Brain and Nervous System Presentation: PSY 402
Make a PowerPoint presentation (9-12 slides) outlining the fundamental functions of the brain and nervous system. In your presentation, make sure to address the following points: Brain: Draw the major lobes of the brain as well as the subcortical areas. A brief description of each component’s function should be included.
Display the brain’s gross anatomy.
Display neurons as well as various types of glial cells.
Recognize the structure of a neuron.
Show the major components of the nervous system (Central/Peripheral, Autonomic/Somatic, and Sympathetic/Parasympathetic). Include the fundamental functions of each section, as well as the fundamental functions of neurons.
Demonstrate the gross anatomy of the nervous system.
Display synaptic transmission
Describe what happens to cells when an action potential occurs.
For each slide, speaker notes of 50-75 words are required. The title and reference slides are not included in the total number of slides.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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A minimum of four to six scholarly resources must be used.
While APA style is not required for the body of this Brain and Nervous System Presentation: PSY 402 Topic 2 assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should follow APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the Student Success Center.
This assignment makes use of a rubric. Please review the rubric before beginning the Brain and Nervous System Presentation: PSY 402 Topic 2 assignment to become acquainted with the requirements for successful completion.
You must turn in this assignment to LopesWrite. Please follow the steps outlined in the Student Success Center. PSY 402 Topic 2: Brain and Nervous System Presentation
Choose a peer-reviewed journal article about a problem-solving, decision-making, or intelligence theory that was discussed in class (e.g., fluid or crystalline intelligence, primary/secondary reinforcers, biases, or effective problem-solving strategies) for this assignment.
The following requirements must be met by the article:
The article must be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The article can only be obtained through the GCU Library.
The article must be a research study rather than a review of the literature (i.e., the article has to have methods, results, and discussion sections).
A cognitive or behavioral theory, model, or effect must be used in the article.
The goal of this article review is to encourage you to think critically about a topic related to cognition or learning. After you’ve finished reading your chosen article, answer the following questions. To differentiate between the various aspects of your review, use subheadings. Remember that APA guidelines can be found in the Student Success Center’s APA Style Guide.
Make sure to include the study’s main findings.
What were the researchers’ conclusions based on the data?
Implications for Psychology (how the findings might be used/applied in the field):
Include how the study’s findings can be applied (e.g., why are the study’s findings important?). These could be the implications proposed by the authors or your own ideas (be sure to cite if they are not your ideas).
How would psychologists, educators, and counselors benefit (learn) from the findings?
How might the findings help to advance knowledge or application in the field? What should psychologists “take away” from the study’s findings?
Describe the fundamentals of the study’s methodology. What methods were employed?
What were the participants’ names?
The Study’s Strengths and Weaknesses:
Include at least one advantage AND one disadvantage from the study.
Explain why you consider each to be a strength or a limitation. Hint: study findings are not in and of themselves “strengths.”
The article review should be between 1,000 and 1,250 words long. Include at least three scholarly articles.
Prepare this assignment in accordance with the APA Style Guide, which can be found in the Student Success Center. There is no need for an abstract.
This assignment makes use of a rubric. Please review the rubric before beginning the assignment to become acquainted with the requirements for successful completion.
You must turn in this assignment to LopesWrite. Please follow the steps outlined in the Student Success Center.
The following programmatic competencies are assessed by this benchmark assignment: 4.4: Discuss the significance of staying up to date on current trends in psychology.