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HORMONES AND BEHAVIOUR PART 1.docx

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Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 2 study notes from power points. Nervous systems - central nervous systems : brain, spinal cord. - Peripheral nervous system : somatic nervous system, autonomic nervous system (sympathetic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system.) THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - (PNS) is made up of the nerves that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body. NERVES ARE NOT A PART OF THE CNS, just connect them. - Subdivided into two major sections : somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. SOMACTIC NERVOUS SYSTEM - SNS consists of the sensory nerves and motor nerves. - SNS makes it possible to sense our environment and react to it. To move intentionally. AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM - transmits message between the CNS and the glands. - Divided into two parts : sympathetic (mobilizes the fight or flight response for our survival) and parasympathetic (induces relaxation, demobilizes the body) Biological Psychology & the ANS - Health psychology focuses on the nature and effects of stress. - Individual differences in the stress responses like REACTIVITY & INTENSITY are tied to health. Thomas boyce had argued that there are differences across children when it comes to sensitivity to their environment. He called this the BSC meaning biological sensitivity to context. Children with a heightened BSC are predicted to be more vuln
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