Chapter 1: Introducing the World of Psychology
1.) Psychology is the study of how humans think, behave and feel and how the brain receives and processes information. Five major aspects that psychology focuses on are mental activity, behavior, critical thinking, social interaction and emotional processes. Mental activity allows us to use our five senses to perceive our surroundings. Our behavior is how we react to the information we receive about our surroundings. Critical thinking that helps us evaluate information to find a sensible, well-supported conclusion. Social interaction allows us to communicate with others while emotional processes helps us understand and effectively integrate our emotions in our daily lives.
2.) One modern subfield of psychology is Personality psychology which involves the study of an individual and the characteristics of their personality that can change over their lifetime and with different personal experiences.
3.) An interesting topic of study within the subfield of Personality…show more content… The nerves are made of neurons which are the cells that receive, process and transmit messages from one neuron to another. The nervous system is separated into two main parts; the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord. The second part of the nervous system is the peripheral nervous system which allows the central nervous system to communicate with the muscles, joints, glands and organs.
2.) The central nervous system is covered in bone to protect the brain and the spinal cord which are both necessary for most functions in the body. The brain is necessary for thought processes and is the beginning of any body movement and interprets signals from the peripheral nervous system. The spinal cord allows those signals to reach the