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University of Toronto St. George
Michael Inzlicht

Psychology 100 Prejudice brain imaging, metabolic activity in brain such as blood flow which represent changes in brain activity that indicate which parts of the brain are involved in certain behaviors and mental activities. E.G. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on racism (white and black faces) some participants had activated a structure in the brain called the amygdala (which is involved in detecting threats, fear response) in reaction to some unfamiliar black faces. (Implicit Attitudes Test, IAT) A second study, new group ppl shown pictures of familiar black and white faces and activation of amygdale did not occur. Encouraging news suggesting that increasing familiarity reduces the fear response, which may indicate a reduction in the likelihood of prejudice and discrimination. PSYCH for little over 100 yrs basic mental processes like learning, memory, emotion, perception.. Psychological Science Study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior. o Mind mental activity (thoughts and feelings), perceptual experiences while interacting with world (sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch), memory.. o Brain biological processs actions of nerve cells and associated chemical reactions o Behavior describes wide variety of actions, subtle to complex. *** mind is what the brain does (Kosslyn &Koenig,1994, p-4) www.notesolution.com
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