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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 notes from textbook - important things to know

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

Description
Psychology Notes: Chapter 1 Brain imaging J assessing changes in metabolic activity in brain (i.e. Noting where blood flows as ppl process info) Amygdala J involved in detecting threat Psychological Science J the study of mind, brain, and behavior - Mind: mental activity like thoughts and feelings (senses)it is what the brain does - Behavior: wide variety of actions from subtle to complex FOUR MAJOR THEMES - The principles of psychological science are cumulative - A new biological revolution of profound significance is in progress at the dawn of the twenty-first century, bringing with it a deeper understanding of the human mind and behavior o 1 major development: brain chemistry (neurotransmitters) o 2 major development: human genome rd o 3 major development: assessing the brain (brain imaging) - The mind is adaptive J (evolutionary theory, natural selection, adaptations) o Adaptations J physical characteristics, skills,
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