Psy 101 Essay example

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Psychology & Society 101
October 5,2013

Writing paper no. 1

Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts and behavior. To be more clear it’s the scientific discipline that studies mental process and behavior in human and other animals. The overview definition can be said, as it’s the study of mind. As for this writing, I have chosen to write the concept of chapter 3 (The Biology of Behavior). I feel that the concept of Psychology is mostly based on this chapter because it’s the human body in which it depends on.

The Biology of Behavior is based on the overall function of our human body parts such as how nervous system and hormones works, how the brain function, how changes in structure and of function can affect behavior. For examples, we could ask how prescribed drugs to treat depression affect behavior through their interaction with the nervous system. It describes the main parts of a human body. According to my understandings, the overall concept for this chapter are: The neuron system: A neuron is a nerve cell that is basic building block of the nervous system. Neuron is similar to the other cells in a human body in a number of ways, but there is only a key different between neuron and other cells. Neuron is specialized to transmit information throughout the body. So, while neurons are the building blocks of the communication system it is the network of neurons that allows the signal to move between brain and body. The brain, the human brain is not only one of the important organs in the human body but it’s also one of the most complex organs too. The cerebral is a part of brain that functions to make human being unique. Distinctly human traits including higher thought, language and human consciousness as well as the ability to think, reason and imagine all originated in the cerebral cortex. A brain isn’t just a single one organ, its divided into many other parts as well. Frontal lobe, Parietal lobe, Hindbrain, Cerebellum, Thalamus, Mid brain, Fore Brain, Left and Right Brain an so on. These have their own function and it performs on their own way. The brain is a human system in which if one part of it is changed in structure or function its affects human behavior totally like, loosing memories, strength of thinking, loosing seeing vision, changing personalities which is directly related to psychology.

According to me, as biology deals with our bodies, and psychology deals with our thoughts, imaginary, if one changes it usually affects the other. For example, if a girl looses 10lbs she would be ecstatic, really happy, and her confidence would increase. This can be said because as her body weight is known as biology and her thoughts as psychology. Psychology is what people itself think, and the brain, nervous system