Discussion Movement Learning

Discussion Movement Learning

Discussion Movement Learning

I need help answering questions, each question must be 200 words. Questions are attached along with pages from the textbook.  Discussion: Movement & Learning

TEXTBOOK: Discovering behavioral neuroscience: An introduction to biological psychology 4th edition by Laura A. Freberg.

These are 2 different chapters!

After reading Chapter Nine of The Jungle and watching The Progressive Era, use these sources and the textbook to address the following questions:

  • What do you see as the most serious problem of the first decade of the 1900s?
  • Why was this problem more serious than the other problems?
  • How did Americans attempt to solve the problem?
  • In what ways were they effective?
  • In what ways did aspects of the problem still remain?  Discussion Movement Learning

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and properly cite any references.

What is a social movement? Provide examples of social movements in the past, and social movements currently occurring.

The textbook for reference is located at https://d3bxy9euw4e147.cloudfront.net/oscms-prodcm…

Identify and describe the key structures and functions of a neuron that enable us to experience neural communication such as dendrites, axon, nucleus, myelin sheath, axon terminals and synaptic gaps

Discuss how neural signaling among the neurons takes place including how an action potential is generated within the neuron

  • Identify and describe the two major divisions of the nervous system (central and peripheral nervous system) and differentiate between the somatic and autonomic divisions as well as the sympathetic and parasympathetic parts of the autonomic nervous system
  • Identify and describe the significant structures of the forebrain, the midbrain and the hindbrain including key structures for each division (such as the hypothalamus, thalamus, cerebral cortex, limbic system, etc.)
  • Identify and describe the purpose of each gland of the endocrine system
  • Identify and describe several key neurotransmitters and the role that each one might play. If a medical expert were to recommend a treatment strategy that affected your level of neurotransmitters, would you agree to try that strategy despite potential negative side effects? Why or why not? Support your response
  • If you were a trained professional, how would you best explain the interaction between the brain, neurotransmitters, and hormones to your patients? What simple tools could you use to make this information less overwhelming?
  • Do you believe that brain scans are the future to understanding the brain and its unique functions? Based on how much progress scientists have made thus far, what do you believe the future holds for us? Support your responsepart Discussion Movement Learning

Unit 1: Key Points Discussion Movement Learning

Chapter 1 – History and Overview of Social Psychology
  • Early research by Triplett and Ringelmann established an enduring topic in social psychology: how the presence of others affects an individual’s performance.
  • In the 1930s – 1950s social psychology began to flourish because the world needed an explanation for the violence of war and solutions to it.
  • Sherif ’s work laid the foundation for later studies of social influence.
  • Stanley Milgram’s experiments demonstrated individuals’ vulnerability to the destructive commands of authority.
  • Researchers are becoming more interested in how emotion, motivation, and cognition can operate together in influencing individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • A great deal of recent social psychological research has explored the automatic versus controllable nature of a number of processes, such as stereotyping. Discussion Movement Learning
  • Biological perspectives, including perspectives based on neuroscience, genetics, and evolutionary principles, are being applied to the study of social psychological issues such as gender differences, relationships, and aggression.
  • Increasing numbers of social psychologists are evaluating the universal generality or cultural specificity of their theories and findings by examining similarities and differences across cultures as well as between racial and ethnic groups within cultures.
  • The emerging subfield of behavioral economics studies how psychology—particularly social and cognitive psychology— relates to economic decision making. Discussion Movement Learning
  • Research on embodied cognition focuses on the connections between the mind and the body, such as in how body gestures or movements can influence and be influenced by our thoughts and feelings.
  • Advances in technology, such as improved brain-imaging techniques, have given rise to groundbreaking research in social psychology.

Chapter 2 – Social Psychology Research Principles

  • Before pursuing a research idea, it is important to see what research has already been done on that idea and related topics.
  • Electronic databases provide access to a wealth of information, both in the psychology literature and in more general sources.
  • Formulating a hypothesis is a critical step toward planning and conducting research. Discussion Movement Learning
  • Theories in social psychology attempt to explain and predict social psychological phenomena. The best theories are precise, explain all the relevant information, and generate research that can support or disconfirm them. They should be revised and improved as a result of the research they inspire.
  • The goal of basic research is to increase general understanding of human behavior while the goal of applied research is to increase understanding of real-world events and contribute to the solution of social problems.
  • Researchers often must transform abstract, conceptual variables into specific operational definitions that indicate exactly how the variables are to be manipulated or measured.
  • Construct validity is the extent to which the operational definition being measured  successfully measure the concept it’s designed to measure.
  • To best ensure a sample that is representative of the broader population, researchers should randomly select people from the population to be in the survey. Discussion Movement Learning
  • Correlational research examines the association between variables.  A correlation coefficient is a measure of the strength and direction of the association between two variables.  Positive correlations indicate that as scores on one variable increase, scores on the other variable increase, and that as scores on one variable decrease, scores on the other decrease.
  • Negative correlations indicate that as scores on one variable increase, scores on the other decrease.  Correlation does not indicate causation; the fact that two variables are correlated does not necessarily mean that one causes the other.
  • Research results have external validity to the extent that they can be generalized to other people and other situations.
  • There is growing interest in studying the role of culture in social psychology. Discussion Movement Learning