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Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Ice Pick, Psychosurgery, Reuptake


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 1000
Professor
Dr.Mike

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Psychology
September-08-11
1:58 PM
Next time: Introduction & History
Scan: Ch 1, pages 2- 19
Course outline: post on Monday? (web ct)
Don Juan (1994)
Who really is having issues? Creative imagination vs everyone who fails to
see what he can see
Issues of psychology
What is psychology:
Behaviour
Perception and emotion
Brain (Human)
The BRAIN
oStructure
oNeurons make up structures
oNeurotransmitters (chemicals) -> influence how the neurons work
I.e drugs (cocaine)
Dopamine system of the brain
Prevent reuptake of dopamine = prolonged pleasure
Form Study Group
Psychology Frontiers & Applications FOURTH EDITION
Webct.uwo.ca
The MIND
oCan't tap into the mind
i.e illusions are by the mind
οMental image is interpreted as something that isn't there
LEARNING:
oT.V - resulted to violence
Media Violence:
Age of 5: 2-3 hours/ day
Age of 16: witnessed more than 13 000 murders
Age of 18: more time watching TV than school
TV content:
8 of 10 shows contain violence
Act of violence occurs every 16 min
Murder every 31 min
93.5% of cartoons contain violence
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