Nervous System Enabling Psychological Functioning

Area of Study 1: How does the nervous system enable psychological functioning?

Nervous system functioning

- the roles of different divisions of the nervous system (central and peripheral nervous systems and their associated sub-divisions) in responding to, and integrating and coordinating with, sensory stimuli received by the body

- the distinction between conscious and unconscious responses by the nervous system to sensory stimuli, including the role of the spinal reflex

- the role of the neuron (dendrites, axon, myelin and axon terminals) as the primary cell involved in the reception and transmission of information across the synapse (excluding details related to signal ...

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(eustress and distress) including daily pressures, life events, acculturative stress, major stress and catastrophes that disrupt whole communities

- models of stress as a biological process, with reference to Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome of alarm reaction (shock/counter shock), resistance and exhaustion, including the `fight-flight-freeze' response and the role of cortisol

- models of stress as a psychological process, with reference to Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkman's Transactional Model of Stress and Coping (stages of primary and secondary appraisal)

- context-specific effectiveness, coping flexibility and use of particular strategies (exercise and approach and avoidance strategies) for coping with stress.

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Added: 7/30/2018 08:38:21 PM
Submitted By: lilyheenan2
Category: Health & Medicine
Type: Free Paper
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