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What is Human: A Psychological Aspect

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Ragavie Manoragavan

on 28 September 2012

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What is Human: A Psychological Aspect The Brain Humanity evolved physically as well as mentally. The brain sizes of our human ancestors gradually increased. Psychology helps to refine the definition of humanity by investigating what makes our brains and cognitive processes different and unique from other species. Research attempts to make sense of our behaviour, including how we learn, how we perceive the world and how we use language. The Brain of a Teen The Hemispheres Left Hemisphere The Parts of the Brain Frontal Lobe communication & language
logic and mathematical abilities Right Hemisphere receives & analyzes information
handles facial recognition
spatial awareness
visual imagery Each hemisphere controls the muscles on the opposite side of body 2002 March (cc) image by jantik on Flickr involved in speaking and planning actions Temporal Lobe analyzes sounds to make sense of speech Corpus Callosum large circular structure connecting hemispheres Hippocampus transfers information into memory, stores the names of people and things Amygdala two almond-shaped neural clusters regulating how emotion can affect memory
creating "fight or flight" response to fear The Big Five Personality Factors Emotional Stability calm/anxious
secure/insecure
self - satisfied/ self-pitying Extraversion sociable/retiring
fun - loving/ sober
affectionate/reserved Openness imaginative/practical
preference for variety/ preference for routine
independent/ conforming
Agreeableness soft - hearted/ ruthless
trusting/suspicious
helping/uncooperative Conscientiousness organized/ disorganized
careful/careless
disciplined/ impulsive Hall of Fame Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) Believed helping people discover events from past to help with their diagnosis Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Developed theories on child development Erik Erikson (1902-1994) Developed theory about the eight stages of human development a teenager's brain is never fully developed
in the middle of the phase where brain starts to make permanent changes
scientists find new and abstract things about teen brains
can help learn more about human development
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