30 Jun

Psychophysiology: The Mind-Body Perspective (Perspectives in

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Sighted people use vision to gather information about their environment more than any other sense. To view objects closer than 20 feet, our lens must change shape. These may range from purely personal (for example, a daughter having to face an alcoholic father or a mother dealing with a problem child) to those that may be rooted within the family set up (for example, lack of communication and interaction among family members) or in a larger group or community setting (for example, terrorist groups or socially isolated communities) or may have national or international dimensions.

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30 Jun

Behavioral Genetics

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Anna Freud (1968) advocates that adolescence is typified by ‘psychological disequilibrium’ resulting from sexual maturity and arousal of ego-defense mechanisms [e.g. intellectualism, asceticism]. Maslow also identified these needs as metamotives. Relative size of CC in FMT [female to male transsexuals] is different from ratios in their biological sex (female controls) and resembles that in males.” Most recently three new aspects of brain morphology were found to differ between homosexual and heterosexual males and between males and females.

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30 Jun

International Library of Psychology: Pleasure And Pain: A

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Skinner’s emphasis on learning explains why infants acquire the language they hear and how they add new words to their vocabularies. Adrenaline binds with the cells that regulate heart beat and causes the heart rate to rise, which also helps circulate the increased blood sugar. Negative reinforcers involve unpleasant and painful stimuli. status. Now for example patients with frontal lobe damage have difficulty estimating the length of the spine of an average woman. The next morning, the extravert will ask you what happened (and where are his clothes).

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30 Jun

Chapter 018, Circumventricular Organs

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Assessment Methods Several methods are used for psychological assessment. organised. interview. The dog was left in the box for some time. Identical twins separated at birth and raised in different families constitute the best cases for heredity and personality because similarities between the two are due only to genetic influences. They are afraid they too are divorceable and will be abandoned by one or both of their parents.

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29 Jun

Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind

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This may not be true of the infant, for when self- awareness is just beginning the body is probably the central or even the only part THE SELF AND BEHAVIOR 95 SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE BY OTHERS This research * was designed to study the stability of the self. The first problem that comes to mind is the squabbles that develop among a small group of people stuck together for long periods -- a somewhat grander version of, �familiarity breeds contempt.� When people are subjected to the personality quirks of their coworkers, they often become frustrated and argumentative.

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29 Jun

Psychological care in physical illness

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Charles Darwin introduced the compara- tive approach to both biology and psychol- ogy. Self-testing: A check on sexual levels, in B. However, it is also the case that CT and MRI investigations, as well as autopsy studies, show a variable degree of general cortical atrophy, and that the frontal lobes can be particularly implicated (Shimamura et al., 1988; Jacobson et al. 1990 ). See the scale online: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rlweiss/473/section2/l-w.htm Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale - Schumm et al., 1986, Journal of Marriage & the Family, 48, p. 381-387.

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29 Jun

Handbook of the Biology of Aging (Handbooks of Aging)

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It is the basic structural unit of the nervous system. When trying to manage stress, it is often difficult for people to decide whether self-help will be enough or whether they should seek professional help. As might be expected, the older children more quickly and more fre- quently arrived at correct word meanings than did the younger ones. This viewpoint emphasises the importance of how human beings give meaning to events and actions and interpret them as they occur in a particular context.

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29 Jun

Physiological Psychology: Volume 2 (Psychology Library

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The good news is that if we can learn hate, we can probably unlearn it. Further evidence for left hemisphere dominance: The Wada technique Before concerning concrete functionality of the left hemisphere, further evidence for the dominance of the left hemisphere is provided. An understanding of the biological principles relevant to psychology is needed to understand current psychological thinking. Self-actualization is the need to fulfill one's own potential.

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29 Jun

Sensation and Perception: a History of the Philosophy of

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These concepts, and the theories of instinctive behavior that were derived from them, clashed violently with the ideas of American psychologists who emphasized the importance of environment and experience. Furthermore, different attitudes toward the president and toward other members are held to be consistent with the background of the social class. * Henry S. For example, biological psychologists believe that schizophrenia is affected by levels of dopamine (a neurotransmitter).

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29 Jun

The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique

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Advances in medicines and technology have enhanced the life span of man though the quality of life of the elderly people is a questionable one. A form of compensation in which the person carries a certain activ- ity to such an extreme that it becomes obvious to observers that the activity is a second choice or a second best. As children grow and are approximately between 4 and 7 years of age they want answers to all their questions like: Why is the sky blue? Using a 3-stimulus auditory oddball task, we examined...

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