To Eat or Not to Eat

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... Continue Reading →

The Brain: Structures and Divisions

I have always found it interesting how humans seem incapable of producing any mechanism outside of the blueprint of the human body. We, for instance, create computers that almost directly mirror the function and applicability of the human brain. Then we manufacture automobiles that utilize the same processes as our body, albeit with different ingredients,... Continue Reading →

Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the United States is at a level that demands greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disorders and the drugs commonly concerned in treatment. Consequently, about 1% of the general population is affected by schizophrenia, 6% for depression, .07% of children develop Tourette syndrome, and about 25% of... Continue Reading →

Theories of Emotion Comparison

Darwin It would seem that Darwin’s theory of emotion deals more with the theory of the expression of emotion rather than a theory detailing the exact mechanisms of emotion. Darwin’s theory entails the underlying premise that emotional expressions necessitate the same emotional state across an entire species (Pinel, 2007). As with Darwin’s theory of natural... Continue Reading →

Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality

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. Lesions The first way to study brain lateralization is through brain damage, specifically damage to the cerebral commissures (Pinel, 2007). The corpus... Continue Reading →

Theories of Sleep (Recuperation vs. Circadian)

Why do we sleep? What governs when or how long we sleep? This activity will assist you in understanding two common sleep theories, recuperation and circadian, which provide different answers to these questions. Depending on which one you support, it may change your outlook on sleep and your current sleeping habits. Categorize each characteristic under... Continue Reading →

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