PSY 240 Week 3 DQ 1 And DQ 2
PSY 240 Week 3 DQ 1 And DQ 2
Week 3 DQ 1
How would you explain the basic structures and functions of neurons and synapses in the brain to your little brother or sister? Consider using analogies and other examples so that he or she can easily comprehend the information.
Week 3 DQ 2
On p. 72 of the text, in the Thinking Clearly section, the conduction action potentials and activation of neurotransmitters is related to a row of mousetraps on a wobbly shelf. Think of another analogy you can use to describe the conduction of action potentials and activation of neurotransmitters. After posting your response to the second discussion question, review a classmate’s response. Post a message critiquing the classmate’s analogy. Was it effective? Why or why not?
Post a 200- to 300-word response explaining the concepts behind the Pro-nature and Pro-nurture perspectives. Consider the following questions:
o Why is it flawed to ask how much of a particular behavior is due to genetics and how much is due to experience?
o Why is it appropriate to separate the contributions of genetics and experience when measuring the development of differences among individuals?
Week 1 DQ 1
In your own words, describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework. How can understanding biopsychology be helpful in your personal and/or professional life? Provide a real-life example.
Week 1 DQ 2
How do various behaviors of social dominance and courtship display affect the evolutionary process? What other behaviors might have an impact on evolution? Be sure to provide specific examples.
You are a counselor for those suffering from eating disorders. Today, you have two different group sessions: one consisting of clients with obesity issues, and one dealing with anorexia issues. So that the clients feel more comfortable, you would like to first start the session by explaining some of the physiological factors that cause people to eat or not eat. Then, you will open the floor for questions from the group.
• Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format containing the following:
o Introduction: Act as the eating disorder counselor and introduce yourself to the group. Provide a brief explanation about what you will be discussing today.
o Description of the physiological factors for hunger and satiety: Discuss the physiological myths about hunger and satiety and those physiological factors that do contribute to hunger and satiety.
• Respond to the following questions proposed by the two different groups:
o Lindsey asked: My parents were both obese, is that why I am?
o Robert asked: My girlfriend and I eat together all of the time, so we eat the same food and amounts of food, but she never gains weight like I do. Why is that?
o Nancy asked: My mom says that I became anorexic because I’ve been reading too many Cosmo magazines and want to look like those girls. Maybe I did, but I really just don’t crave food. What do you think it is?
o Tyra asked: I don’t eat because every time I do, I just feel sick! Do you know why this is?