19 Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. Choose two neurotransmitters and describe their impact.
  2. Identify the four lobes of the cortex and describe the main function(s) of each of them.
  3. What is the endocrine system? Choose two of its glands and explain how they impact human behaviour.
  4. What are the three key structures of the brain stem and what impact do they have on human behaviour?


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