Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Program 18: Maturing and Aging - Expand Your Knowledge
History of Psychology
Research Methods
The Human Brain
Human Development
Therapeutic Approaches
link to Series Glossary
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Link to Series Who's Who

Key Terms for Program 25: Expand Your Knowledge

Amygdala: A portion of the limbic system considered to be the center for certain memories, as well as for emotional reaction, such as aggression.

Computer Assisted Tomography (CAT scan): An instrument for measuring and analyzing the brain's structure.

Dyslexia: A condition in which the high-speed language processing area of the brain fails to activate, causing difficulty in reading and deciphering particular sounds.

Event-Related Potentials (ERP): An instrument used to measure and record brainwaves during specific cognitive events.

Implicit Attitudes Test (IAT): A method of measuring biological and psychological reaction time when a pair of values are presented.

Parietal Cortex: The part of the brain that determines where objects are in space, and consequently how one needs to react to them.

Position Emission Tomography (PET scan): An instrument used to image the brain during cognitive activity.

Retinotopic Mapping: The process of recording images photographically in the visual cortex for visual processing.



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