hermann Von Helmholtz, Resting Potential, Membrane Potential

Neuron Structure: A closer look The neuron has a cell membrane just like other cells! Phospholipid bilayer stops certain molecules from moving in/out of the cell Every neuron has thousands of active enzymes (proteins) em...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Slow-Wave Sleep

Circadian rhythms: -Circadian rhythm is the cycle of sleep and waking in humans and other animals. -It is a biological process that evolved around that daily cycles of light and dark. -It is thought to being before birth ...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: University Of Manchester, Parietal Lobe, Anatomical Terms Of Location

Attention William James (1890) distinguished between: Passive Modes of Attention: stimulus-driven attentional control, controlled in a bottom-up way by external stimuli (e.g., a loud noise). Active Modes of Attention: g...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Nmda Receptor, Glutamate Hypothesis Of Schizophrenia, Brendon Mccullum

Glutamine and schizophrenia The Glutamate hypothesis arose in a similar fashion to the dopamine hypothesis; through the use of medication (Tsai et al., 1995). It was discovered that when phencyclidine (PCP), a...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Richard Shweder, Cultural Psychology, Organizational Culture

What will we cover? What is culture? What is cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology? Issues in conducting cross-cultural/cultural research? Is psychology WEIRD? What are the differenc...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ordnungspolizei, Social Influence, Social Proof

Summary of conformity: Why people conform (private conformity)? Need to be certain in the correctness of our actions in an ambiguous and uncertain situation (physical/social). Other peoples actio...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
PSYC1004 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Social Change, Information Processing, Syphilis

Biological Psychology Seeks to understand the behaviour of organisms and animals (including people) through investigating and understanding physiological processes. the study of the biological bases of psychological proc...

Psychology
PSYC1004
Professor Michael Platow
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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Acute Stress Reaction, Abnormal Psychology, Conversion Disorder

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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Operant Conditioning Chamber, Sigmund Freud, Classical Conditioning

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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Penis Envy, Anal Retentiveness, Castration Anxiety

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