Questions to Learn More About a Person

Write ten questions you would ask to learn more about a person’s problems, feelings, relationships, and background. Let me put you in a situation. You are in high school. It is time for the S.A.T.’s. You have studied intensively for several weeks in preparation for the test, and now it is the night before the... Continue Reading →

Sleep Deprivation, Disorder, and Drugs

It has been my experience that sleep is the luxury of the strong-minded and the vice of the weak-minded. Sleep, in my life, has served as both a safe haven and torture chamber. I think Dale Carnegie (n.d.), the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, said it best, “If you can’t sleep,... 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 →

The Stages of Sleep and Dreaming

Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Describe the stages of sleep. In which stage do we dream? When a person first shuts their eyes to go to sleep alpha waves begin to show up on the EEG (Pinel, 2007). These waves go up down in waves of 8 and 12 Hz bursts.... Continue Reading →

Important Neurological Concepts

Post your response to the following: 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? Two of the most important concepts I have learned in this class are the settling-point theory of... Continue Reading →

Bio-psychology and Its Theoretical Framework

Post your response to the following: In your own words, describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework. The theoretical framework for biopsychology reads like a laundry list of psychological theories; genetics, experience, perceptions. These three sound eerily like the psychodynamic theory, the behaviorist tradition, and social-cognitive theory. Add to that physiology and biopsychology seems to encompass... Continue Reading →

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