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Psychology ch 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Dr.Mike
Semester
Fall

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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 o Structure o Neurons make up structures o Neurotransmitters (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 • o Can't tap into the mind i.e illusions are by the mind ο Mental image is interpreted as something that isn't there LEARNING: o T.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 violenc
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