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Gen Psych Tuesday

by: Carson Lopez

Gen Psych Tuesday PSY 100

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General Psychology
Dr. Jisook Park
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carson Lopez on Friday February 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 100 at a university taught by Dr. Jisook Park in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views.


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Date Created: 02/12/16
Tuesday 02/09/2016 Reminder: Must have 3 hours of research down for points Options: Do it in class or write paper (see Dr. Park) What is Addiction?  Physiological symptoms o Physical Dependence o Withdrawals: unpleasant reactions people experience when they’re deprived of the drug  Example: depression, shaking, dizzy, sweating, headaches  Psychological Symptoms o Addiction without physical dependence  Ex:  “social” drugs like Ecstacy  Smell or sound of coffee being brewed is relaxing  “Social” smoking or drinking  Not necessarily needing it physically, but brain tells you that you crave it  Tolerance o Getting used to substance to the point where it takes more to have desired effect o Process by which repeated exposure to a drug produces a decrease in sensitivity to the drug  Ex.  Spicy food—first taste is painful, but the more you eat the more used to the flavor you become o Homeostasis—body craves balance  If it’s used to 3 cups of coffee and you suddenly deprive it of the coffee, it results in headache to make up for it Theories for Taking Drugs  Drug is reinforcing  Genetic predisposition (more likely to take drugs due to hereditary/family history)  Drug causes physical dependence Psychoactive Drugs  Alter psychological activity interaction w/ neurotransmitters  Types: o Depressant (alcohol, opiates) o Stimulant (cocaine, caffeine, nicotine, ecstacy)  Alcohol (depressant) o Calms neural activity & slow body functions o Disrupts processing of recent experiences into long-term memories o Blackouts result from suppression of REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement)  Cocaine (stimulant) o Feeling of well-being/powerful o Blocks reuptake of dopamine—feel-good chemical  Excessive amount of dopamine in synaptic cleft left over is responsible for feeling so happy and powerful o Nucleus accumbens is the pleasure center that causes cocaine high ~Illegal Drug History Video posted in blackboard~ MDMA (Ecstacy or Molly)  Increases self-esteem & confidence & closeness w/ others  Releases serotonin—happy chemical—(for 3 hours) until no more is available for release  Heavy depression afterwards Sensation & Perceptions Perception vs. Reality  Naïve realism—the world is exactly how it appears  Solipsism—my mind is all that exists, everything else only exists as I experience it


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