Your goals are to learn about major structures of the brain, how they influence behavior, and to describe them in action.
1. Your textbook chapter on brain and behavior or biological psychology.(Psychology: An Exploration, Second Edition by Saundra K. Ciccarelli; J. Noland White)
2. A YouTube video (optional)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRYRuAfTCX8 – Hosts Bradford and Anna give us a special “peek” into the brain during a common interaction—two people recognizing and greeting each other on the street.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF5TWcADGpc – An overview of various parts of the brain, categorized according to their locations and functions.
http://educationnorthwest.org/resource/503 – Please read the brief description of the traits of:
Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions.
Your best friends invite you over for pizza and a friendly game of cards. Describe how the following parts of the brain are involved during your evening of eating pizza, socializing, and playing cards: Broca’s area, hippocampus, hypothalamus, and occipital lobe. You are encouraged to watch the YouTube videos.