Explains how memories are formed by identifying the four main processes of memory and the three stages of long-term memory. Describes the important differences between declarative/explicit memory and procedural/implicit memory. Lists the current concerns and controversies surrounding eyewitness testimony and repressed memories. Identifies the principal processes and causes of psychogenic and organic amnesias. Discusses the nature of “flashbulb” emotional memories. Distinguishes the differences between normal forgetting, age-associated memory impairment, and mild cognitive impairment. Lists the major memory disorders that can result in amnesia and dementia. Describes methods for improving memory.
Identifies the symptoms of and recovery pattern from a mild brain injury. Describes the difficulties in making the diagnosis of mild brain injury. Lists the steps in managing sports-related mild brain injuries. Describes treatment strategies for reducing the impact of mild brain injury on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and vocational functioning. Identifies lifestyle changes that can prevent the onset of a mild brain injury.
Describes how suboptimal nutrition in utero and in early neonatal life can “program” an individual to develop health problems in the future. Outlines the factors that contribute to poor quality diets in children. Identifies which nutrients children are most likely to fall short on for their daily needs. Lists health conditions and consequences of poor nutrition in children. Describes appropriate interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Outlines ways to help children develop healthy relationships with food.