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PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Karl Lashley, Long-Term Memory, Cerebral Cortex

Memory (Class Notes Ch 12) Memory Storage in the Brain - If the materialist monism view is correct, all long-term memory must be physically stored somewhere in the brain - Question: Is long term memory stored in specific b...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Nerve Conduction Velocity, Haier, Frontal Lobe

Intelligence (Class Notes) o Challenges - Intelligence is difficult to define - Using problem solving in everyday life to meet environmental challenges - Intelligence: the ability to reason, to understand, and to profit fr...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Ventromedial Nucleus Of The Hypothalamus, Walter Bradford Cannon, Conditioned Taste Aversion

3Motivation and Hunger (Class Notes Ch 6) o The Role of Taste in Eating - Taste is an evolutionary mechanism to help us select the right foods Sweet sugars (energy) Salty minerals, nutrients Good Foods Umami savory (protei...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: The Automatic, Digestion, Lie Detection

Emotion (Class Notes) o Autonomic Nervous System - The Automatic Nervous System is important for the feeling component of emotions Parasympathetic Nervous System Sympathetic Nervous System Pupils dilated Eyes Pupils constr...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Mixed-Sex Education, Nonconformist, Social Influence

Class Notes 7 (Ch 7) o The NatureNurture Question of Sexual Orientation - Question Is homosexuality a choice? Or inborn? o A few definitions - Sex: biological male or female, intersexed - Gender: social and psychological d...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Growth Hormone, Intellectual Disability, Dementia

Disorders of Intelligence (Class Notes) o Aging - Senility Stereotype: older adulthood is a time of significant cognitive decline Everybody becomes senile in old age Dramatic decline in forgetting things and people Is this...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Nucleus Accumbens, Addiction, Cary Grant

Drugs and Addiction (Class Notes Ch 5) o Mechanism of Action - Psychoactive drugs alter psychological functions EX: includes opiates, depressants, and stimulants - People have ingested drugs for thousands of years to alter...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Institutional Review Board, Professional Conduct, Stuttering

Research Methods and Ethics (Class Notes Ch 4) o The Scientific Process - A theory integrates and interprets diverse observations in an attempt to explain some phenomenon Theory Reality - The weak ideas are discarded or ch...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
HONS 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: The God Complex, Thrill Killing, Dennis Rader

PowerControl Serial Killers (Class Notes 8) o Motives - The PowerControl serial killer has two main motives that drive their murders. These motives do not center on sexual pleasure or thrills. They center on: 1) Power 2) D...

Honors
HONS 2000
John P. Wilson
HONS 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Thrill Killing, Richard Kuklinski, God Complex

Hedonistic Killers (Class Notes) The Comfort Killers (aka, Gain Killers) o What is The Hedonistic Serial Killer? - Hedonistic this type of serial killer seeks thrills and derives pleasure from killing, seeing people as exp...

Honors
HONS 2000
John P. Wilson
HONS 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Serial Killer, Sexual Predator, Social Movement

Female Serial Killers (Class Notes) o How has society traditionally viewed women? - Some stereotypes They are weak; vulnerable; potential victims They are nurturing; chief goals are to be loving wives and mothers They are ...

Honors
HONS 2000
John P. Wilson
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Paul Broca, Parietal Lobe, Goal Setting

Cerebral Cortex (Ch 3 Class Notes) Cerebral Cortex o General Features - Is the most advanced part of the human brain - Is the wavy outer part of the human brain Looks this way to increase the surface area for the neurons -...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Potassium Chloride, Local Anesthesia, Sodium Channel

Communication in the Brain (Ch 2 Class Notes) Communication in the Brain - Importance - Cell Membrane - Action Potentials o Neurons - Neurons are the brain cells that process and communicate information - How do neurons pr...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
PSYC 3365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Gilbert Ryle, Daniel Dennett, Tabula Rasa

Introduction (Ch 1 Class Notes) o The Mind-Body Problem: What is the relationship between the mind and the brain (body)? - Mind: a nonphysical process EX: memory - BodyBrain: physical organ o Dualism: the mind and the brai...

Psychology
PSYC 3365
Gary Fisk
HONS 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Antihero

Mission-Oriented Serial Killers o What is a Mission-Oriented Killer? - Unlike what you see in popular works of fiction (The Punisher, Dexter, Death Wish, Death Note, etc.), the mission killer is not an antihero Seeking out...

Honors
HONS 2000
John P. Wilson

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