PSY105 Assignment 1 Spring 2018 2
PSY105: Introduction to psychology
June 3, 2018
From Chapter 2, what part of the brain is responsible for remembering the important information that will be on the exam? Describe that part of the brain and its purpose. Deep inside the medical temporal lobe is the region of the brain known as the limbic system which includes the hippocampus, the amygdala, the cingulate gyrus, the thalamus, the hypothalamus, the epithalamus, the mammillary body and other organs, many of which are of particular relevance to the processing of memory. It performs higher functions like interpreting touch, vision, and hearing as speech, reasoning, emotions, learning and fine control of movement. Cerebellum is located under the cerebrum. Its functions are to coordinate muscle movements, maintain posture and balance.
Section 2. As covered in Chapter 4, psychologists have determined that age can affect cognitive development and memory.
For your friend who is 17, how could you use what you have learned about moral development to explain why she may be checking her phone every 2 minutes for text messages and social media updates. How could she expand her attention? I think she is checking her phone to stay connected with her friends and she what they been up too. She can expand her attention by not getting on social media every 2 minutes and she need to focus on other things in life like school, family etc. her social media will be with her for the rest of her life. I honestly think it’s a habit for her to check what’s going on with her friends.
For your friend is age 65, and having a hard time with vocabulary, explain what may be happening that prevents her from doing well on this type of activity. How could she improve?
When you start aging your vocabulary is not going to be the same when you were younger sometimes at that age you will need some help remembering how to spell ce3rtain words or etc. it does take older people a long time to remember things. At that age you just got to keep practicing and practicing your vocabulary after a while it will get better over time.
Section 3. In chapter 6, we learn about operant conditioning. Describe operant conditioning in your own words. Thinking of operant conditioning, how could you help your friend use rewards as motivation to study more often?Operate conditioning to me means a t...