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  1. PSY 240 UOP Course Material - PSY240dotcom

  2. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • PSY 240 Week 1 CheckPoint The Nature-Nurture IssuePSY 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2PSY 240 Week 2 CheckPoint The Nervous SystemPSY 240 Week 2 Assignment The BrainPSY 240 Week 3 CheckPoint Brain StudiesPSY 240 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2PSY 240 Week 4 CheckPoint Eating What, When, and How MuchPSY 240 Week 4 CheckPoint Set and Settling Points • 1. CheckPoint: The Nature-Nurture Issue • · Post a 200- to 300-word response explaining the concepts behind the Pro-nature and Pro-nurture perspectives. Consider the following questions: • o Why is it flawed to ask how much of a particular behavior is due to genetics and how much is due to experience? PSY 240 Entire Course (UOP) PSY 240 Week 1 CheckPoint The Nature-Nurture Issue (UOP)

  3. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. Discussion Questions • · Post in Main Forum Day 2 DQ#1: In your own words, describe biopsychology and its theoretical framework. How can understanding biopsychology be helpful in your personal and/or professional life? Provide a real-life example. • · Post in Main Forum Day 4 DQ#2: How do various behaviors of social dominance and courtship display affect the evolutionary process? • 1. Assignment: The Brain • · Writea 700- to 1050-word paper in APA format describing the five major structures of the brain and each structure’s function(s) in the human body. Be sure to include the following brain structures: • o Myelencephalon • o Metencephalon • o Mesencephalon • o Deincephalon • o Telencephalon PSY 240 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP) PSY 240 Week 2 Assignment The Brain (UOP)

  4. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • CheckPoint: The Nervous System • · Review Appendix B, and have it available as you conduct the Structures of the Nervous System activity at:http://204.17.25.69/axia/psy240/. This activity will assist your understanding of the different structures of the nervous system and brain. After viewing a variety of biological structures, label each with the appropriate term. • 1. CheckPoint: Brain Studies: • · Due Day 5/Main Forum: Post a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentation on the following: Briefly summarize the various methods for studying the brain. • · Use speaker notes to provide details about each method. PSY 240 Week 2 CheckPoint The Nervous System (UOP) PSY 240 Week 3 CheckPoint Brain Studies (UOP)

  5. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. Discussion Questions • · DQ#1/ Due Day 2/Main Forum:How would you explain the basic structures and functions of neurons and synapses in the brain to your little brother or sister? Consider using analogies and other examples so that he or she can easily comprehend the information. • After posting your response to DQ 1, review a classmate’s response and play the role of the little brother or sister. • 1. Assignment: To Eat or Not to Eat- Post as Attachment in Individual Forum Day 7 • You are a counselor for those suffering from eating disorders. Today, you have two different group sessions: one consisting of clients with obesity issues, and one dealing with anorexia issues. So that the clients feel more comfortable, you would like to first start the session by explaining some of the physiological factors that cause people to eat or not eat. PSY 240 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP) PSY 240 Week 4 Assignment To Eat or Not to Eat (UOP)

  6. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. CheckPoint: Eating—What, When, and How Much • · Due Day 4/Individual Forum as Attachment: Post a100-to 150-word response to the following: After reading section 10.3, Factors that Determine What, When, and How Much We Eat,in the text,does your personal experience support these concepts? Why or why not? Provide examples. • 1. CheckPoint: Set and Settling Points • · Due Day 5/Individual Forum as Attachment: Post a 100- to 150-word response to the following: What is the difference between the idea of set points versus settling points in relation to weight control? Which do you believe to be true? Explain your answer. PSY 240 Week 4 CheckPoint Eating What, When, and How Much (UOP) PSY 240 Week 4 CheckPoint Set and Settling Points (UOP)

  7. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. CheckPoint: Sexual Orientation and Identity-Due Day 5 Individual Forum as Attachment. • Post a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation summarizing the different perspectives on sexual orientation and identity. • Include detailed speaker’s notes to explain these perspectives. • 1. Discussion Questions • · DQ#1/Due Day 2/Main Forum:You specialize in prenatal care and Mary, one of your patients, just discovered she is pregnant. She’s very curious about how the sex of her baby will be determined. Discuss with Mary the neuroendocrine system’s involvement with sexual development. PSY 240 Week 5 CheckPoint Sexual Orientation and Identity (UOP) PSY 240 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

  8. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. Assignment: Sleep Deprivation, Disorders, and Drugs-Post as Attachment in Individual Forum Day 7 • · Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format on the following questions: Describe a situation in which you did not get enough sleep. How did it effect your mood, behavior, and cognitive and motor skills? Does your experience coincide with the effects of sleep deprivation described in the text? • CheckPoint: Sleeping and Dreaming • · Due Day 4/Individual Forum as Attachment:Posta 200- to 300-word response to the following: Describe the stages of sleep. In which stage do we dream? What are the five common beliefs about dreaming? What are the two common theories about dreams? Which of the two theories do you agree with? Explain. PSY 240 Week 6 Assignment Sleep Deprivation, Disorders, and Drugs (UOP) PSY 240 Week 6 CheckPoint Sleeping and Dreaming (UOP)

  9. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • CheckPoint: Theories of Sleep • Due Day 5/Individual Forum as Attachment:ReviewAppendix C, which lists characteristics of the recuperation and circadian theories of sleep. • Categorize each characteristic under its appropriate theory—Recuperation or Circadian—by placing an X in the appropriate column and answer the questions posted at the end of Appendix C. • 1. CheckPoint: Emotions- Due Day 5 Individual Forum as Attachment. • Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Briefly describe the following biopsychology theories of emotion. • o Darwin • o James-Lange • o Cannon-Bard • o Limbic System PSY 240 Week 6 CheckPoint Theories of Sleep (UOP) PSY 240 Week 7 CheckPoint Emotions (UOP)

  10. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • · DQ#1/Due Day 2/Main Forum:Jim has taken heroin for the past 5 years. One day, Jim and Jack go out and both use large quantities of heroin. Although both did the same amount of drugs, Jack dies from an overdose. Discuss how drug tolerance and conditioning may factor into this outcome. Explain the possible reasons for their addiction. • 1. Assignment: Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs • · Due Day 7/ Individual Forum as Attachment. • · Writea 700- to 1050-word paper in APA format on the following psychological disorders and diseases. Discuss any associated theories behind the disorder or disease: • o Schizophrenia • o Depression • o Mania PSY 240 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP) PSY 240 Week 8 Assignment Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs (UOP)

  11. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • CheckPoint: Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality • · Due Day 4/ Individual Forum as Attachment. • · Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Many studies have been conducted on cerebral lateralization revealing different functionalities of the left and right hemispheres. Describe four methods for studying cerebral lateralization. • 1. Capstone Discussion Question • · Due Day 3 Main Forum:What are the most important concepts you have learned in this course? How can you apply them to your life? What difference can these concepts or tools make in your everyday life? PSY 240 Week 8 CheckPoint Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality (UOP) PSY 240 Week 9 Capstone DQ (UOP)

  12. PSY 240 UOP Course Material • 1. Final Project: Analyzing Psychological Disorders- Due Day 7 Individual Forum as Attachment. • You are interviewing for a psychologist position with a top company. After your face-to-face interview with the team, they have provided you with two additional assignments—Part A and Part B below, which will complete the interview process: PSY 240 Week 9 Final Project Analyzing Biopsychological Disorders (UOP)

  13. PSY 240 UOP Course Material