PSY 1010 General Psychology
Brain and Behavior
Instructions: Read each of the following cases carefully. Using your knowledge of the central nervous system, identify the area(s) of the brain responsible for the behaviors in each case. 1. Ann, the landscape artist, is standing at her easel, painting with her right hand as she looks out the window at her garden. She s listening to classical music as she paints (Bolt, 2002, p. 17). 2. Eddie, a professional wrestler, is in the ring wrestling an opponent. The crowd is yelling and his opponent is taunting him. Eddie yells back at this opponent. The two wrestlers are out of breath and sweating profusely, but they continue to wrestle each other (Bolt, 2002, p. 17).
3. Jill is a law student studying for her exam. She is reading cases of violent crimes. She is snacking on popcorn and drinking coffee (Bolt, 2002, p. 17). 4. John was just in a car accident. He was able to get out of the car and get help. However, when he arrived at a house nearby, he told the homeowner that he had been in an accident and heard her say that she would call the police and an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, the homeowner told the medics that she observed that John was stumbling when he walked up to her house and was having trouble remembering exactly what happened just before the accident. Bolt, M. (2002). Instructor s resources to accompany David G. Myers Exploring Psychology. Worth Publishers: New York. ...
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