Week 3

PROF LEX ONLY!!!!!

Assignment: Case Study Project—Brain and Behavior; Sensation and Perception

Last week you submitted the first part of your case study, which involved writing an introductory paragraph about your chosen individual and finding an article in the Walden library to support your analysis of that person. You are now ready for the next phase of your Final Project.

This week you will continue working on your project by applying the concepts you learned in Week 2 (Brain and Behavior; Sensation and Perception) and Week 3 (Learning and Memory) to your chosen case study.

By Day 7

Your Assignment submission this week should include:

  1. What you wrote about your chosen individual that you submitted in Week 2.
  2. An explanation of how the concepts from the three major course topics apply to your chosen individual. Be sure to include information from the readings about brain and behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory.

Incorporate any feedback your Instructor provided to the summary of your individual last week. Your submission this week should be 3 to 5 pages in length.

Refer to the Interactive Case Study media, Final Project Example document, and Final Project Template to guide your work. You will find these in this Week’s Learning Resources. Please remember that the Final Project Example document is just an example. You may not copy any text from this document for use in your own project. All writing in your project must be your own original work.

Required Readings

Feldman, R. (2012). Psychology and your life (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

·         Chapter 5, “Learning”

·         Chapter 6, “Thinking, Memory, Cognition, and Language”

o    Module 18, “The Foundation of Memory” (pp. 206–212)

o    Module and 19, “Recall and Forgetting” (pp. 213–225)

Case Study Project Resources

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Introduction to psychology interactive case study [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Document: Final Project Example (PDF)

Document: Final Project Template (Word Document)

Required Media

Engage in this interactive tutorial prior to this week’s Discussion to learn more about classical and operant conditioning. You will have the opportunity to practice identifying and getting feedback about components of classical conditioning and operant conditioning.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). What is classical conditioning [Multimedia file]? Baltimore, MD: Author.

Document: Classical Conditioning TrascriptTranscript (PDF)

Laureate Education (Producer). (2015e). What is operant conditioning [Multimedia file]? Baltimore, MD: Author.

Document: Operant Conditioning Transcript (PDF)

Optional Resources

You may wish to read the following modules from your course text as they could be used for your case study:

Feldman, R. (2012). Psychology and your life (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

·         Chapter 6, “Thinking, Memory, Cognition, and Language”

o    Module 20, “Thinking, Reasoning, and Problem Solving” (pp. 226–236)

o    Module 21, “Language” (pp. 237–249)

Przybylski, P. (n.d.). Introduction to memory techniques. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/memory.html?route=article/newTIM_00.htm

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