Project #86131 - Psychology discussion

Psychology Biological Basis of Behavior

1.Has your understanding of the brain changed after taking this course?  If not, what aspects of the course fit with what you already knew?  If so, what changed in your understanding of the brain’s role in psychology? 

2. For this discussion topic, please post the abstract to your Written Report project here.  The abstract is about 100 words, and summarizes the key points in your paper (i.e., statement of problem, major findings, conclusions).  

Here’s the way I’ll do points for this discussion topic:  Posting your abstract will earn you 3 points, and responding to another person's abstract will earn you 2 points.  To respond, you can ask questions, compare their research with your own – especially if you explored a similar topic, remark on something interesting, and so on.  This is a great way to share what you each have learned from your research.

 

respond to the 2 students:

Student 1. Initially this class was very intimidating to me.  After the first week I felt I like the lightbulb was turning on.  I knew prior to this course that a chemical imbalance in the brain could affect mood and behavior, but now I have a better understanding of why.  I also learned how brain abnormalities in different areas of the brain can affect behaviors.  Compared to my previous psychology courses, I felt this course took a more in depth look at the brain functions in relation to psychology.  If I were to describe this course to another student, I would describe it as a neurology class and a psychology class had a baby, and they called it the biological basis of behavior.

 

Student 2. 

Adolescent depression is a rising problem in our nation and can occur for numerous reasons. A teen is already going through changes in that special time of their life and being hormonal is completely normal, but having MDD(major depressive disorder) on top of already raging hormones can cause a much bigger problem. FMRI’s are assisting doctors in the diagnosis of adolescent depression. The brain can be monitored in studies using the fMRI (functioning magnetic resonance imaging). They show the tissue and blood vessels in the brain so catherefore track the blood flow. FMRI’s can help give doctor’s insight to how a depressed patient may be feeling due to their brain activity. With this doctors can more accurately diagnose adolescents and can also better determine which treatment plans would be best for them. 

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/04/2015 12:00 am
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