1. The first psychologists were philosophers; however, the field became more sophisticated as scientific approaches were developed. Explain the historical evolution of psychology, tracing its roots from Ancient Greece to the modern day. Identify and describe three of “today’s perspectives,” and explain in detail which perspective you think best explains the root of human behavior.
2. You are interested in conducting a research study that investigates whether listening to different types of music while studying improves test scores in an Introduction to Psychology course. Detailing ethical considerations, the scientific method, and experimental research methods, how would you implement this research study from start to finish?
3. The brain naturally produces neurotransmitters that have a significant impact on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Choose three
neurotransmitters, and discuss how each one impacts an individual’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
4. The activities of the sympathetic nervous system are often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Discuss an event in your life when your sympathetic nervous system became activated. What changes did you notice to your body?
5. Suppose you were to suffer an accident to the frontal lobe of your brain. Describe what effects you might notice as a result of this accident? Explain the role neuroplasticity would have in your recovery.
The answer to each numbered question in a particular assignment should be at least 250 words in length, or between one and two double-spaced, typed pages. APA format
Reference Chapter 1 & 2
Robert S. Feldman, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, 11th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015)