Imagine that you are a practicing psychologist, and you are the featured presenter for the upcoming psychology conference. Your chosen topic centers upon factors that influence human behaviors and cognitions. In your presentation, you want to teach the audience about biological, evolutionary, and environmental factors that influence behaviors. To do this, you will need to prepare a PowerPoint to present to the audience. In your PowerPoint presentation, be sure to include the below concepts: Identify ways in which the environment can both nurture and thwart mental ability.
Explain how nurture and nature play interactive roles in shaping behavior. Summarize the effects of some of the main neurotransmitters in the brain, and list four hormones that influence behavior. Your PowerPoint presentation must be at least eight slides in length, not including the cover slide and reference slide. In addition to your textbook, you must use a minimum of one scholarly source. Any information from an outside source that is used should be cited appropriately according to APA format.
You may use the notes field in PowerPoint to expand on your ideas, if necessary, but this is not required. Your presentation style should appear professional, using appropriate formatting and graphics. If you have never created a PowerPoint, or if you want to brush up on your skills, watch this tutorial created by the CSU Writing Center to learn tips and best practices for creating a PowerPoint: http://columbiasouthern.adobeconnect.com/powerpointbestpractices/