Examines psychological & physiological aspects of relationship between stress & obesity.
Health psychologists have taken a uniquely biobehavioral approach to psychological and physiological dysfunction. They tend not to make rigid... more
Health psychologists have taken a uniquely biobehavioral approach to psychological and physiological dysfunction. They tend not to make rigid distinctions between problems that have been considered primarily psychological and those that have been classified as physiological. Instead, they have taken a more gestalt approach, looking at the human being as a whole and examining the dynamic interaction of the many forces at work on and within the individual. These forces include genetics, biology (including metabolism and neurophysiology), familial and sociocultural factors, personality or intra-psychic factors, and general environmental or situational factors. Health psychologists recognize that these variables influence a person's behavior as well as his physical, mental, and emotional health. Thus, their approach to stress as a result
Relationship of process of conscious attention to perceptual processing of information in prespeech memory buffer. Tables.
SELECTIVE ATTENTION: ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PERCEPTUAL PROCESSING OF INFORMATION IN PRESPEECH MEMORY BUFFER Problem Does Selective... more
SELECTIVE ATTENTION: ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PERCEPTUAL PROCESSING OF INFORMATION IN PRESPEECH MEMORY BUFFER Problem Does Selective Attention (mechanism that further processes information in a prespeech memory buffer) inhibit the processing of unattended information or is there a cognitive mechanism that automatically processes input even if humans are not attending to it? The research attempts to answer this question through an exploration of the effects of auditory color-word interference on a visual Stroop interference task with a spoken response. The context within which the conducted research can best be understood begins with some early work in the field conducted by Broadbent (1958). In this early work where subjects monitored (selectively attended to) input, Broadbent found that (1)
Definitions, theory & research, focusing on semantic memory (facts, declarative knowledge). Coding, conceptualization, retrieval, models, forgetting.
HUMAN MEMORY Introduction The purpose of this paper is to present an in-depth treatment of current theory and research on human memory.... more
HUMAN MEMORY Introduction The purpose of this paper is to present an in-depth treatment of current theory and research on human memory. In particular, the focus of the paper is on long-term, semantic memory. The treatment begins with a basic definition and delineation of components in human memory systems. After basic terms are defined, the paper presents an explication of current theory and research on semantic memory. In this regard, information on the two basic types of theoretical models of semantic memory are delineated and discussed. This delineation is followed by a brief review of some empirical investigations of human memory in general and semantic memory in particular, with an emphasis upon information loss or
Effects of marijuana, alcohol, P.C.P., psychedelics.
Within the human brain is a system of memory powerful enough to capture quick images, retaining them forever, and versatile enough to trigger... more
Within the human brain is a system of memory powerful enough to capture quick images, retaining them forever, and versatile enough to trigger associated sights, sounds, smells, tastes and emotions related to past scene. Such a potent force is vulnerable to outside influences including injury, disease and surgery. It also is subject to changes due to self-induced influences such as drugs and alcohol. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how memory is effected by these substances including marijuana, alcohol, P.C.P. and other psychedelic drugs. Memory originates as a sensory impression stored in the brain through the central visual system beginning at the primary visual cortex. The visual cortex is an area on the back surface of the brain that receives information about the visual world
Biological/psychological study of functional differences between brain's hemispheres. Brain damage, perception, nervous system activity, test measurements, expression & facial emotion.
I. Introduction This biological psychology paper will discuss left brain/ right brain differences. What is meant by left brain/right brain... more
I. Introduction This biological psychology paper will discuss left brain/ right brain differences. What is meant by left brain/right brain differences are differences between the two major hemispheres of the brain, the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere. The focus will be on how the hemispheres differ functionally to affect psychology. A number of studies will be summarized. II. Biological Aspects Study of patients with damage to only one brain hemisphere is used to deduce how the right brain and left brain are different-iated. Robertson and Delis (1986) note that patients with damage to the left brain have more difficulty in visuospatial part-whole processing than do patients with damage to the right brain.