PSY 340 Week 1 to Week 5 Assignments

PSY 340 Week 1 to Week 5 Assignments

PSY 340 Biological Foundations of Psychology


PSY 340 Week 1 Quiz

PSY 340 Week 2 Neurological Research Brochure

PSY 340 Week 2 Team Assignment Neural Plasticity Paper

PSY-340 Week 3 Assignment Sensory System Presentation

PSY/340 Week 3 Neurological Structures and Functions Tutorial and Worksheet

PSY340 Week 4 Assignment Sleep Deprivation Podcast

PSY 340 Week 4 Regrulatory Behavior Research Review / Regulatory Behavior Paper

PSY/340 Week 5 Brain Lateralization and Language Reflection

PSY 340 Week 5 Learning and Memory Presentation

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PSY 340 Week 1 Quiz

PSY 340 Week 1 Week One Tutorial Quiz (***** A+ Rated *****)

Resource: Week One Tutorial.

Complete the Week One Tutorial.

Complete the Week One Quiz at the end of the tutorial.

Week One Quiz

 

Multiple Choice
 
Choose the correct option for each question.
 

1. Chromosomes consist of large, double-stranded molecules of:

  • deoxyribonucleic acid.

  • ribonucleic acid.

  • autosomal genes.

  • recombination genes.



2. Which of the following is NOT one of the many ways that genes can affect behavior?


  • Genes may affect neurotransmitter levels or receptors.

  • Genes can act indirectly by making it more likely you will be raised in a particular environment.

  • Genes themselves cause behavior without any influence of the environment.

  • Genes produce proteins that may make it more likely for a person to become addicted.


3. Nerves from the central nervous system convey information to the muscles and glands by way of the:


  • autonomic nervous system.

  • somatic nervous system.

  • sympathetic nervous system.

  • parasympathetic nervous system.



4. When researchers try to estimate the heritability of a human behavior, what are the main kinds of individuals they consider?


  • Twins and adopted children

  • People from non-western cultures

  • Newborns and infants

  • Uneducated people living in educated societies


5. The sweat glands, adrenal glands, and muscles that constrict blood vessels have input from only the ____ nervous system.


  • sympathetic

  • parasympathetic

  • central

  • dorsal root


6. The temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex is the primary target for which kind of sensory information?


  • somatosensory, including touch

  • the simplest aspects of vision

  • gustatory

  • auditory


7. Suppose a virus damaged only the dorsal roots of the spinal cord, but not the ventral roots. What would happen to the sensory and motor abilities of the affected area?


  • Loss of sensation, but preserved motor control

  • Loss of both sensation and motor control

  • Loss of motor control, but preserved sensation

  • Unaffected sensation and motor control


8. Units of heredity that maintain their structural identity from one generation to another are:


  • enzymes.

  • mutations.

  • nucleic acids.

  • genes.


9. Color vision deficiency is more common in males than in females because it is controlled by a:


  • sex-limited gene.

  • Y-linked gene.

  • dominant X-linked gene.

  • recessive X-linked gene.


10. The central nervous system is composed of:


  • the brain and spinal cord.

  • all the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.

  • the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

  • the somatic and autonomic nervous systems.


11. Almost all humans have 23 pairs of which of the following?


  • RNA

  • Chromosomes

  • Genes

  • Corduroys



12. In one family, all three children are homozygous for a recessive gene. What can be concluded about the parents?


  • Each parent is also homozygous for the recessive gene.

  • Each parent is heterozygous.

  • One parent is homozygous for the dominant gene; the other is homozygous for the recessive gene.

  • Each parent is either homozygous for the recessive gene or heterozygous.



13. If the spinal cord is cut at a given segment, the brain loses sensation at:


  • that segment only.

  • that segment and all segments above it.

  • that segment and all segments below it.

  • all other segments.


14. Changes in single genes are called:


  • alterations.

  • mutations.

  • mendelians.

  • enzymes.

  •  



15. Cortical blindness may result from the destruction of:


  • any part of the cortex.

  • the occipital cortex.

  • the parietal cortex.

  • the central sulcus.


16. Damage to the ____ often causes people to lose their social inhibitions and to ignore the rules of polite conduct.


  • corpus callosum

  • cerebellum

  • prefrontal cortex

  • striate cortex


17. If a trait has high heritability:


  • hereditary differences account for none of the observed variations in that characteristic within that population.

  • the environment cannot influence that trait.

  • it is still possible for the environment to influence that trait.

  • the trait is not influenced by heredity.


18. If a person has difficulty determining which of two rhythms is faster, it is likely that she suffered damage to the:


  • cerebellum.

  • forebrain.

  • tectum.

  • medulla.


19. Recessive genes manifest their effects only when the individual is ____ for them.


  • sex limited

  • homo sapien

  • homozygous

  • heterozygous


20. An impairment of eating, drinking, temperature regulation, or sexual behavior suggests possible damage to which brain structure?


  • Midbrain

  • Hippocampus

  • Hypothalamus

  • Cerebellum


 

True or False
 
Choose whether each statement is True or False.

1. Researchers have found specific genes linked to certain specific behaviors.
a. True                                         b. False
 

2. The parasympathetic nervous system activates the "fight or flight" response.
a. True                                         b. False
 

3. A strand of DNA serves as a template (model) for the synthesis of RNA molecules.
a. True                                         b. False
 

4. A tract in the spinal cord would most likely be found in the white matter.
a. True                                         b. False
 

5. The limbic system is important for motivation and emotional behaviors.
a. True                                         b. False
 

 Short Answer
 
Answer the following questions in 50 to 100 words each.

