Archive for September, 2012

    Treatment of Mental Problems: A Summary of Therapies and Features

    September 27, 2012
    Psychology

    Treatment of Mental Problems: A Summary of Therapies and Features   Therapies Contents Features/Examples Explanations/Targets Side Effect Examples Psychoanalysis/psychodynamic therapy …Read the Rest

    Psychopathology: A Summary of Types, Disorders, and Concepts

    September 26, 2012
    Psychology

    Psychopathology: A Summary of Types, Disorders, and Concepts   Concepts/Theories/Sources Categories Categories Components/Disorders Problems Examples/Details Types/Examples Mental disorder features (Holmes) …Read the Rest

    Personality: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Stages

    September 25, 2012
    Psychology

    Personality: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Stages   Theories Concepts/Stages Features/Stages Features/Examples The psychoanalytic view (Freud and followers) Early …Read the Rest

    Social Psychology: A Summary of Theories and Concepts

    September 24, 2012
    Psychology

    Social Psychology: A Summary of Theories and Concepts   Theories Concepts Features Attribution theory Explanations of behaviors   Dispositional Internal …Read the Rest

    Emotions, Stress, and Coping: A Summary of Theories and Concepts

    September 23, 2012
    Psychology

    Emotions, Stress, and Coping: A Summary of Theories and Concepts   Categories/Concepts/Structures Theories Features Features/Contents The autonomic system Cannon-Bard theory …Read the Rest

    Motivation: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Substances

    September 22, 2012
    Psychology

    Motivation: A Summary of Theories, Concepts, and Substances   Theories Concepts/Structures Substances/Features Features Instinct theory Unconsciously motivated behaviors (Freud)   …Read the Rest

    Lifespan Development: Concepts, Stages, and Features

    September 21, 2012
    Psychology

    Lifespan Development: Concepts, Stages, and Features   Areas Theories/Concepts/Stages Features/Stages Explanations/Sub-Stages Associated Concepts/Features/Problems Developmental psychology Cognition Reasoning, thought     …Read the Rest

    Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

    September 20, 2012
    Brain

    Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence   Concepts Contents Related Concepts Cognition Understanding   Interpreting Organizing Remembering Problem solving …Read the Rest

    Memory Stages and Concepts

    September 19, 2012
    Brain

    Memory Stages and Concepts   Concepts Explanations Sensory memory The stage that information registers or is “held”, decided by attention. …Read the Rest

    Concepts of Learning: Conditioning, Reinforcement

    September 18, 2012
    Psychology

    Concepts of Learning: Conditioning, Reinforcement     Classical Conditioning   Concepts Responses Unconditioned stimulus (UCS): naturally induces a response Unconditioned …Read the Rest

    Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation

    September 16, 2012
    Brain

    Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation     Circadian Rhythm   Relevant Brain Structures Locations Influences Pineal gland Close to …Read the Rest

    Perception: Concepts and Theories

    September 13, 2012
    Brain

    Perception: Concepts and Theories     Perception: A complex process begins in the brain   Perceptual set: A “frame of …Read the Rest

    The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis

    September 8, 2012
    Brain

    The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Roles of the Brain Theories …Read the Rest

    The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste

    September 7, 2012
    Brain

    The Eight Senses: Smell and Taste     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Olfaction (smell) …Read the Rest

    The Eight Senses: Hearing

    September 6, 2012
    Brain

    The Eight Senses: Hearing     Types Physical Stimulus Equipment The Role of the Brain Theories Hearing Sound waves (air …Read the Rest

    The Eight Senses: Vision

    September 5, 2012
    Brain

    The Eight Senses: Vision     Types Physical stimulus Equipments Sub-Structures Role of the Brain Theories Vision Light waves (the …Read the Rest

    Concepts about Sensations

    September 4, 2012
    Psychology

    Concepts about Sensations   Concepts Explanations Sub-concepts/Examples Explanations Sensation Detection and translation of physical stimulus (sound, light, texture, flavor, etc.) …Read the Rest

    Structures and Functions of the Brain

    September 3, 2012
    Brain

    Brain Structures and Functions     Main Structures Locations Substructures Subdivisions/Features Functions Brain stem The lowest area of the brain, …Read the Rest

    Brain Imaging Techniques

    September 2, 2012
    Nervous System

    Brain Imaging Techniques   Imaging Techniques Materials Mechanisms Applications CAT (computerized axial tomography) X-ray pictures taken around the patient Computer-reconstructed …Read the Rest

    Functions of Neurotransmitters

    September 1, 2012
    Nervous System

    Functions of Neurotransmitters   Neurotransmitters Functions Disorders from insufficiency Disorders from oversupply Acetylcholine Memory; muscle movement (contraction) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia …Read the Rest

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