Autonomic Nervous System

Psychology Terminology
Psychology Terminology
Psychology Terminology o Health Psychology – uses behavioral principles to promote health and prevent illness. o Behavioral medicine – applied psychology to manage medical problems such as diabetes or asthma. o Behavioral risk factors – are behaviors that increase the chances of disease, injury, and death. o Disease prone personality – people that tend to be chronically depressed, anxious, hostile, and frequently ill. o Refusal skills training – role-playing to learn how to resist pressures for
Human Memory VS Computer Memory
Human Memory VS Computer Memory
Human Memory V.S. Computer Memory Theoretically the brain is a machine. It has a computer (processor) with neural connections, programmed responses, and a data bank. It has sensors in the body that input information into the computer. It has an output to devices that perform actions, and the brain communicates with these devices through electrical and chemical channels. The comparison of the brain and the computer is a metaphor. When it comes to the brain, we often see the computer as a someday
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention Lesson 7 Short Answer 1. Define prevention. Provide an example of a behavior that helps prevent physical illness. Indicate reasons why prevention is difficult to do in practice. Prevention is the best problem-solving solution. It is a risk-factor reduction behavior that can prevent stress and other health problems. For example, if lung cancer is painful for a patient and stressful to one’s mind, the best solution to eliminate the potential pain and stress is to prevent smoking. Preven
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias? There are many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of phobias. Firstly we must discuss what is known about the origins of natural fear before considering clinical evidence on the genesis of abnormal phobias. Fear is a very ancient and universal emotion in man. It can be defined as the sensation felt when you are in danger, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When it is not justified by the presence of real danger or thr
HEART
HEART
HEART The human heart is a specialized, four-chambered muscle that maintains BLOOD flow in the CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. Located in the thorax, it lies left of the body's midline, above and in contact with the diaphragm. It is situated immediately behind the breastbone, or sternum, and between the lungs, with its apex tilted to the body cavity's left side. In most people the apex can be felt during each heart contraction. At rest, the heart pumps about 59 cc (2 oz) of blood per beat and 5 l (5 qt) pe
Muscle is the tough elastic tissue that makes body parts move All anim
Muscle is the tough elastic tissue that makes body parts move All anim
Muscle is the tough, elastic tissue that makes body parts move. All animals except the simplest kinds have some type of muscle. People use muscles to make various movements, such as walking, jumping, or throwing. Muscles also help in performing activities necessary for growth and for maintaining a strong, healthy body. For example, people use muscles in the jaw to chew food. Other muscles help move food through the stomach and intestines, and aid in digestion. Muscles in the heart and blood ves
Compare and contrast the cardiovascular responses to exercise in a nor
Compare and contrast the cardiovascular responses to exercise in a nor
Compare and contrast the cardiovascular responses to exercise in a normal individual with an individual who has had a heart transplant. The cardiovascular system consists of a pump (the heart) and a series of tubes that enable the collection and distribution of blood to groups of thin vessels where exchange may occur with the nearby tissues. This continuous circulation is required to deliver nutrients, oxygen and other vital items to tissues around the body that need them. As well as this, unwa
Stress
Stress
Stress This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it's important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that's why it's important that we all be properly educated on it. First We need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body's nonspecific response to any demand. Another way of describing stress is any nervousness or anxiety. Almost a
The Mind-Body Connection
The Mind-Body Connection
The Mind-Body Connection The mind has an incredible power. We see it as we go through our everyday activities, constantly displaying the wonders of logic, thought, memory and creativity. Yet, can the mind be more powerful than we know? Is it possible to reduce or even eliminate pain, illness and disease by using the natural powers it possesses? Can the mind heal? Many of our finest researchers and scientists have explored that question, and while the exact answer still eludes us, the facts seem
How Nutrients Get in and Wastes Out
How Nutrients Get in and Wastes Out
How Nutrients Get in, and Wastes Out. By Faisal Premji Science 10 Assignment -- Part B In a human being, nutrients are necessary for survival. But how are these nutrients obtained? This report will go into depth on how the food we eat gets into our cells, and how the waste products that we produce get out of the body. Also, the unicellular organism Paramecium will be compared with a human being, in terms of all of the above factors. Dietary Nutrients The chief nutrients in a diet are classified
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom
Sudden Infant Death Syndrom Sudden infant death syndrome, better known as S.I.D.S., is one of the leading causes for the inflated infant mortality rate in this country today. It is often misunderstood or unrecognizable. For the most part, the causes of SIDS are unknown to the general public. This is changing, however, as public awareness is ever increasing. Thus, the purpose of this paper will be to explain sudden infant death syndrome and its known or suggested causes. Also, the history of SIDS
Stress
Stress
Stress Stress by Ashley Strawder I. What Is Stress? Stress is the combination of psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions that people have in response to events that threaten or challenge them. Stress can be good or bad. Sometimes, stress is helpful, providing people with the extra energy or alertness they need. Stress could give a runner the edge he or she needs to persevere in a marathon, for example. This good kind of stress is called eustress. Unfortunately, stress is often not
Dreams
Dreams
Dreams Dreaming is a form of mental activity, different from waking thought, that occurs during sleep. The nature of dream activity has been characterized by many clinical and laboratory studies. These studies show that dreams are more perceptual than conceptual: Things are seen and heard rather than thought. In terms of the senses, visual experience is present in almost all dreams; auditory experience in 40 to 50 percent; and touch, taste, smell, and pain in a relatively small percentage. A con
Psychology
Psychology
Psychology Psychology INTRODUCTION The study of the way people think and behave is called psychology. The field of psychology has a number of sub-disciplines devoted to the study of the different levels and contexts of human thought and behavior. Social psychology, for example, deals with human thought and action in a social context, while physiological psychology is concerned with thought and behavior at the level of neurology. Another division of psychology, comparative psychology compares the
Actor-observer Bias
Actor-observer Bias
CHAPTER 13 Actor-observer Bias • Fundamental attribution error – refers to observers’ bias in favor of internal attributions in explaining other’s behavior o Observer’s tendency to cause an actor’s behavior on internal factors o Actor’s tendency to cause their behavior on situational factors § *defensive attribution – tendency to blame victims for their misfortune so that one feels less likely to be victimized in a similar way Effects of Physical Appearance • People tend to ascribe desirable cha