LECTURE GUIDE 
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
 
JOHN W. NICHOLS, M.A.
 
TOPIC #3 - The Physiological Basis of Behavior
 
 I. The Nervous System 

     A. CNS 

        (1) Brain - 

 

        (2) Spinal Cord - 

 

    B. PNS 

        (1) Somatic N. S. - 

 

        (2) Visceral N. S. - 

            a. Autonomic N.S. - 

 

                1. Sympathetic N.S. - 

 

                2. Parasympathetic N.S. - 

II. The Brain 

    A. Location - 

    B. Size - 

    C. Weight - 

    D. Appearance - 

 

    The Cortex (Neocortex) 

 

    E. The Hemispheres / Hemispheric Dominance - 

 

    F. The Lobes and Their Functions 

        (1) Frontal - 

 

        (2) Parietal - 

 

        (3) Occipital - 

 

        (4) Temporal - 

 

        (5) Limbic - 

 

    The Old Brain 

  

    A. Cerebellum - 

 

    B. Corpus Callosum - 

 

    C. Limbic System - 

 

    D. Reticular Formation - 

 

    E. Pons - 

 

    F. Brain Stem - 

 

III. The Neuron 

    A. Dendrite - 

 

    B. Cell Body - 

    C. Nucleus - 

 

    D. Axon - 

 

    E. Synaptic Fibers - 

 

    F. Synaptic Knobs - 

 

    G. Synapse - 

 

    H. Neurotransmitters - 

 

    I. The Myelin Sheath - 

 

    J. The Nerve - 

 

    K. Nerve Bundles - 

 

    L. Nerve Regeneration - 

 

IV. The Reflex Arc 

  

    A. Afferent Nerves - 

    B. Efferent Nerves - 

 

    C. Interneurons - 

 

V. The Endocrine System 

 

    A. The "Master" Gland - 

 

    B. The Other Endocrine Glands - 

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE? 
If the topics in this chapter and/or presentation are of particular interest to you, you might be interested in enrolling in these TCC courses: 

PSY 2123 Brain and Behavior 
PSY 2113 Mind and Behavior