Sept 6, 2012
Psych 1000- Dr. Mike Atkinson
What is psychology?
Next Time: Introduction & History
Scna: Chpt. 1, pages 2-19
The brain (that controls our behavior, neural communications)-made by
The mind (created by the brain, part of conscious awareness), can’t get it
easily, doesn’t have physical existence. See stuff that doesn’t exist
(illusion), mind is telling you something that doesn’t exist.
Learning: learn stuff by watching television (media), influencing them.
o Psychosurgery: brain surgery in the absence of obvious organic
o Moniz (1935): supervises about 100 prefontal lobotomies. Over
next 20 years-40,000 in U.S. alone. Simple procedure…”Ice-Pick”
performed on outpatient basis. Pre-fontal lobes “control” emotion,