PSYCH 635 WEEK 3 Memory Enhancement

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 3 Memory Enhancement

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 3 Memory Enhancement

PSYCH 635 WEEK 3 Memory Enhancement

Memory Enhancement

 

Select and complete one of the following assignments:

Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation

Option 2: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Literature Review

 

Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation

 

Watch the “Chess Experiment,” “Future Brain,” and “Early Stages of Experimentation” videos available on the student website.

 

Prepare a 10- 12 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes for public school teachers on the present and future state of neuroenhancers and transcranial stimulation for all groups of children: challenged, average capability, and gifted.

 

Address the following in your presentation:

 

  • Describe how neuroenhancers have the potential to improve learning among the three levels of learning ability. Distinguish between natural and artificial substances.
  • Provide a brief explanation of transcranial stimulation, including recent research and progress. Distinguish between transcranial magnetic and direct current forms of stimulation.
  • Describe the potential for transcranial stimulation to enhance the learning among the three levels of learning ability.

 

Option 2: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Literature Review

 

Assume you are consulting with a very high-tech computer software company. The company has a world-wide reputation for thinking creatively and finding innovative solutions; however, it reports difficulties recently with a decline in creativity. In fact, one of its best software developers said, “sometimes I think I know so much that my brain doesn’t have room to add new ideas.”

  

Watch the “Landscape of the Brain,” “Too Much Knowledge?,” and “Future Brain” videos available on the student website.

 

Prepare a 3- to 5-page literature review for a research proposal for company management on possibilities for enhancing creativity, including right-brain stimulation.

 

Address the following in your proposal:

 

  • Discussion of the work of Snyder and Chi
  • Research since 1990 on both brain stimulation and psychological measures for enhancing creativity

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 3 Memory Enhancement