Ch. 1 - 1 Biological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Biological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience Scope and Outlook What is Behavioral Neuroscience? B Is the field that relates behavior to bodily processes, especially the workings of the brain. B Main goal is to understand behavior and experience in terms of their biological substrates. Five major perspectives to explore the biology of behavior: B 1. Describing behavior B 2. Studying the evolution of behavior B 3. Observing the development of behavior and its biological characteristics over the life span. B 4. Studying the biological mechanisms of behavior. B 5. Studying applications of behavioral neuroscience. 2 IV and DV B Independent variable: A variable that you believe might influence your outcome measure; controlled by the experimenter. B Dependent variable: The variable that you believe might be influenced or modified by some treatment or exposure; the observed phenomena . E.g. In a study of how different doses of a drug affect the severity of symptoms, a researcher could compare the frequency and E....
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course NSC 3361 taught by Professor Greenwald during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch. 1 - 1 Biological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience...

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