PSY 240 Week 7 CheckPoint Emotions

PSY 240 Week 7 CheckPoint Emotions

PSY 240 Week 7 CheckPoint Emotions

•    Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Briefly describe the following biopsychology theories of emotion.

o    Darwin
o    James-Lange
o    Cannon-Bard
o    Limbic System

•    Include the brain mechanisms involved with each.

Week 7 DQ 1

Jim has taken heroin for the past 5 years. One day, Jim and Jack go out and both use large quantities of heroin. Although both did the same amount of drugs, Jack dies from an overdose. Discuss how drug tolerance and conditioning may factor into this outcome. Explain the possible reasons for their addiction.

Week 7 DQ 2

Review the Drug Health Effects Scale in Appendix D.


Rate each drug according to the hazard scale for each of the categories listed. When finished, add each category for each drug’s health hazard total.

Copy and paste your completed Drug Health Effects table into a post in the Main forum along with your responses to the following questions: Are you surprised at your results? Why or why not? If the drug’s social impact was a category, how might it change your totals?

•    Write a 700- to 1050-word paper in APA format on the following psychological disorders and diseases. Discuss any associated theories behind the disorder or disease:

o    Schizophrenia
o    Depression
o    Mania
o    Anxiety Disorder
o    Tourette Syndrome

•    Include drugs that can remedy or lessen the effects of the disorders and diseases. Explain how these drugs help. What are the negative effects associated with these drugs?

•    Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Many studies have been conducted on cerebral lateralization revealing different functionalities of the left and right hemispheres. Describe four methods for studying cerebral lateralization.

•    Use the table from Appendix E and fill in the different functions of each hemisphere.

•    Post as an attachment.What are the most important concepts you have learned in this course? How can you apply them to your life? What difference can these concepts or tools make in your everyday life