How Biological Psychology Affects Your Specialization

For this assignment, write a 5–7 page paper (excluding cover and reference pages) that:
—Describes the physiological psychology principles that influence psychological issues in your area of specialization.
—Discusses how an area of specialization, other than your own, may have been impacted by historical and contemporary research in biological psychology.
 
 
 
——–Be sure to utilize references from your book, at least 5 peer-reviewed journal articles that have been published in the last 5 years and content derived from the courseroom readings. Appropriate topics include neuroanatomical features of memory, attention, visual spatial skills, executive functioning, and praxis.
 
You must support your arguments with evidence from scholarly references.
 
Assignment Requirements
Cover Page:
Title of your paper.
Your name.
Your specialization or program.
Title and number of the course.
This quarter and year at Capella.
Your e-mail address.
Instructor’s name.
Body of Paper: Research content with headings and subheadings appropriately placed.
References: List resources cited in your paper.
Refer to the How Biological Psychology Affects Your Specialization Scoring Guide to be sure you have included all of the criteria on which you will be graded.
 
Submit your How Biological Psychology Affects Your Specialization paper in the assignment area.
 
Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity in your ePortfolio, in the Professional Showcase binder for NASP Domain 2.7.
 
NOTE: Your instructor may also use the APA Writing Feedback Rubric to provide additional feedback on your academic writing. The writing feedback rubric does not affect your assignment grade, but its feedback may factor into the grading criteria, if professional communication and writing is a course competency. Evaluate your own work using this rubric. Refer to the Learner Guide for instructions on viewing instructor feedback.
 
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to: Analyze the role of drug reactivity in tolerance and sensitization to drugs.
Describe the six pathways of synaptic transmission.
Identify the physical and psychological factors in drug addiction, and characterize their roles.
Describe the role of drugs on presynaptic receptors.
Describe the roles of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, describe the brain’s acetylcholinergic pathways, and characterize the action of drugs that affect neurotransmission.