(Brain and Behavior; Sensation and Perception) and Week 3 (Learning and Memory) to your chosen case study.

Last week you submitted the first part of your case study, which involved writing an introductory paragraph about your chosen individual and finding an article in the Walden library to support your analysis of that person. You are now ready for the next phase of your Final Project.

This week you will continue working on your project by applying the concepts you learned in Week 2 (Brain and Behavior; Sensation and Perception) and Week 3 (Learning and Memory) to your chosen case study.

Your Assignment submission this week should include:

1. What you wrote about your chosen individual that you submitted in Week 2.

2. An explanation of how the concepts from the three major course topics apply to your chosen individual. Be sure to include information from the readings about brain and behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory.

Incorporate any feedback your Instructor provided to the summary of your individual last week. Your submission this week should be 3 to 5 pages in length.

Refer to the Interactive Case Study media, Final Project Example document, and Final Project Template to guide your work. You will find these in this Week’s Learning Resources. Please remember that the Final Project Example document is just an example. You may not copy any text from this document for use in your own project. All writing in your project must be your own original work.

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our Assignment will be graded on the components below. Remember to refer to the required textbook readings from last week and this week to guide you. Also, each section needs source integration to support your comments. For more specific details refer to the Assignment Rubric located in the Course Information area.

· Paragraph summarizing individual (5 points)

· Application of information about Neuroscience and Behavior to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, what are some possible brain-based causes for your individual’s behavior?

· Application of information about Sensation and Perception to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, how is your individual experiencing the world through their five senses?

· Application of information about Learning and Memory to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, what examples of classical or operant conditioning do you see in your individual’s life?

Allen Whitcomb Reports:

  • 47 years old; married with two children in college
  • Has been healthy all his life, but recently had a bad car accident and lost a leg; he was texting while driving
  • Reports that the car that hit him appeared to be farther away and moving slower than it was
  • Reports chronic pain since the accident; and takes over-the-counter medications to reduce discomfort
  • Reports that his trouble at work is due to pain, but therapist thinks he has anxiety because his mother always said he wasn’t good enough
  • Believes he can succeed at work if he can “get it together”
  • Is color blind
  • Says his heart rate increases when he hears the song that was on the radio when he got in the accident; this also happens when any similar-sounding song plays
  • Has gained 20 pounds since the accident and is trying to lose it
  • He knows his wife loves him no matter what; he believes she can do no wrong
  • Thinks all managers at work are unfair and overly directive
  • Feels people think of him as disabled and treat him differently because of his injury

Allen Whitcomb Reports:

47 years old; married with two children in college

Has been healthy all his life, but recently had a bad car accident and lost a leg;

he was texting while driving

Reports that the car that hit him appeared to be farther away and moving slower

than it was

Reports chronic pain since the accident; and takes over-the-counter medications

to reduce discomfort

Reports that his trouble at work is due to pain, but therapist thinks he has anxiety

because his mother always said he wasn’t good enough

Believes he can succeed at work if he can “get it together”

Is color blind

Says his heart rate increases when he hears the song that was on the radio

when he got in the accident; this also happens when any similar-sounding song

plays

Has gained 20 pounds since the accident and is trying to lose it

He knows his wife loves him no matter what; he believes she can do no wrong

Thinks all managers at work are unfair and overly directive

Feels people think of him as disabled and treat him differently because of his

injury

Erin Whitcomb (Allen’s Wife) Reports:

He is always seeking a calm, quiet environment.

He always seems on edge.

She describes him as quiet, tense, anxious, and unfriendly.

He has never had many close friends.

She loves him no matter what.

He watches television a lot since the accident and treated her unkindly after

watching violent television shows, but he seems to feel bad and is trying to stop

that.

She encourages him to remain as active as possible.

She wants him to contribute to the family, community, and society.

Dawn Taylor (Allen’s Therapist) Reports:

He has difficulty sleeping, has continued pain after the accident, and reports

feelings of sadness and fatigue.

Therapist is teaching him to control his heart rate and breathing when he feels

stressed.

He remembers how to drive a car, but cannot remember the accident itself,

except for the song that was playing when it happened.

Therapist has told him to smile more throughout the day to help improve his

mood.

Therapist is encouraging him to take online classes to develop his sense of selfworth and feelings of contributing to the greater good.

Mark Flowers (Allen’s Manager) Reports:

Allen works the night shift but is having attendance problems, frequently showing

up late and calling in sick.

Manager is setting attendance goals with him and he is working toward earning

lunch for his team based on timely attendance.

Since Allen returned to work after his accident, the filing system has changed

and he now frequently gets confused.

Allen has trouble remembering information for more than a few seconds.

Allen is frequently late to work.

Allen performs better when he is working with the rest of his team.

· Quality of writing (15 points)

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