Phineas Gage Paper

At the age of 25, Phineas Gage was a bright, promising foreman working for the Rutland and Burlington railroad in Cavendish, Vermont. As was the practice of the times, the tamping powder was used to blast drill holes for the preparation of laying track (Wickens, 2005). Gage was using a tamping rod to compact the... Continue Reading →

The Process of Memory from Perception to Retrieval

Using the text, Cognition: The Thinking Animal, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 150 words in length. 1. What is primary memory? What are the characteristics of primary memory? Primary memory is more commonly known as short-term memory. Primary memory is... Continue Reading →

The Key Features of Language

When a dog barks, a cat meows, a cow moos, or a chicken clucks there is little doubt that some form of communication is taking place, but do these sounds constituted language? According to the standard definition of language, the answer is simply “no”. Communication must be communicative, arbitrary, structured, generative and dynamic to be... Continue Reading →

Cognitive Psychology Definition Paper

The cognitive approach to human and comparative psychology rests on two main assumptions: 1) there are cognitive representations and processes that act on those representations 2) we can discover these representations and processes, albeit indirectly (Willingham, 2007). This approach offers a middle ground between B.F. Skinner’s cut-and-dry input-output relations and C.L. Hull’s hypothetical constructs and... Continue Reading →

How To Define the Concept of Attention

Using the text, Cognition: The Thinking Animal, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 150 words in length. 1. How do you define the concept of attention? I related particularly well to the analogy of attention as a spotlight. In my life,... Continue Reading →

Motivation As It Relates to Cigarette Addiction, the Five-Factor Model, and Homeostasis

Explain in detail the formal concept of homeostatic regulation. Additionally, give in detail, two applied examples of the concept.  Homeostasis is the internal balance that the body maintains in order to facilitate normal corporal functions, such as blood glucose levels, intra, and extracellular fluid levels, body temperature, and salt concentrations (Deckers, 2005). The negative feedback... Continue Reading →

Sources of Motivation Paper

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine the interaction between motivation and behavior, as a derivative of choice. Evolution and identity are also addressed as sources of motivation. The paper concludes that motivation is the bar used to leverage motives against behavior, balanced on the fulcrum of choice.  Sources of Motivation Paper The... Continue Reading →

Motivation and The Brain Paper

Abstract This paper examines the motivation behind eating healthy within a structure of biological and environmental variables, acting upon the mechanism of choice. The factors of intrinsic and extrinsic are covered as well as the various components of anorexia nervosa and obesity. Also, an analysis of the neurological structures involved in hunger and satiety is... Continue Reading →

Vision, Senses, and Motor Control Worksheet

Using the text for this course, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 250 words in length. 1. What role does experience play in object recognition and visual perception? Be sure to include a specific example from your experience. I would... Continue Reading →

The Inter-relatedness of Gender Identity and Sexual Differentiation

Gender identity and sexual differentiation form a complex, interrelated paradigm involving genetic inheritance, internal and external physiology, endocrinology, neurological structure, sexual orientation, and socio-environmental factors. Before the 1950’s gender assignment at birth was a matter of ‘predominant sex’; in other words, dependent on the external genitalia, structure of gonads, and sex chromosomes (Cohen-Kettenis, 2005). In... Continue Reading →

Current Issues in Psychopharmacology

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects one out of every 200 people in the United States over the age of 50, with 10% of the overall diagnosed younger than 50 years of age, for a combined total U.S. prevalence of 66 to 258/100,000 (Wickens, 2005; Berger, Dodel, & Oertel, 2001). The clinical presentation of PD usually includes... Continue Reading →

Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet

Below you will see two columns: Brain Structure and Function(s). Items listed under the column, “Brain Structure” will list a region of the brain, while items under the column titled “Function(s)” will describe the general behavior, skill, and/or activity of the associated brain structure. Fill in the blank for each of the statements below, either... Continue Reading →

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