PSYCHOLOGY

(Part 1) Drug Reactivity
—Describe the synapse of a terminal button onto a dendritic membrane.
—Indicate at least six ways that a drug can affect synaptic transmission.
—Compare the changes in drug reactivity that are noted in tolerance and sensitization.
—Provide an explanation for each effect.
 
(Part 2) Addictions
—Locate and read a recent, full-text article from the Capella Library on a drug (for example, heroin or Prozac), its behavioral correlates, and its place in the pharmacopoeia.
 
—Based on your literature review and the text readings, summarize the major effects of the drugs, and link these effects to the various receptors that have been identified in brain. Distinguish between physical and psychological addiction.
 
—Cite your source using standard APA guidelines.
 
(Part 3)  Application of F Tests
—Identify a research question from your professional life or career specialization that can be addressed by a one-way ANOVA.
—Indicate why a one-way ANOVA would be the appropriate analysis for this research question.
—Describe the variables and their scale of measurement.
—Discuss the expected outcome.
 
(Parts 1&2)  Studies
Readings
In your Physiology of Behavior text, read:
Chapter 4, “Psychopharmacology,” pages 99–129.
Chapter 18, “Drug Abuse,” pages 614–643.
Media
Click Launch Presentation to view a media piece on neurotransmitters.
Optional Internet Resources
If you choose, you may explore the following:
4u.com: Pharmacokinetics Tutorial.
RxList: The Internet Drug Index.
Web of Addictions.
 
(Part 3)  Studies
Readings
Use your Warner text to complete the following:
 
Read Chapter 6 “One-Way Between-Subjects Analysis of Variance.” This reading addresses the following topics:
 
Research Situations Using One-Way ANOVA.
Assumptions of One-Way ANOVA.
Calculation of One-Way ANOVA.
Effect Size.
Planned Contrasts and Post-Hoc Tests.
Reporting and Interpreting SPSS Output.