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Traumatic brain injury. Overview Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death. Symptoms Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Mild traumatic brain injury The signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury may include: Physical symptoms. OBSSR e-Source – e-Source Book. Brain Basics: Know Your Brain. The World of Abnormal Psychology - Annenberg Learner. Producers: Alvin H.

The World of Abnormal Psychology - Annenberg Learner

Perlmutter, Inc.Toby Levine Communications, Inc.Megan CogswellKevin DawkinsMarsha Zeesman Course Development Team: Alvin H. Perlmutter Co-Project Director Executive ProducerToby H. Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition - Annenberg Learner. Acculturation: The process of acquiring or adapting to a new culture, its traditions, customs, and patterns of daily living.

Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition - Annenberg Learner

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): A severe immunological disorder caused by a virus that destroys the body’s immune system and weakens the ability to fight harmful bacteria. Activation Synthesis Theory: The idea that during sleep, an automatic activation system in the brain produces a series of random electrical discharges that the sleeper roughly ties together by creating a storyline.

An opposing theory to the traditional Freudian idea that dreams are secrets, fears, and the like rising from the unconscious. Addiction: The physical and mental state of dependence on a substance or stimulus, to the point where withdrawal symptoms occur whenever the substance is not present in the body. Affective Disorders: Any disorder in which the primary symptoms are associated with mood disturbances, such as extreme depression, excessive elation, or both.

Nature vs. The Brain: Teaching Modules - Annenberg Learner. Watch Footage from the Psychology Experiment That Shocked the World: Milgram's Obedience Study (1961) For decades following World War II, the world was left wondering how the atrocities of the Holocaust could have been perpetrated in the midst of—and, most horrifically, by—a modern and civilized society.

Watch Footage from the Psychology Experiment That Shocked the World: Milgram's Obedience Study (1961)

The Artistry of the Mentally Ill: The 1922 Book That Published the Fascinating Work of Schizophrenic Patients, and Influenced Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky & Other Avant Garde Artists. It's an enduring irony of art history: artists whose work has come to define high culture are often characterized by various mental health issues.

The Artistry of the Mentally Ill: The 1922 Book That Published the Fascinating Work of Schizophrenic Patients, and Influenced Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky & Other Avant Garde Artists

But the artwork of ordinary, anonymous people who struggle with those same issues is regarded as therapy, maybe, or a diversion, or a meaningless form of busy work. Psychology & Counseling Careers Guide. (37) The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133. 5 things to say to students suffering from anxiety. [Editor’s note: Don’t miss our companion piece, “5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety.”] Understanding anxiety is something that educators, parents, doctors, therapists, students, sufferers, and non-sufferers are still working on. Just like anything else we attempt to understand, we will never get there if we don’t, first, ask questions. Everyone is biased, including you: the play designed by neuroscientists. “It’s her word against his,” says a middle-aged male juror in thick-rimmed glasses.

Everyone is biased, including you: the play designed by neuroscientists

“Someone of his experience wouldn’t do something so risky.” A woman to my right says the defendant is probably guilty, but maybe not beyond reasonable doubt. ePsychVCE - Home. Psychology Research Methods. (Roll over different areas of the image for discussion)

Psychology Research Methods

Psychology – Exams and Examination Reports. Back to Top Exam Specifications and Advice Past Exams and Examination Reports Past exams are made available after any copyright issues are finalised.

Psychology – Exams and Examination Reports

Examination Reports are prepared by the Chief Assessor and provide feedback on student performance in past examinations. Examination Reports for written exams contain some answers. Current Study Design The following exam relates to the current study design. Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology. 18 Must-See Films For Psychology Students. A pioneer of French cinema, filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard said, “Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”

18 Must-See Films For Psychology Students

Film as art is certainly no exception when it comes to capturing our minds and imaginations. Film provides a powerful medium for exploring what it means to be human, offering us a glimpse into human nature at its best, its worst and everywhere in between. Perhaps that’s why there is no shortage of films that explore the gamut of psychological topics – making film a popular tool for teaching psychology. Teaching “Top 40” Playlists. Classroom Resources. Teaching Psychological Science. Developmental - Clips for Class. Pregnancy and Prenatal Development In the Womb This clip introduces the National Geographic special In the Womb, which follows a babys journey from conception to birth.

Developmental - Clips for Class

The end of a babys nine month journey is shown as well as scenes from inside the womb. Images in this series are made possible by new scanning techniques and computer simulations. ePsychVCE - Home. What is Psychology? Understanding Common Conditions and Treatment. AllPsych - Psychology information for students of all ages.