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Neurotransmitters and Influences in Disorders.
Abnormal Psychology
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emotion, cognitive, Behavioral, Biological, Classical, conditions, social, learning, prepared, learned, helplessness, glutamate, serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tricia Mae Fortuna on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 361 at Towson University taught by DR. ERIN GIRIO-HERRERA in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at Towson University.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
9/15/16 Neurotransmitters  Glutamate: excites different neurons – causing to action  Serotonin: involve in processing information and coordination of movement and inhibition. Assists in regulation of aggressive, eating, and sexual behavior – involved in different psychological disorder  Norepinephrine: active in the central and peripheral nervous system. Control heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, etc. Body’s alarm reaction – involve in panic attacks  Dopamine: activate other neurotransmitters and to help in exploratory and pleasure-seeking behaviors – too much might contribute to schizophrenia; too little contributes to Parkinson’s disease Influences  Biological  Behavioral o Classical Conditioning  Male was sexually abused as a child (abuse and euphoria association) problem when euphoria is felt with a partner o Social Learning: most of what we learn depends on others around us  Punishments and Consequences Observations o Prepared Learning  Evolutionary – people who avoided snakes and spiders lived (fear)  Cognitive o Learned helplessness – hopelessness  Cognitions lead to development of disorder – depression  Having the thought and not doing anything o Can you learn optimism instead? Yes o What could it do for your life? Extend life 7.5 years o Attributions – what other factors that contribute to a disorder  Emotional o First session in Treatment of Anxiety (esp Fears): Psychoeducation o Peripheral Nervous System  Autonomic Nervous System  Sympathetic Nervous System o Fight or Flight o Emotion  3 parts:  Physiology – how your body feels – sensations  Cognition - Thoughts going through mind  Behavior  Social/Cultural o


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