Describe the major functions of the left and right hemisphere. What types of behaviors are expressed more often in a “left-brained” and “right-brained” person Consider your own strengths and weaknesses in these areas, and then take the handedness questionnaire. Discuss your results and your own thoughts on your dominant hemisphere. Include genetic considerations as well, looking at your parent’s left- and right-brained cognitive behaviors. Be sure to support your response with evidence from the text. [MO5.3]
WRITE AN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION AND LABEL Q5
Summarize each of the three stages of the General Adaptation Syndrome in detail, including examples of the physical changes in the body at each stage. After looking at these stages of stress and learning how stress can impact your general health, take the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale and calculate your stress score for the past year. (A total score of less than 150 indicates low risk of stress-related illness; a score of between 151 and 299 indicates a moderate risk of stress-related illness and a score of 300 or greater suggests that the person is at significant risk of illness due to the stress in their life.)
Discuss your risk for developing a stress related illness and your previous experiences with illness during stressful events such as final exam week. [MO6.3]
WRITE AND ASWER TO THIS QUESTION AND LABEL Q6
Kalat, James W. (2016) Biological Psychology 12th edition, Cengage.