This is a psychology response, psychology homework help

Anonymous
timer Asked: Jul 8th, 2017
account_balance_wallet $20

Question Description

I need you to read each answer to questions that were answered in my class, and respond to both with 250 words or more each with intellectual commentary that involves Psychology with two in text cited sources and two reference. If you have any questions I will continue to check my e-mail...

Unformatted Attachment Preview

Answers from Module 3 In some cases, it has been shown a number of times that disorders in the genome and other physical problems can impact personality (Michael, Morris, & Soroker, 1957) and various chemical theories of personality have been early considerations in psychology since at least 1929 (McDougall, 1929) showing that chemical composition and disorders in the body can impact personality. Take Schizophrenia for example of both a disorder that may be genetic and impact personality. While some evidence still is needed in the genetic study of the disorder, many scholars see schizophrenia as genetic (Kavanagh, Tansey, O'donovan, & Owen, 2015) while at the same time there is research that points to the idea that Schizophrenia impacts personality (Cann & Donderi, 1986; Ohi et al., 2012). Understanding that Evolution could be an informer of how humans develop, Darwin argued that the domestication of animals is evidence of evolution. As breeders bred animals based on temperament to produce a more domesticated version of primitive animal in the wild, Darwin postulated this was in alignment to his theory on evolution (Bouchard, 2001). This makes a strong case that personality is, at least to some degree, genetically derived. Humans are complex, but seeing how animals differ in personality can also determine how people are influenced genetically. Studies have indicated that people can change their personality over time (Hudson & Fraley, 2016). Hudson and Fraley (2016) even noted that people who attempt to change their personality experience better well-being, indicating that personality change is not detrimental to the human psyche. For this reason, personality is both a part of the human genome but also something that can be developed through time and changed without any major psychological harm to the person. Thus, it is the conclusion of this post that genetics are a contributing factor in personality, but not the sole contributing factor. While we can certainly reject the behaviorist view that all we are is a result of our environment, we can also reject the notion that we are merely philosophical determinists controlled completely by our genetics. References Bouchard, T. J. (2001). Genes, environment, and personality. Science-AAAS-Weekly Paper Edition, 264(5166), 1700-1701. Cann, D. R., & Donderi, D. C. (1986). Jungian personality typology and the recall of everyday and archetypal dreams. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50(5), 1021-1030. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.50.5.1021 Hudson, N. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2016). Changing for the better? longitudinal associations between volitional personality change and psychological well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, , 0146167216637840. Kavanagh, D. H., Tansey, K. E., O'donovan, M. C., & Owen, M. J. (2015). Schizophrenia genetics: Emerging themes for a complex disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 20(1), 72-76. McDougall, W. (1929). The chemical theory of temperament applied to introversion and extroversion. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 24(3), 293-309. doi:10.1037/h0075883 Michael, C. M., Morris, D. P., & Soroker, E. (1957). Follow-up studies of shy, withdrawn children: II: Relative incidence of schizophrenia. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 27(2), 331-337. doi:10.1111/j.1939-0025.1957.tb05496.x Plasticity refers to changes in the organization in the brain, for example, through maturation, as a process of learning, or after damage (Taupin, 2008). My first thought in reading this question was that the cerebral cortex was the primary area of the brain to exhibit neuroplasticity, as the plasticity research that came to mind all involved cortical structures. Consider the research with cats that showed that visual deprivation re-wired areas of the visual cortex (Hubel & Wiesel, 1970), the research that showed rats raised in enriched environments had thicker, heavier cortexes than did their counterparts raised in more barren cages (Rosenzweig, Krech, Bennett, & Diamond, 1962) and research that shows that the sense of touch takes over areas of the visual cortex among Braille users who were born blind (Barinaga, 1992). On the other hand, specialized sub-cortical areas seem less likely to demonstrate plasticity. How many people recover from damage to the medulla or other areas of the brainstem? And then there was the case of H.M., a man who was left with a permanent case of anterograde amnesia after suffering damage to his hippocampus (Scoville & Milner, 1957). Other areas of H.M.’s brain did not take over the function of encoding long-term memories. Yet, while the brain seemingly does not recover from the destruction of a hippocampus, there is evidence of neuroplasticity does occur there. For example, London taxi drivers have larger-than-average hippocampi, presumably due to their years spent navigating through a busy city (Maguire, Woollett, & Spiers, 2006). In fact, Chalupa, Berardi and Caleo (2014) reported that the occipital cortex and in the hippocampus were primary areas for neuroplasticity. References Barinaga, M.B. (1992). The brain remaps its own contours. Science, 258, 216-218. Retrieved from http://science.sciencemag.org/content/258/5080/216?ijkey=903816e7aeae5113ba37d42b28645bf 153965ce4&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha Chalupa, L. M., Berardi, N. and Caleo, M. Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives. Cambridge, US: MIT Press. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/lib/grandcanyon/reader.action?docID=10476089 Scoville, W. B., & Milner, B. (1957). LOSS OF RECENT MEMORY AFTER BILATERAL HIPPOCAMPAL LESIONS. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 20(1), 11– 21. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC497229/pdf/jnnpsyc002850015.pdf Taupin, P. (2008). Hippocampus : Neurotransmission and Plasticity in the Nervous System. Hauppauge, US: Nova Biomedical. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/lib/grandcanyon/detail.action?docID=10658942 Maguire, E.A., Woollett, K., & Spiers, H.G. (2006). London taxi drivers and bus drivers: A Structural MRI and neuropsychological analysis. Hippocampus, 16, 1-12. Retrieved from http://cvcl.mit.edu/SUNSeminar/MaguireWolletSpiers06Hippocampus.pdf Rosenzweig, M. R., Krech, D., Bennett, E. L., & Diamond, M. C. (1962). Effects of environmental complexity and training on brain chemistry and anatomy: A replication and extension. Journal Of Comparative And Physiological Psychology, 55(4), 429-437. doi:10.1037/h0041137 Hubel, D. H., Wiesel, T. N., (1970), The period of susceptibility to the physiological effects of unilateral eye closure in kittens. The Journal of Physiology, 206 (2), 419-436. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.1970.sp009022. ...
Purchase answer to see full attachment

Tutor Answer

chemtai
School: Carnegie Mellon University

please find the attached file. I look forward to working with you again.good b

Running head: PSYCHOLOGY

1

Psychology
Name
Institution
Course
Date

PSYCHOLOGY

2

Question One
No doubt, disorders such as schizophrenia have a significant impact on an individual’s
personality. Schizophrenia is a severe brain and behavior disorder that affects that affects how
people think, feel and act. People with this condition have the trouble of distinguishing reality
from fantasy. Also, they encounter problems in making decisions and managing their emotions.
Schizophrenia may disorganize the thought process and blunt the motivation to engage in
activities. People with this condition hear imaginary voices and assume that others are reading
their minds and are plotting to harm them. Victims of schizophrenia attempt suicide more often
because of their p...

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors