CH 1 bio outline

CH 1 bio outline - a Problems 2 Case study a Problems III...

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CH 1: WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY? I. What is Biopsychology? a. Definition b. Neuroscience and Psychology c. Fairly new field of study i. D. O. Hebb – relationship between mental activity and brain activity d. Problem – nervous systems are very complicated II. The Diversity of Biopsychological Research a. Human and Nonhuman Subjects i. Quantitative differences ii. Advantages of human subjects iii. Advantages of nonhuman subjects b. Experiments and Nonexperiments i. Experiments 1. cause-and-effect relationships 2. Independent variables 3. Dependent variables 4. Confounding variables ii. Nonexperimental Studies 1. Quasiexperimental design
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Unformatted text preview: a. Problems 2. Case study a. Problems III. Six Divisions of Biopsychology a. Physiological Psychology b. Psychopharmacology c. Neuropsychology d. Cognitive Neuroscience e. Psychophysiology f. Comparative Psychology g. Converging Operations i. Eclectic approach h. Critical Thinking and Biopsychology i. Assessing credibility of scientific claims in the media ii. How much evidence? iii. What kind of evidence? 1. Peer-reviewed journals iv. B.S.: Prefrontal Lobotomy 1. Nobel Prize – Dr. Egas Moniz, 1949 2. How was this based on bad scientific practices? 1...
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