Overview: For this assignment you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation based on one of the topics presented this week: eating sexual behavior or sleep. This assignment will serve as practice for the presentation you will submit as part of your final project. Use the Practice Presentation Template to complete this assignment. Prompt: After reading the assigned textbook chapters prepare a PowerPoint presentation based on one of the topics presented in this module: eating sexual behavior or sleep. There are multiple resources associated with each topic: Eating o MyPsychLab: Visual Brain: Hunger and EatingThis section of MyPsychLabs Visual Brain will give you an overview of the different brain structures involved in eating and how they function to regulate eating behavior. As you examine different areas of the brain think of the role they might play in disordered eating.o Library Article: Does a Shared Neurobiology for Foods and Drugs of Abuse Contribute to Extremes of Food Ingestion in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa?This article examines the overlapping neural circuits for drugs of addiction and eating. As you read the article think about how this information could be used to help solve social problems related to eating disorders. o Video: How Sugar Affects the Brain (5:03) This five-minute video discusses how sugar affects dopamine in the brain. It also describes how eating certain foods can lead to changes in the brain that are similar to addiction. As you watch the video consider how sugar-related changes in the brain are similar to drug-related changes in the brain. Sexual Behavioro Library Article: Minireview: Hormones and Human Sexual Orientation This review examines the role of prenatal hormone exposure in the development of sexual orientation. The author looks at the role of genes and hormones in homosexuality. Changes in brain structure as a result of hormonal influence are also discussed. As you read through the article think about how the studies described have helped to change opinions on homosexuality over time.
Sleepo Slide 1: Before this weeks readings what were your thoughts on sleep? How much sleep did you think people needed and why did you think we slept? Have your ideas changed as a result of what you have learned? o Slide 2: Describe how theories of sleep have evolved over time based on new research findings and technological advances in the field of biopsychology.