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Neuroscience
How the body and brain enable emotions, memories, and sensory experiences.
Evolutionary
How the natural selection of traits promotes the perpetuation of one's genes.
Behavior Genetics
How much our genes and our enviroment influence our individual differences.
Psychodynamic
How behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts.
Behavioral
How we learn observable responses
Cognitive
How we encode, process, store, and retrieve information
Social-Cultural
How behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures
Acetylcholine (ACh)
Enables muscle action, learning, and memory.
Undersupply - Alzheimer's
Dopamine
Influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion
Excess - schizophrenia
Undersupply - Parkinson's
Serotonin
Affects mood, hunger, sleep, and arousal
Undersupply - depression
Norepinephrine
Helps control alertness and arousal
Undersupply - depress mood
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
A major inhibitory neurotransmitter
Undersupply - seizures, tremors, and insomnia
Glutamate
A major excitatory neurotransmitter; involved in memory
Oversupply - migraines or seizures