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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
: A pencil-shaped structure forming the core of the brain stem. The reticular formation arouses the cortex to keep the brain alert and attentive to new stimulation.
Quite Simply ...
The part of the brain that keeps you "alert".
Helps you pay attention to new stimulation.
Connected to the
The reticular formation is a group of nerve fibers located inside the brain stem.
Examples of stimulus gernerlization
Part of the sympathetic
Acts as an "alarm system".
Detects potential threats and sets off automatic responses.
Working with the
to monitor incoming information, the reticular formation will set off responses such as accelerated heart rate, dry mouth, and muscles tensing up when a threat is detected.
Functions for the ability to obtain recuperative sleep, sexual arousal, and the ability to focus on a task without being easily distracted.
- reticular sits on the brain stem.
Autonomic Nervous System
- carries the signals from the brain stem to the organs.
Sympathetic Nervous System
- your body reacts by increasing heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.
Fight or Flight Response
- prepares the organism primitively respond to stimulus/situation.
The Brain Stem
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