Ethology_outline 2006b - Biological Basis of Behavior...

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Biological Basis of Behavior Psychology 210 What is Biopsychology? 0. “the scientific study of the biology of behavior” 1. psychobiology, behavioral biology, behavioral neuroscience 2. psychology: the scientific study of behavior 0. comparative psychology Other Disciplines of Neuroscience 1. Neuroanatomy 0. Structure of the nervous system 2. Neurochemistry 1. Chemical bases of neural activity 3. Neuroendocrinology 2. Interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system 4. Neuropathology 3. Nervous system disorders 5. Neuropharmacology 4. Effects of drugs on neural activity 6. Neurophysiology 5. Functions and activities of the nervous system Comparative psychology o Comparing different species o Parallels with evolutionary biology Divisions of Biopsychology 3. Six major divisions o Each has different approach o There is much overlap among them 4. Physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, comparative psychology Experimental and Observational 7. Experiments involve the manipulation of variables
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8. Observational studies, the researcher observes the behavior of an organism but does not does not control the variables o A lot of time Experiments 9. The difference between the conditions is the independent variable o What we manipulate o X-axis 10. The effect of the independent variable is the dependent variable
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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