Tutorials/exercises in Psychology

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13 Aug 2009

A comprehensive examination of psycho educational multifamily group therapy

Tutorials/exercises - 18 pages - Psychology

While the field of psychology has come a long way from locking the door and throwing away the key on people who carry a mental illness diagnosis, there is still a long way to go. Regardless of the research that has been done attempting to normalize these problems as medical diseases many people...

26 Feb 2009

The effects of disturbing distractions on short-term human memory

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Psychology

The present study examines the effects of short-term memory forgetting under the delay of a distracting task. Eleven subjects were asked to remember three consonants while counting backwards by 3's for varying amounts of time (3-, 9-, 18-sec). An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was...

26 Feb 2009

Exploring the principles of constructivism and applying them to Technological Education

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Psychology

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium states: “career studies should be taught in manners that are consistent with a constructivist view of learning” (NASDCTEC, 1999, p. 7). While this may sound good in theory, one...

03 Jun 2008

How conflict theory provides an insight to sociologist in to the process of criminal activity and behavior

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Psychology

Conflict theory has developed throughout the course of the twentieth century as a principle theory for better understanding the development of criminal behavior. Although conflict theory directly links criminal behavior to the development of larger social inequities, research on this paradigm...

16 May 2008

Beyond Sissies and Tomboys: Atypical Gender Deviance

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

Gender roles shape how a person interacts with other members of their society. Young children learn gender roles from many sources, and are strongly influenced by their parents and family, peers, media presentations and daily interaction with other individuals. Gender becomes a critical component...

26 Nov 2007

Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Receptors

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

Glutamate Receptors Glutamate receptors are found throughout the brain and are expressed on both neurons and glia, although not all glutamate receptor subtypes are found on both cell types. Glutamate receptors, sometimes referred to as excitatory amino acid receptors, were initially classified...

13 Nov 2007

Anatomy of Monoamie Systems

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

The anatomical organization of monoaminergic systems shares a number of common features. Monoaminergic systems are strikingly divergent: monoaminergic cell bodies are generally found in aggregates located in a few restricted subcortical brain regions. Individual monoaminergic neurons typically...

13 Nov 2007

Receptors

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

Ultimately the effects of monoamines on CNS function and behavior depend upon their interactions with receptor molecules. The binding of monoamines to these plasma membrane proteins initiates a series of intracellular events that modulate neuronal excitability. Unlike the transporters, multiple...

13 Nov 2007

Principles of Brain Organization

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Psychology

The human brain contains approximately 1011 nerve cells or neurons. In general, neurons are composed of four morphologically identified regions: (1) the cell body or soma, which contains the nucleus and can be considered the metabolic center of the neuron; (2) the dendrites, processes that arise...

13 Nov 2007

Neuronal Plasticity

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Psychology

Synaptic plasticity is a property of adult as well as developing or young cortex, and reflects how synaptic strength changes with experience. Its relevance to psychiatry is seen in the course of the illnesses psychiatrists treat. Clinical research supports the notion that psychiatric illnesses...

13 Nov 2007

Neural Prenatal Development

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Psychology

The wonder of development is that a structure as complex as the human brain originates from a flat sheet of embryologic ectoderm. The final, formed brain shows remarkable order in its predictable cortical layering, its diversity of cortical areas, and the numerous networks linking specific...

13 Nov 2007

Early Neural Postnatal Development

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Psychology

The early postnatal years are marked by a rapid maturation of cognitive, social, and behavioral abilities as infants progress from helplessness to autonomy, and children and adolescents develop more sophisticated ways of thinking. The information and abilities acquired by infants, children, and...

13 Nov 2007

Consciouness

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Psychology

The vast majority of mental processes are outside of conscious awareness. These processes can impact thinking, feeling, and behavior despite the lack of conscious awareness. Consciousness can be thought to include two elements: awareness and sentience, the quality of the experience. Each form of...

13 Nov 2007

Cognitive Science

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Psychology

The fields relevant to this overview are a part of the interdisciplinary studies of cognitive science, which includes anthropology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence and computational science, and neuroscience. Each of these disciplines...

23 Oct 2007

Lucid Dreaming and the Infinite Mind

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Psychology

It's safe to say that practically everyone has experienced a dream at some point in their lives. Loads of dreams, it seems, are nothing but a blur of pictures floating through our minds while we rest. In fact, most people don't consider their dreams to be much besides recollections of previously...

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