What is phrenology and what good has it contributed to psychology?



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Unit 3A ( p. 51-66 )

  1. What is phrenology and what good has it contributed to psychology?

  2. What do biological psychologists do?

  3. Explain how we are biopsychosocial systems?

  4. On the back of the paper draw a neuron and label its various parts?

  5. What does the myelin sheath do?

  6. What is the threshold of a neuron?

  7. How is the action potential triggered?

  8. How is information passed across the synaptic cleft (gap)?

  9. How does the neurotransmitter acetylcholine(Ach) affect behavior?

  10. What do endorphins do?

  11. What does the nervous system do?

  12. What are nerves?

  13. How do the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems work together?

  14. How might reflexes be helpful to humans?

  15. What does the endocrine system do?

  16. How does the endocrine system interact with the nervous system?

  17. Why is the pituitary called the master gland?

Unit 3A ( p. 51-66 )



  1. What is phrenology and what good has it contributed to psychology?

  2. What do biological psychologists do?

  3. Explain how we are biopsychosocial systems?

  4. On the back of the paper draw a neuron and label its various parts?

  5. What does the myelin sheath do?

  6. What is the threshold of a neuron?

  7. How is the action potential triggered?

  8. How is information passed across the synaptic cleft (gap)?

  9. How does the neurotransmitter acetylcholine(Ach) affect behavior?

  10. What do endorphins do?

  11. What does the nervous system do?

  12. What are nerves?

  13. How do the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems work together?

  14. How might reflexes be helpful to humans?

  15. What does the endocrine system do?

  16. How does the endocrine system interact with the nervous system?

  17. Why is the pituitary called the master gland?

Unit 3B p. 66 - 93



  1. What technological advances have allowed us to look more closely at the functions of the brain?

  2. What is the purpose of the medulla, pons, and reticular formation?

  3. What does the cerebellum do?

  4. How might a person be genetically predisposed to bravery or cowardice?

  5. What does the hypothalamus do?

  6. How might the size of an organism’s cerebral cortex account for differences in their functioning and behavior?

  7. What impact would contracting a disease that destroyed glia cells have on you?

  8. Explain the procedures that scientists have used to map out the motor cortex:

  9. What function does the sensory cortex perform?

  10. Explain the myth of humans using only 10% of their brains:

  11. What is aphasia?

  12. Explain the role of Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area:

  13. Explain plasticity in the brain:



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