1. What are the four lobes of the brain? What is each lobe responsible for?
 

2. What makes a behavior hereditary? What factors influence the heritability of behaviors?
 

 

PSY 340 Week 2 Assignment Neurological Research Brochure

 

In this assignment, you will create a paneled brochure describing the anatomy of neurons, synaptic transmissions, and the functions of neurotransmitters.

Resource: Brochure Builder

You are working for a neurological research center, and they need additional reading material for their waiting room.

Create a 2- to 3-page illustrated brochure that includes the following:

·         The anatomy of a neuron

·         A description of the neural impulse

·         The stages of neural conduction

·         The function of the primary neurotransmitters

·         An example of a physically painful experience that contrasts the neural conduction process under normal circumstances and under the influence of an opiate drug

Include two to three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

 

PSY 340 Week 2 Team Assignment Neural Plasticity Paper

 

For this assignment, your team will choose a participant to work with who has experienced trauma to the brain and describe the functions and limitations of neural plasticity in the recovery process.

You are working as a behavioral health specialist in a neurological research center and are responsible for participant education. There are three participants to choose from: Stephanie has experienced a stroke; Jamie has experienced an amputation; and Robert has experienced a traumatic brain injury. Choose one participant to work with.

Prepare a 1,000- to 1,200-word paper that explains the functions and limitations of neural plasticity in the participant's recovery process.

Include two to three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



PSY 340 Week 3 Assignment Sensory System Presentation


Week 3 Sensory System Presentation

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation including detailed speaker notes.

Choose one of the five senses.

Identify which nervous system structures are involved in that sensory system.

Describe the following:

·         The damage to the structures

·         How the damage has affected the nervous system.

·         Explain why this change in the nervous system has occurred.

Include a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

PSY 340 Week 3 Neurological Structures and Functions Tutorial and Worksheet

 
In this assignment, you will be identify and describe the nervous and sensory systems.

Complete Neurological Structure and Function Tutorial and Worksheet


Answer each of the following questions in at least 30 to 45 words each.

 

1.      Describe the functional and anatomic differences between rods and cones.



2.      Describe the trichromatic and opponent-process theories of color vision.



3.      Trace the process of interpreting auditory information from the stimulus to the interpretation.

 

4.      Name and describe the major structures of the middle ear.



5.      Describe the factors that contribute to sound localization.



6.      What is the function of the somatosensory system?



7.      Name and describe the parts of the brain involved in the chemical sense of taste.



8.      Describe the areas and major functions of the primary motor cortex.



9.      Describe Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

 

10.  Describe and differentiate between the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

 

 
PSY 340 Week 4 Assignment Sleep Deprivation Podcast

In this assignment, you will develop a transcript for a podcast on the importance of good sleep hygiene and the negative effects of sleep deprivation on teens.

Imagine your psychology club has been asked to present to a local Parent-Teacher Association on the effects of sleep deprivation in teenagers. Write a transcript that will be recorded for a podcast. The subjects are listed below.

Create a 5- to 10-minute podcast that describes the following:

·         The importance of healthy sleep hygiene in optimal functioning

·         The effects of sleep deprivation on daily functioning

·         Suggested possible approaches to ensure quality sleep

Submit a transcript of your podcast along with the audio file.



PSY 340 Week 4 Regrulatory Behavior Research Review / Regulatory Behavior Paper

 

In this assignment, you will summarize and critique a current research article on a regulatory behavior.

Select a peer-reviewed research article from the UOP University Library on a regulatory behavior of your choice.

Write a 1,050-word critique that includes the following:

o   A concise summary of the article, including hypothesis and research methods used

o   An evaluation of how hormones are involved and relate to the behavior

o   A critique of the findings of the study, including potential problems with the author's methods, conclusions, and results

o   Relevance to the field of psychology and current research

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

 
OR
 

Week 4 Regulatory Behavior Paper

Choose a specific regulatory behavior.

Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper that includes the following:

·         Explain the role of the nervous system.

·         Describe the effect of fear, aggression, or anxiety on the specified behavior.

·         Explain the function of the hormones involved and how they relate to the behavior.

·         Describe the effects of regulatory impairments on the specified behavior.

Include a minimum of two to three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

PSY 340 Week 5 Assignment Brain Lateralization and Language Reflection
 

In this assignment, you will provide an example of language disruption as a result of brain trauma, using a topic current in today's research.

Write a 525-word reflection analyzing brain lateralization and its role in language.

Provide an example of language disruption as a result of brain trauma using a topic current in today's research: CTE, autism spectrum disorder, or Alzheimer's or dementia.

Cite 1 to 2 peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

 

and

Write a 200- to 300-word reflection describing brain lateralization and its role in language.

Provide an example of language disruption as a result of brain trauma.

Include one to two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

PSY340 Week 5 Assignment Learning and Memory Presentation


In this assignment, you will Students discuss the relationship between learning and memory, including neural processes and current research.

Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including detailed speaker notes, that addresses the following:

·         Illustrate the neuroanatomy of and neural processes related to learning and memory.

·         Discuss the relationship between learning and memory from a functional perspective. Address why learning and memory are interdependent.

·         Use case studies and examples from research articles to help you illustrate this relationship.

Include a minimum of four sources.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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